Finding the right stud pattern for your vehicle’s wheels can be a tricky task, but with the right knowledge and tools, it can be done with ease. In this blog post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about stud patterns, including how to find the stud pattern for your vehicle and what to look for when selecting new wheels.
What is a Stud Pattern?
First, let’s start with the basics. A stud pattern, also known as a bolt pattern, is the arrangement of the holes on a wheel that the studs on your vehicle’s hub go through. The stud pattern is measured in a number of holes and the diameter of the circle that they form. For example, a 5×114.3 stud pattern would have 5 holes arranged in a 114.3mm diameter circle.
How Do I Find the Stud Pattern of My Wheel?
1. Look at the Owner’s Manual
To find the stud pattern for your vehicle, you can start by checking the owner’s manual. This should include information on the vehicle’s stud pattern, as well as other important wheel and tire specifications. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, you can also check the door jamb or the vehicle’s VIN number for information on the stud pattern.
2. Measure it Directly
Another way to find your vehicle’s stud pattern is to measure it directly. To do this, you’ll need a stud pattern gauge, which is a tool that allows you to measure the distance between the center of each stud hole. This can be purchased online or at a local auto parts store.
Once you know your vehicle’s stud pattern, you can start looking for new wheels that will fit. When selecting new wheels, it’s important to ensure that the stud pattern of the wheels matches that of your vehicle. Additionally, you should also make sure that the wheel’s center bore and offset are compatible with your vehicle.
When it comes to stud patterns, it’s important to remember that not all wheels will fit all vehicles. That’s why it’s essential to know your vehicle’s stud pattern and to select wheels that are compatible. By following these tips, you can find the perfect stud pattern for your vehicle and get the best fit for your new wheels.
More on Stud Patterns
Stud patterns, also commonly known as bolt patterns, bolt circles, lug patterns or PCD’s (pitch circle diameter) – nevertheless, stud patterns are determined by the diameter of a circle which runs through the centre of a wheels stud holes. Generally, there are 4, 5 or 6 stud holes. This diameter determines your stud pattern, which using the table below, will help provide you important information on your wheel set up such as the stud distance and most commonly used wheel stud size.
“…stud patterns are determined by the diameter of a circle which runs through the centre of a wheels stud holes”
Odd and Even Stud Pattern Measurement Methods
When it comes to finding the correct fittings for your axles, it is important to know your required stud pattern to match the wheel pattern. For uneven stud holes such as 5 stud patterns, measure from the centre of one stud, to the furthest edge of the most opposite stud. For even stud holes such as 4 or 6 stud patterns, simply measure from the centre of one stud, to the centre of the opposite stud. Compare your measurements to the stud PCD column in the table below to find your stud pattern.
Here at Sunrise, we are always happy to lend a helping hand to our customers – if you require more information, or want to be sure about your measurements, contact your local Sunrise store or bring in your wheel and we can help you on the spot.
In conclusion, stud pattern is an essential aspect to consider when selecting new wheels for your vehicle. With the right knowledge and tools, you can easily find the stud pattern for your vehicle and select wheels that will fit perfectly. Make sure to pay attention to your vehicle’s stud pattern, center bore and offset when selecting new wheels for your vehicle.
|Stud Pattern||Stud PCD||Stud Distance||Common Stud Size|
|FORD||5 x 114.3mm||67.18mm||1/2″|
|COMMODORE||5 x 120mm||70.54mm||7/16″|
|HQ HOLDEN||5 x 120.65mm||70.91mm||7/16″|
|HT HOLDEN||5 x 108mm||63.95mm||7/16″|
|LANDCRUISER/NISSAN||6 x 139.7||69.85mm||1/2″|
|LANDCRUISER 100 SERIES||5 x 150mm||88.20mm||9/16″|
|GEMINI||4 x 100mm||70.71mm||7/16″|
|DATSUN||4 x 114.3mm||80.80mm||7/16″|