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How to Measure Bolt Hole Circle of a Rim

Bolt pattern of a rim or Pitch circle diameter (PCD) from the wheel designer point of view, is the measurement of the center to center distance of the hole of the wheel, where the wheel nut lies, to the opposite hole, it can be determined by measuring the wheel bolt hole or the stud bolt of the vehicle where the wheel is installed.
What's the used of determining the bolt pattern, how important it is for the car owner to know the measurement of the bolt pattern?. Actually if you want to buy a wheel, one of the things that you need to consider is the bolt pattern measurement because this will determine the correct specification of the your replacement wheel so that the wheel will fit to the car.

How to determine the bolt pattern of the vehicle?
Use a meter tape to measure the bolt pattern.

You can either measure it on the vehicle stud bolt or on the wheel itself preferably the easiest is to take out the vehicle spare tire and measure it.

Measure the distance between the two opposite hole as illustrated.

The distance that will be measured is the bolt hole pattern or the pitch circle diameter. Bolt Hole Location - All about car

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