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Has anyone tried 5-Lug HRV Swap?

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Old 01-04-2019, 08:23 PM
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Has anyone tried 5-Lug HRV Swap?

As the title states. Has anyone experimented with the interchange ability of the HRV parts with the GK chassis?

I know the GK chassis uses the same chassis so it could be very compatible. I wonder if the disk brakes would swap over as well.I have found 5 lug conversions for the GE platform. I wonder if these will work as well.

FIT 2nd 5LUG CONVERSION KIT USDM SPORT
https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/gaug...n-hubs-ge.html

I did look into the part diagrams and a lot of pieces seem to match up. Little off topic, but the AWD rear subframe looks like it could be compatible as well, but I don't know what transmission would take it.
 
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There are not really any benefits to a five lug setup in Fit sizing.
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mike410b View Post
There are not really any benefits to a five lug setup in Fit sizing.
exactly why Iím looking into it. For my specific needs
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:37 PM
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What are your specific needs? Just curious.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mike410b View Post
What are your specific needs? Just curious.
I work for a company that manufactures and produces hundreds of wheels a year. The 4x100 market is not something we target so if I switch to 5 lug I can regularly swap wheels and promote them with photography and marking. It's also extra income for me whenever I swap/sell a set.
 
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Lol that is specific, yes.

I believe you could probably swap them, but you better not take the word of some random guy on the internet. Check parts numbers of pieces that look like they should be the same. If they are, and there are enough of those touching the part you want to swap out, and any info you can find on dimensions or bolt sizes match, then it is a good guess it'll work.

Rear discs would be a benefit, but typical swaps like that need a new brake proportioning valve and you'll be the first to discover what else needs to be addressed.

The benefit, should you do this, is that your car will stand out as unique during the shows you mention. Is it going to be easier or cheaper than swapping the entire car, that's your question there...
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:01 PM
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Also I just looked at the link you posted. That seems to me like the easier option considering your focus is looks and not performance
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by fujisawa View Post
Lol that is specific, yes.

I believe you could probably swap them, but you better not take the word of some random guy on the internet. Check parts numbers of pieces that look like they should be the same. If they are, and there are enough of those touching the part you want to swap out, and any info you can find on dimensions or bolt sizes match, then it is a good guess it'll work.

Rear discs would be a benefit, but typical swaps like that need a new brake proportioning valve and you'll be the first to discover what else needs to be addressed.

The benefit, should you do this, is that your car will stand out as unique during the shows you mention. Is it going to be easier or cheaper than swapping the entire car, that's your question there...
thats a good tip to look at part numbers of surrounding parts didnít even think of that.

as per cheaper to buy another car? The fit is paid off, gets 40mpg, and requires no maintenance. Hubs from a junk yard cost a 400-600 dollars. So technically no itís not cheaper to buy a cool old school show car that breaks down all the time lol. Been there many times.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:48 AM
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Why don't you just re-drill the stock hubs to 5x100? Any competent machine shop should be able to do it.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:30 PM
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I meant swap in a whole HRV, not just some of the parts.

But if you are going to do all your work and the cost is only $600, then clearly you're right about the cost.
 
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