The Daihatsu Hijet has a bizare wheel fitment setup, its PCD4x110 which is very rare to say the least although there are other vehicle which support this pattern and there are other options too.
These Diahatsu models all have the same 4×110 PCD fitment:-
- Daihatsu Hijet
- Piaggio Porter
- Daihatsu Cuore L201, L501 & L601
- Daihatsu Cuore Move L80
Non Daihatsu’s which have this fitment are:-
- Mazda RX7 Series 1 & 2from 1978 till 1983 (although the centre bore is too small at 59.6 mm but can be modified)
- Other 1970’s to mid 1980’s Mazda cars such as R100 RX2 RX3 RX4
- Toyota Corolla models KE10, KE11, KE15, KE16, KE17, KE18, KE20, KE25, KE26 from 1970’s and 80’s
- Perodua Nippa
Now there are some other options too, either you can use hub adapters which are pictured here. These bolt onto your hijet and allow the fitment of other sized wheels, there is someone on ebay in the USA who is selling them which convert PCD 4×110 to 4×100 which is a standard fitment.
These adapter plates will space out your wheels further from the hub and thus offset of the wheels needs to be considered. The ones pictured were made by large519 on the hijet forum and they look like the right proper job!
The other option is to use variation nuts or “wobble nuts” as they are commonly known. They have a collar which is free to move from the threaded centre allowing for upto a couple of millimetres in variation in the bolt pattern. The Hijet has nuts, not bolts, and uses the thread specification of M12x1.5
Some people have had successful results using this method while others have been put off by the lack of centre spigot on the rear wheels. You are free to make your own choice about that!
One thing is certain though, many vehicles have had PCD 4×108 forced on with standard nuts which results in the studs either breaking or bending which is a very dangerous situation, the least of the problems with doing this will be vibrations and wobbling as the wheel will not be sitting central on the hub. Standard Hijet steel wheels have a centre bore of around 66mm, this is where it fits onto the hub on the front axle, the rear does not have any spigots/lips that slip into the centre bore of the wheels.
On both of my vans that I have fitted alloy wheels too I have used PCD4x110 wheels, one set are Mazda wheels which have a centre bore that is too small for the Hijet, and the other set I have no idea at all what they are off as the centre bore is large. I think they may be off an old Triumph or something, I’m really unsure. To make the Mazda Wheels with their 59.5mm centre bore fit my Hijets 65.5mm front hubs what I’ve done is take the hubs off the van and turn them down in a lathe, they looked like this after they had been cut.
The next problem you will find is the offset, Hijet wheels have an unusual offset where the bolt flange is almost level with the front edge of the rim. Most vehicles have offsets of 45mm or so, and the wheels will be 5.5J or something wide like that in comparison to the little narrow Hijet wheels. This will result in the wheels sticking out of the arches which may look cool but it’s an MOT failure and it will have an effect on the handling of the van so tread carefully.
Then to top it all of there is the overall wheel size itself, the standard 12 inch wheels with their little tyres have quite a small total diameter. If you go fitting some normal car wheels and tyres with the 185/65/13 tyres on you’ll find the front tyres dangerously close to the corners of the doors under the front arches, especially when you turn the steering wheel! You can either slim down the tyre size or alter the bodywork of the van, there are you choices really.