5x114.3 vs 5x115 with rings

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  1. Umberger

    Umberger New Member

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    I ordered a set of wheels from carid I ordered the 5x114.3 and was sent 5x115. After 45 minutes on hold I was told that 90% of aftermarket wheels for our pattern are actually sent out as the 5x115s. Is this true? Is it gonna hurt me to run them?


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    Firstly, keep in mind they are a business and trying to make money. Paying to have them shipped back and ship you the correct set means they lose. This is they’re main reason. Regardless, I’m shocked a legitimate business would actually tell you that.

    The debate on 5x114.3 and 5x115 being interchangeable has been going on for years. With 15+ years in the wheel/tire biz, my answer “no”. However I know vehicles running the alternative bolt pattern with (apparently) no issues.

    With that said, I would 100% return those for the correct size. There is NO way I would compromise on this with a NEW set of wheels I purchased. If I was you I’d return the wheels and buy elsewhere.


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  3. Zpak

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    Typical carid. They suck! And, are on my banned list.
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    There is .027" difference in those bolt circles. Wheels are something that must run exactly true. I would not interchange those 2 on a daily driver, much less any kind of performance vehicle.
     
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    Return them. I had a very similar experience with them and they weren’t willing to listen to me until I had my credit card issue a charge back.
     
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    Carid is notorious for this sort of thing. I've never had any issue the few times I've used them, but I hear the stories, here and other forums.
     

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