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Wheel nut PCD

What is the PCD for the wheel nuts? I want to fit off road tyres on a second set of wheels for off-road work and I need to order the wheels with the right wheel nut pitch circle diameter.

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  • robinlwb Oct 09, 2008

    I measured the standard rims and I believe they are 100/5, that is 5 stud with 100mm PCD. However measuring a PCD with a tape measure isn't that accurate when there are an odd number of studs so I would appreciate confirmation from "experts" that understand wheel rim specifications.

    I intend to put on 15" rims with 215x70 6-ply tyres which should give me slightly higher ground clearance for off road driving than the standard 16" rims and low profile tyres. The down side here is it also means slightly higher gearing and low range gearing on the Subaru is already too high for my liking. However I think I can live with the higher gearing more easily than the current tyres and wheels.

    The standard tyres have very soft and week side walls (2-ply) and I keep getting blow outs from concealed stumps breaking througth the side wall when I drive off road at night. The proposed tyres are both half the price and at 6-ply should be considerably more resistant to this type of failure.

    I am interested to hear if anyone else has the same problem and what their solution has been?

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Most of the on-line purveyors of rubber have a search feature that will show you the selection of tires and aftermarket wheels available for your ride.
Judging from your spelling of 'tires' <grin> you must come from a more civilized part of the world, so this link is only for reference purposes, shipping costs would be a deal killer:
http://www.tirerack.com/  

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