What is a wheel adapter?
A wheel adapter is used when installing a wheel that has a different bolt pattern than the vehicle. Adapters are commonly used to change the bolt pattern in order to properly fit wheels from one vehicle to the hub of a different vehicle. eg “6×5″ to 6×5.5″” or “14×1.5 Studs to 9/16 Studs”. They can also be used to properly fit aftermarket wheels. Like spacers, adapters are available in hub centric and lug centric designs.