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I know this is most likely a stupid question, but are all holden rims the same stud pattern or do some differ from others. I have a 74 HQ, would most modern Holden rims fit on it or is it not this simple???

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No they are not all the same.

Early Holdens (up to the Torana's I think) had a 4 stud pattern).
They then moved to a 5 stud pattern.
With the introduction of the Commodore the 5 stud patterns measurements were changed (due to the change from imperial to metric measurements).

Be careful, the difference may be hard to spot. A modern Commodore stud patterned wheel may appear to fit your HQ, but using it could be quite dangerous. I believe the pressures caused by the slightly off fit can even lead to the studs breaking off.

There are a lot of modern wheels available in HQ stud pattern though so you shouldn't have any trouble finding some nice ones. Have fun choosing!

Michael

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Michael

Almost right Michael, early Holdens have all had 5 studs, it was the early Falcons that had 4 studs. Anyway they were a large stud pattern (PCD) on FX (48-215), and FJ, then they went to a smaller PCD on the FE-HG and toranas, the HQ-WB share the same stud pattern (a chev pattern actually), and commodores are slightly different again (but they are close so people try to tell you that they are interchangable, but as Michael said they don't and can be a dangerous combo!!)

Hope that helps.

Peter

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Hi i am referring to the comments about the modern wheels on HQ like pursuit rims on a HQ i tried one on and it fitted ok .Was talkin to a guy that says if you use spacers they fit ok.So is it the stud pattern that is just out.Or is it the center that is the problem.Ive seen them on a few HQ's.A freind of mine has 2 15x8 inch pursuit(cop) rims on his ute and has had no problems what so ever.So please dont think i am saying that you guys are not right or anything like that.I just asking if some one can clear this up for me once and for all.Im confused.Thank you. Help.

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HQ pcd is5x4.75 inches.Commodore pcd is 5x120mm. 4.75inches equals 120.65mm.So you can see that there is a difference of .65mm not much but enough to make it dangerous.If you had the old style mags with the long lug nuts they would not fit.The wheel studs will have to bend half of .65mm to fit. .325mm each stud.This doesn't sound much but use at your own peril.Some people also think that if you change the bolts to metric that it will be okay.Not so because the pcd is a circle taken through the centre of the studs.

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The commodore requires a centre hole in the wheel of 70mm to be a snug fit and to also take the load not the wheel studs.The HQ requires a centre hole of 72mm.The centre hub takes the load not the wheel studs.

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Thanks for clearing that up for me.So it is the stud pattern and the center.

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