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    Default Wb front wheels on VN disks

    Has anyone done this before. I have been told with a little bit of mayerial temoval it can be done. Im fittimg bigger disks callipers and ptobably master cylimder as well. Thanls

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    Doesn't WB still use the HQ wheel stud pattern? Imperial not Metric.

    Slightly different approach would be use a Hub with HQ Pattern (WB) and a floating hat from a VS, same size as VN, but the Disc will fit over the HQ pattern and all bolt up, use the same Caliper etc that you were planning. No redrilling of Discs, changing stud patterns etc.

    Worth looking into if the wheel track changes as the Commodore Disc is taller/deeper than a HQ, it's only mm's but worth being aware of or looking into.

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    HI
    1 is metric stud pattern
    1 is imperial stud pattern


    If the vehicle does not have to be registered YES
    NO
    If it has to be road worthy
    If it has to be tech inspected

    The conventional wheel nuts will not contact wheel nut steel insert seat properly

    Apparently there are ""eccentric wheel nuts" that my do the job legal ?? Dunno
    Then u have to be concerned about offset of rim

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    Thank you boys for the reply.
    Wb stud to stud (next to each other) 71 mm. Vn 70.. Pulled a wheel off the car and bolted a Vn disk up ..slowly..
    It was a tighter fit..no doubt..it did seem to pull in ok..but i'm not covinced yet..
    Could be a bitch to change on the side of the road..

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    And i didn't have my glasses on when i typed the first message! Typos!
    But i did when i checked the bolt up ☺

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    HI
    Yes its been done b4 BUT unless its offroad only I would not do it . Just because it bolts up does not change the fact there are 2 different bolt patterns .

    Have the hubs / axles double drilled with new studs if needed .

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    Ok thanks mate. I figured this may happen. Blank disks drilled to HQ stud pattern..

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    No idea how true or not got told that can correct to chev pattern by redrilling for larger wheel studs.

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    Thanks mate. I'm still scratching my head. And i realised the disks are 330 mm. Too big for my 15 inch rims..

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    Hi 427
    Do u have what vehicle??
    Hopper stoppers and similar places are awhere of what combinations canbe used for a wide range of vehicles . Give em a call .
    It does not take much to fill a 15inch wheel . it usaully depends on caliper clearance and wheel offset .eg your experience . That why there are not many 15 inch options around [only fits max 300mm disc] . Many factory disc are around 285mm . Most vehicle makers went quickly to 16inch or greater [discs around 330mm ].

    A BIG but is on an older car is say 17 inches . This is a low profile tyre . This type of tyre will create a bumpier ride and really need valving changed on shocks . The shocks need to move and be tuned to road roughness and ride quality . If not the car handling is poor .

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    Thanks Swampy. You are spot on.
    I will ring them tomorrow. I would be happy with 300mm disks and dual spots. It wont happen with the VN disks though. I'm sure i will get the right outcome. Just need to do some research..as the saying goes! ☺

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    Car is a WB tonner Swampy..

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    .. the wheels will fit
    sort of. The wheel nuts won't nip up correctly
    (coz the stud is off centre in the wheel hole)
    and will constantly come loose

    the other problem I am told is the wheel hub
    diameter is different and you break the wheel studs
    because they are taking the vehicle weight, not the hub
    (which is meant to)
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    Hi
    A tonner is low weight .SO u might be fine with either a good Holden caliper or an aftermarket caliper with huge pads . Just use a high quality DBA disc . The Chinese discs are really really shit . Studs break and the wear rate is huge . My reference to Holden calipers in the HQ HJ HX HZ WB , some of these are way better than others .


    Unless you are constantly circuit race u would have to question the need in a tuna .
    An idea might be vented /slotted with Bendix pad of choice everday CT or performance --similar to metal king

    Try and get softer rear linnings for the drums

    DBA cabe a little confusing . I suggest u give them a ring
    discs available stage 2 T2 slotted ,, stage 3 X GOLD drill and slotted ,, stage 5, XS 4000 series Racing stuff
    I have use DBA stage 2 slotted on the front

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