SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
8/19/08 12:00 p.m.

Anyone know the bolt pattern of a Mazda 323 GTX (1988)?

Any other cars with similar?

Thanks!

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
8/19/08 12:02 p.m.

4x4.5" Ford Festiva ;)

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
8/19/08 12:03 p.m.

You're kidding, right??

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
8/19/08 12:20 p.m.

Look at my face, does it look like I am kidding?

I hope someone saw that.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
8/19/08 12:25 p.m.

Anyway, there are lots of 4x4.5" wheels out there including various Accords, some Toyotas (AE86 Yo!) and a lot of Hyundai Kia type cars.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
8/19/08 2:20 p.m.

In the family, there's also a range of RX7s that use the 4x114.3 pattern.

kcbhiw
kcbhiw Reader
8/19/08 10:45 p.m.

Using Ford Aspire front hubs on all four corners of the GTX, one can convert to 4x100 ;). A few hours of junkyard picking and poking yielded this. I think I spent overall about $100 on the reconfig.

You'll lose the captive rotors and can use larger brake hardware in the front. Furthermore, it'll give you a good excuse to install new bearings.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
8/20/08 9:52 a.m.

Cool! I knew you could retrofit AWD Protege spindles, but I hadn't heard about the Aspire parts. What does it do to the geometry?

kcbhiw
kcbhiw Reader
8/20/08 10:13 a.m.

You maintain the GTX knuckles, just swap in the press out the GTX hub and press in the Aspire's. The geometry remains the same.

(Mis-used the word "spindle" previously. doh!)

Furthemore, I used 1st gen Protege rotors and calipers in the front (direct bolt on), and Miata rotors with a spacer behind the GTX caliper in the rear.

A few pics here.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
8/20/08 12:28 p.m.

Oooh, hub. Nice one, I like that. I've seen the Miata rotor tweak before.

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