Advice on wheels/rims...

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Advice on wheels/rims...

Post by yooliii » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:58 pm

Looking to upgrade my wheels and rims on my 2014 pajero 3.8 lwb.

The bolt pattern is 6x139.7mm.

139.7mm is exactly equal to 5.5" so can I pick a rim that is 6 bolts by 5.5" or do i need a rim that is specifically 139.7mm.

Why do some manufacturers say the bolt pattern is 139.7 and some say 5.5"?

Apologies if this is a stupid question, never bought rims before and don't want to spend money on an incompatible set.

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Re: Advice on wheels/rims...

Post by joe.zeinoun » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:51 pm

its the same measurement... one is metric the other imperial...
one thing to keep in mind though is that most aftermarket rims will not be hubcentric, u could still rely on the cone shaped fasteners to centre the wheel on the hub... but its advisable to machine some aluminum shims to centre the new wheels on the hub, which in turn is safer and more reliable.
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Re: Advice on wheels/rims...

Post by yooliii » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:56 pm

joe.zeinoun wrote:its the same measurement... one is metric the other imperial...
one thing to keep in mind though is that most aftermarket rims will not be hubcentric, u could still rely on the cone shaped fasteners to centre the wheel on the hub... but its advisable to machine some aluminum shims to centre the new wheels on the hub, which in turn is safer and more reliable.
Thanks! I would have missed that! I can get the spacers to ensure the wheel fits snug on the hub.

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