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Re: Changing 4x108 to 5x112 - masochistic?

> OK, I've got a Coupe GT, and have found these wheels that would look
> wonderful on the car.  However, they are 5x112, and as everyone knows, the
> '85 and up Coupes/4000s have the 'dreaded' 4x108.  How hard would it be to
> change this?  Could I just replace the hubs and rotors with 5x112 ones, or
> would it be more involved (like installing different brakes,
> installing/making brackets, etc).

I wll be doing this as soon as my exams are over.
Already have all the parts:
-5kt struts. I got my from a 1984 5kt. (will have to weld in 4k 
spring seat).
-5kt calipers and rotors.
-5kt tie rod assemblys. (need a welding shop to do a little cut and 
paste). Thin ahead here if you are going to have a turbo motor in the 
future.  Makes it easy for the future.
- Ur-q ball joints (get the ones from a year of Ur-q that uses the same control 
-Ur-q shock inserts (I got original '85 Ur-q Boge shocks)
-5kt turbo outer CV's for FWD (for me it's easier, I just got two rear 4kq 
driveshafts and they will fit the front if swaped side to side).
-There is going to be some brake line re-routing becouse the calipers 
on the 5kt are on the front side of the strut.

In the rear.
-For 4kq just press in 5kt front hubs and redrill the rotors to match 
the pattern.
-For fwd redrill the axle beam to allow the rear brakes from a 5kt to 
be bolted on.

That's it.

Martin Pajak

1982 Coupe TURBO (473,150 km)
1984 4000s quattro (soon to be a rally car)
1986 4000s quattro (326,000 km) 
1982 Coupe (154,000) parts car

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