Stud patterns ?

Submitted: Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 15:54
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we are looking for a caravan to tow behind the holden rodeo and I was thinking it would be handy if everything had the same stud pattern so in emergency the spares would be interchangeable.

I was told that caravans using 16" wheels only use Nissan stud pattern wheels as this is what the brakes come fitted in?

I am just curious if anyone has any experience in matching car and van wheels and tyres and how they went about it if they did ?
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:11

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:11
Hi Dug

We have always changed the wheels to match the tow vehicle. Costs a bit though.

Our caravan came with Nissan wheels as like the previous owner, we towed it with a Nissan. When we got the F250 we had it changed to Ford pattern. We had the conversion done by a mechanic to make sure it was done correctly. It has Simplicity suspension, and we bought the parts to convert through their Melbourne manufacturer. From them we learnt that it started out with Landcruiser wheels - no doubt built to specifications by the first owner to be towed by a Cruiser.

On our four wheel trailer, my husband has changed axle and wheels to match each change of tow vehicle brand.

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Reply By: Roughasguts - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:22

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:22
I think the Rodeo and Pajero share the same stud pattern.
I have definately seen NJ Paj wheels on a Rodeo twin cab.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:43

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:43
:-) I am still trying to work out details like this on the truck :-)

cheers doug
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:49

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:49
When I put 16 in x 7 trekker 2 wheels on my TF Rodeo (1994 model) the wheels were also suitable for the nissan navara. Same six stud pattern and same offset, about $95 a wheel 6 yrs ago.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:52

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:52
Cool if that works it will make life easier :-)

I am guessing the price has changed though :-(
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:54

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:54
I guess the other thing to consider is the tyres My van has 15 inch light truck tyres that run up around 55-60 psi.

I don't think me Desert duellers on the Paj would like tyre pressure that high but I could be wrong.

Or would you change to light truck tyres.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 17:46

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 17:46
I would just want them to make a run for civilization in an emergency.


If I could fit them then it would make carrying extra spares easier.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 17:58

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 17:58
Pretty much all six stud are the same - Nissan, Holden, Mitsubishi, Toyota, so you should have no problems fitting Rodeo wheels to a caravan with 6 stud hubs.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:21

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:21
mmmm you have not seen my luck ;-) !!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers doug
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Reply By: D200Dug- Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:22

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:22
PS Dumb question what is the "offset" of a tyre ?


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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:35

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:35
Just lifted this from a website:



Before mounting a set of aftermarket wheels, there are some dynamics involved with fitment that are best to understand first.

1. Wheel Diameter. This is the diameter of the wheel. Stock wheels are commonly 15 or 16 inch diameter. This dimension is usually in 1 increments (i.e. 15, 16, 17) but some manufacturers offer 16.5, which is rare.

2. Wheel Width. This is the width of the wheel, measured inside the outer lip of the wheel. This dimension is usually in 1/2 increments (i.e. 7.5, 8)

3. Wheel Center. This is the center of the wheel in relation to the width.

4. Offset. The distance from the centerline of the wheel to the face of the mounting surface of the wheel that contacts the hub.

4.1 Zero Offset. Indicates the mounting surface is at the wheel center.

4.2. Negative Offset. Indicates the mounting surface is behind (or inboard) the centerline of the rim. This is often found on standard rear-wheel-drive vehicles and on so-called reversed rims. (Diagram below shows negative offset)

4.3 Positive Offset. Indicates the mounting surface is in front of (or outboard) the centerline of the rim. This is often found on front-wheel-drive vehicles. Stock Tacoma wheels have Positive offset.

5. Backspacing. The distance from the mounting surface to the inside lip of the wheel. This measurement is closely related to offset (without actually measuring, backspacing is about equal to [Wheel Width / 2] + [Offset] + [about 1/4] ).

6. Centerbore. The centerbore of a wheel is the size of the machined hole on the back of the wheel that centers the wheel properly on the hub of the car. This hole is machined to exactly match the hub so the wheels are precisely positioned, minimizing the chance of a vibration. This measurement may be critical to clear the hubs of a 4WD.

7. Bolt Circle. Also known as PCD (Pattern Circle Diameter). The bolt circle represents the diameter of an imaginary circle that goes through the center of the bolt holes. 4x2 Tacoma Bolt Circle: 5 lug on 4.5 PCD; 4x4/Prerunner Tacoma Bolt Circle: 6 lug on 5.5 PCD.


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