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How do I get the same rims on my car to fit on my teardrop?

Postby Adventure Time » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:06 am

I have a scion xb 2012. I want the same rims and tires on my TD. How do I do this? The hubs are 5 on 113.4 mm. I tried a 5 on 4-1/2" hub and it seems to be the same bolt pattern however The hub center is too large of a diameter to fit through the rim. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: How do I get the same rims on my car to fit on my teardr

Postby jss06 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:46 am

5x4.5 is 5x114.5mm. It is slightly larger than your Scion. You need to buy spacers/adapters that chanel the bolt pattern. I had to do this to match my trailer to my new Cherokee.
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Re: How do I get the same rims on my car to fit on my teardr

Postby typoagain » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:49 pm

Just make sure your spacers are installed properly.
There are some really good YouTube videos that show a couple of common mistakes people have made and installing spacers that have led to the spacers failing and the wheel falling off.
Also if you have to put a spacer to change the hub diameter you're looking at moving the wheels out an inch and a half to 2 inches on each side so be careful with Fender clearance
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Re: How do I get the same rims on my car to fit on my teardr

Postby DrewsBrews » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:58 pm

Being a front wheel drive car there is quite a bit of positive offset on those wheels (39mm or 1.53"). Trailer wheels I believe have 0 offset so you will need large spacers anyway just to get back to 0 on the hub. Then the extra width of the car tires vs the trailer tires might make them contact the frame and need even wider spacers to clear.

But for starters will any of the hub go through the hole in the wheel at all?
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Re: How do I get the same rims on my car to fit on my teardr

Postby angib » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:03 am

Yes, the list of things you need to get right to use car wheels on your trailer is long:
- pitch circle diameter and number of studs/bolts;
- wheel offset;
- wheel centre bore.

The centre bore is usually the killer as trailer hubs stick through the wheel and are usually much bigger than the hole in a car wheel.

It's a nice idea, but in reality, getting a spare that matches the trailer wheels will be easier.
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