John16 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:14 am
Thanks! A little pricy though. I'm just taking the hub to the shop and get them 2 studs weld up! In the future I'll do the conversion to 5 studs they are lighter and will make the car run smoother and faster but for now it is what it is. If I would of know better I would of get the conversion from the beginning. I also could go to a junk yard but to find one of these 240sx over here in Maryland is like finding a needle in the beach! Thanks again good stuff!
There is an issue if you're having the studs welded. They are press in and if the hub has rusted out or become damaged to the point you have to weld to fix it, I'd question the integrity of the rest of it.
they are lighter and will make the car run smoother and faster
This is NOT true. Most people like to convert to 5 lug for availability of parts. For example, if you convert over to larger brakes, the cars that those rotors come from (Z32, J30, etc...) are 5 lug so it makes sourcing parts like that easier. Also, as you're finding, the 5 lug hubs are easier to find as they're more desirable. It has nothing to do with weight or speed. To some degree, I feel like 5x114.3 hubs open up more choices for wheels but I don't have anything to back that up, outside of personal observation.