Most cars have different PCD’s, and in some cases some car brands such as Honda, Vauxhall, Peugeot for example have different PCD’s depending on the car model. Not all 5 stud alloy wheels will fit on all five stud cars; this applies the same to 4 stud & 6 stud vehicles.
With different cars having different PCD’s and wheel offsets it is necessary to ensure the correct and safe fitting of alloy wheels on a car to deal with a professional and experienced company.
A Warning to Our Customers !
At Performance Alloy.com we receive 100’s of calls per day with customers who have purchased cheap alloy wheels from online auction sites such as Ebay or from adverts in news papers because the price offered for these wheels was very cheap. These adverts “said” that they would fit a wide range of cars but when you received these alloy wheels they did not. In many cases to solve this fitting problem (if it can be done), costs much more than purchasing new alloy wheels from a professional company like ourselves in the first place.
This is why we recommend dealing with a professional company from the start !
Wheel PCD – Pitch Circle Diameter Explained
The number of bolts used to install an alloy wheel varies from 3 to 8 studs depending on the car brand and car model. The pitch is the diameter of the circle that intersects the stud centre.
To fix alloy wheels correctly the same number of studs AND the same pitch / PCD should be available.
Below you will see a diagram explaining on how to measure the PCD of your alloy wheels. It is worth noting at some cars PCD is measured to the nearest 0.1 of a millimetre, e.g.: 4x114.3, 5x120.65.