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Old 22 March 2008, 14:40   #1
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Changing wheel size

For a couple of reasons I'd like to put a slightly larger wheel on my trailer, presently I have a 10" wheel with a 4" P.C.D. I can't find any wheels larger than 10" that have a 4" P.C.D. they seem to go straight to 100mm and upwards.
Changing hubs is too expensive (braked) and I did wonder about some sort of stud adapter, any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 22 March 2008, 14:49   #2
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Just did a quick search:

http://www.rphleisure.co.uk/php/cata...19322e61ee5747

http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/12_inch_rims.html top one on this page

Don't know whether the other specs are compatible though.

I'm sure there are more too!

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Old 22 March 2008, 14:54   #3
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Pcd

arent minis on a 4"pcd? which would mean most BL cars were.
metro uses 12" wheels and possibly maestro van /marina van would be the same with a 13 " wheel?
i am not recomending it but i know some people mix 100mm and 4" pcd up and seem to get away with it. if i did it all the wheel nuts would come loose and the wheel fall off!!
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American´s are the ones still using 4" over here loads of 12" 4 lug 4" rims available, also 13" rims can be found (lot of American folding campers beeing imported to Iceland over the years, also we import boat trailers on 12" rims)

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Hilman imp and most vauxhalls, nova etc are also 4"PCD
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Thanks guys, one thing I forgot to mention was I need a wheel with holes in! I have a good wheel clamp which fixed through the holes.
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may be worth trying a 100mm pcd wheel , there is less than 2mm difference between 4" and 100mm.
Would you also need to change mudguards ?
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may be worth trying a 100mm pcd wheel , there is less than 2mm difference between 4" and 100mm.
Would you also need to change mudguards ?
Hadn't even considered that, no mudguards are well clear.
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Another thing to consider it the Centre Hole, Some trailer wheels have a larger hole in the centre to clear the Hub.
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may be worth trying a 100mm pcd wheel , there is less than 2mm difference between 4" and 100mm.
Would you also need to change mudguards ?
yes they will certainly fit but it will bend the studs slightly and put uneven force on the taper which locks the nut.
it will work for long enough for you to forget about it, then the wheelnuts will work loose and the wheel will fall off!
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