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Roadkill Customs Wheel Bolt Pattern Database


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I didn't think this would go in the new products, as this isn't really about new products, but about something i have found useful in the past, although they do sell wheel spacers and wheel adapters. The big thing i like about their site though, is they have a wheel bolt pattern database, that is quite extensive.  If you go to their website, http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/ and look on either the right or left side of the home page, you will see a link to their bolt pattern database.

 

The reason i find it useful is because i can go to it, put in any make and model, and not only does it show the factory bolt pattern, but on most makes it shows offset, as well as the diameter of the wheel's center hole, and the diameter and thread pitch of the lug studs, and if you scroll down past the adapters on the page that comes up, it will also show what other vehicles, even of different makes, that will match your vehicle.

 

For example, my friend had a 2000 chrysler cirrus. He didn't like the look of the factory wheels, so we went to a u-pull yard, found a set of VW wheels that matched his car that he liked, checked roadkill customs to confirm the fit, so he bought these wheels and they bolted right up and fit nicely. Another place it is very useful, is say you go to your local wrecking yard, or u-pull yard, and see a set of wheels that you would like on your vehicle. Instead of buying them, finding out they wont fit your vehicle, and going through the hassle of a return, you can get on the roadkill website, and find out instantly if they will fit your vehicle or not.

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What a great lead!  Thanks for sharing with all of us, biggman100!

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Just tried the road kill customs link to find out the pattern and back space on my 73 binder...No luck. 

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Please advise whether this is a Scout II or an I-H pickup.  4x4 or 2WD?  Is this stock equipment that you're trying to replace/restore or are you doing wider wheels and tires and need to know the original backspacing and wheel bolt circle?

 

Share details, I'll furnish information from my reference library..."Binder" covers I-H models in general, we'll narrow it down.  The I-H pickup, Scout II and Travelall were each alive and well in 1973.  Would be great if they still were!

 

Thanks for drawing attention to the listings at Roadkill, I looked and confirmed your findings.  Many others have dropped I-H details as well...Let's keep the 'Binders rolling!  Please share the equipment that your '73 I-H has...

 

Moses

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Tatman, i did find some limited info on the 1/2 and 3/4 ton scout and scout 2. The half ton scout and scout 2 have a 5 on 5 1/2, for all years, and the 3/4 ton is 8 on 6 1/2, for 1969-1984. Both the 1/2 and 3/4 ton use a 1/2 in lug stud. I couldnt seem to find backspacing or wheel center info though. It also looks like all years of the travelall use that same 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern as well. With that info, you can at least do a search on Road Kill Customs, and put in the bolt pattern, and get a list of wheels that may fit. A word of caution though, i was told that certain newer ford truck wheels the backspacing will work, but that they wont fit over the center of the front hub. Another bit of info i found, is that the backspacing for any wheel for the I-H can be no more than 3 3/4. Hopefully this helps steer you in the right direction.

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Nothing against the Roadkill site... but when I looked up 1945 Jeep CJ it showed one listing for all CJ wheels from 1945 to 1986, a 15x6 with a 5 on 5.5 bolt circle and a 110 mm bore. Obviously there were many widths and diameters of wheels on the CJ over the years with that bolt pattern.

 

The actual wheel bore to fit over the locking hubs however is 4.25 inches or 108mm. I suppose that this is close enough to 110 with rounding error... or they want a loose fit on the bore so the wheels don't get stuck on by corrosion.

 

Most of the data I see comes from a company called Global Insight, sort of a Hollanders for all auto specs. (This is a paid service.) I also find the Bennett Garfield Plus sizing (tire guide) handy but it only goes back to 1998.

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