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Old 10-04-2023, 04:36 PM   #1
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5 Lugs swap S13

Hi, I'm from Italy and I got a 200SX RS13, like most of S-chassis guys around Europe. I want to do a 5 lugs swap because I have bought other wheels. What kind of set do you use? I was thinking about the ones from 240SXconversions, but I'm not sure. Are there better option here in Europe?
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GKTech front conversion hubs with quality (Timken, SKF) bearings pressed in + used Z32 rears is the cheapest "high quality" setup you can get. Being in EU shouldn't make this too difficult.

I got the 240sxconversions ones for my fronts in a pinch recently and have no complaints, but the car basically only sees ~10 drift days a year and little to no street time so I'm not overly concerned short-term.
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GKTech front conversion hubs with quality (Timken, SKF) bearings pressed in + used Z32 rears is the cheapest "high quality" setup you can get. Being in EU shouldn't make this too difficult.

I got the 240sxconversions ones for my fronts in a pinch recently and have no complaints, but the car basically only sees ~10 drift days a year and little to no street time so I'm not overly concerned short-term.
I was also thinking about Ichibas. Are they fine, right?
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I was also thinking about Ichibas. Are they fine, right?
I've never owned any. From what I remember, they were kinda the go-to like 12 years ago: before Contano, ISR, etc. saturated the market. I honestly don't remember if they were regarded as high quality, they were definitely the most expensive option other than going new OEM S14 fronts w/ knuckles and balljoints and OEM S14/Z32 hubs pressed in the rear.
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I've never owned any. From what I remember, they were kinda the go-to like 12 years ago: before Contano, ISR, etc. saturated the market. I honestly don't remember if they were regarded as high quality, they were definitely the most expensive option other than going new OEM S14 fronts w/ knuckles and balljoints and OEM S14/Z32 hubs pressed in the rear.
I've read that the kit uses OEM bearings, while others don't.
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I've read that the kit uses OEM bearings, while others don't.
I would just do what Thursday7 said, I to have the gktech and s14 hubs laying around
Only need to install the bolts and let a bearing get pressed in the gktech ones, then they are ready to go
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I would just do what Thursday7 said, I to have the gktech and s14 hubs laying around
Only need to install the bolts and let a bearing get pressed in the gktech ones, then they are ready to go
Yeah, I know, but S14's option isn't plug and play like others, sadly.
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Yeah, I know, but S14's option isn't plug and play like others, sadly.
s14 rear just bolts in right up
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If you take a look on Ebay Kleinanzeigen in Germany, there is a guy in east germany (Japartnese) that makes 5 stud hub conversion kits for S13s.... CNC machined and use standard bearing sizes. The price is pretty good, like 300 Euro if I remember correctly.


No need to change of to S14 stuff to run them


Will be ordering a set myself over the next couple weeks for my own car.

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