Yes, it has been done many times.
Hey vortex i was just wondering has any one swapped a 4x100 onto their gti or glx with out any adapters or things like that i think their are more light weight wheel options in 4x100 then 5x100 and was wondering can it be done for example take a vw mk3 jetta gt 4x100 onto a glx thanks any input is helpful.
Speaking from the other side (I have 4-bolt studs and lugnuts now), from where I'm sitting, after shopping for aftermarket wheels, it seems like there are more choices in 5-bolt wheels than there are in 4-bolt wheels.
After you eliminate the 4-bolt wheels that won't fit (wrong bolt circle or wrong offset (tons of Honda wheels out there)), there aren't that many choices, IF you're not looking to spend a minimum of $175-$250 per, for new wheels.
In my case, I was looking for wheels in a 15"-16" diameter (need to be at least 15" to clear 11.0" brake rotors), in 6.5"-7", with 34-38mm offset, 4-bolt only: not universal (slotted), or 8-hole dual fit pattern (IMHO they look ridiculous), not boat anchors (15lbs or less), and not over $100 a wheel (didn't want to spend more on a set of wheels and tires than the car is worth). I would have prefer wheels that were hubcentric so I wouldn't have to buy hub adapters, (but I found some excellent quality new hub adapters on eBay for a reasonable $20 a set, shipped, after the fact).
Surprisingly, I found a couple of wheels at a local wheel and tire shop that fit my criteria for about $65 a wheel. But I had to search for them by going shop to shop (found this place on like my 4th stop).
By contrast, I found 5-bolt wheels that fit all of my criteria at my last stop where I bough my wheels and tires, as well as at all of the previous stops.
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