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S2 Toyota-powered Elise/Exige 5-lug conversion

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Hey from across the pond.  I'm wondering if any of you guys have done the 4-lug to 5-lug conversion, and if it's as simple as just replacing the hubs from a VX 220.  I'm also wondering about the front hubs of the S3 Exige, since they are also 5-lug.  Does anyone here have any information on what parts it would take to make the conversion?

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On ‎13‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 02:33, VisualEchos said:

Hey from across the pond.  I'm wondering if any of you guys have done the 4-lug to 5-lug conversion, and if it's as simple as just replacing the hubs from a VX 220.  I'm also wondering about the front hubs of the S3 Exige, since they are also 5-lug.  Does anyone here have any information on what parts it would take to make the conversion?

The V6 uses a later bearing pack with a different speed sensor and wiring plug, although it would bolt up.

Why do you want to use 5 lug bearings?? This will severely restrict the wheels and brake that are available to you. Yes the 5 lug bearings and appropriate discs are a direct fit

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6 hours ago, Seriouslylotus said:

The V6 uses a later bearing pack with a different speed sensor and wiring plug, although it would bolt up.

Why do you want to use 5 lug bearings?? This will severely restrict the wheels and brake that are available to you. Yes the 5 lug bearings and appropriate discs are a direct fit

Thanks for the reply.  The goal would be to increase the number of wheels available by changing to 5-lug, as 4-lug is pretty much dead in the USA.  I've also seen some race cars make this conversion, and wondered what they might have used.

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Actually, after more research, the car above doesn't even use the 5-lug, it's center-lock.  And I suppose the VX220 5x110 wouldn't help much.

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