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Old 10-09-2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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4 to 5 Stud Ford Focus 2002 Hatch ?

Hi guys,

I will be soon getting a mag set for my 2002 Focus Hatch and the wheel types I like seem to be only available in 5 stud pattern not 4 stud pattern can I upgrade to 5 stud on this model and how do I go about it.




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Old 10-09-2013, 04:09 AM   #2
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Yes its possible. But you say soon picking up. Meaning you haven't got them yet, right?

Honestly if you don't know how to do it, then it probably not the best idea to try and do it.

I would not buy the wheels, and keep saving your money to buy ones that will fit. Check out the classifieds section always wheels forsale for a decent price.
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Yes its possible. But you say soon picking up. Meaning you haven't got them yet, right?

Honestly if you don't know how to do it, then it probably not the best idea to try and do it.

I would not buy the wheels, and keep saving your money to buy ones that will fit. Check out the classifieds section always wheels forsale for a decent price.
No I don't have them yet I have the money to buy a new set.

Nope never done it before hence this thread asking if someone has done it and what it is involved and what kind of money they spent in doing so.
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you can have the hubs and rotors re-drilled to whatever lug pattern you want at almost any decent machine shop. very simple. remove the aforementioned parts and the machine shop will remove the wheel studs and weld closed the holes and smooth everything out. they will then measure out your desired lug pattern and drill out the new holes and replace the wheel studs. you reinstall the parts and bolt up your new wheels. this could cost several hundred $$$ though. and its also very important that the machine shop do the job correctly. if they dont do the welding correctly they could weaken the part causing it to break on your car sometime later down the road. if they dont measure perfectly before they drill the new holes the rotors and hubs may not balance out which will cause vibration in the car and can cause damage.

basically you would be best off to simply buy a different set of wheels unless you are just dead set on doing it.

you could get lucky and find a wheel spacer/lug adapter that will convert from 1 lug pattern to another simply by bolting it on. however unless the wheels you bolt on have a ridiculously high offset they will stick out of the fender wells, look stupid, and rub the snot out of the fenders. because an adapter like that would space the wheels out a few inches.

sorry, i really wish something like this was easier to do because i would love to run some of the NEW focus wheels that are 5 lug. but i just cant bring myself to pull the trigger on doing the job
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I will confirm with everyone else, its pretty much not worth it. I have only ever seen one set of 4 to 5 lug spacers and they were custom made, the guy had to roll his fenders quite a bit and they still stuck out even with a high offset wheel. Anyone else that has done the conversion has has a machine shop re drill everything or find a donor car with a 5 lug design and swap it over, which also required a lot of modification.

Going about doing something like this could easily cost well over $1000 when you could just find other wheels that would fit the car and make life much easier.
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Then after you have the hubs drilled for a five lug pattern, what do you do when it's time for new brake rotors or drums? Pay the machine shop again. Those will be some very expensive wheels when all said and done.
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Someone might want to look in to the 2005 chassis Volvo S40 suspension components... mainly the hubs and see how much work it would take for them to fit. Those are practically a focus.
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Someone might want to look in to the 2005 chassis Volvo S40 suspension components... mainly the hubs and see how much work it would take for them to fit. Those are practically a focus.
It has been done a couple time using Mazda3 components, which are also Ford C1 chassis. The hardest part is the CV shaft as the inner spline is Focus specific and the outer spline is Mazda (and I would also guess Volvo) specific. Ergo, you have to make a custom axle.
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