Now Supplied with USA made Drill Bits!! (We make everything else in house)
Please Note: We do NOT make a drill guide to change the number of lug studs (4 to 5 lug, 6 to 5 lug). There is not enough material left between one of the new holes and an existing hole to deem it safe and acceptable. Also our guide needs to rotate for each hole drilled, therefore it is not possible to rotate the guide 4 times to drill 5 holes. In this case, new axles should be made to accommodate the change in lug studs. (I get this question often so I have stated it at the beginning)
Wheel Bolt/Lug Drill Guides allow you to drill out your axle and drum/disc brakes to a different bolt pattern. No need to purchase new axles to just change bolt/lug pattern.
Please read all the information carefully before purchase!
It’s important to determine if your axles and flanges are a good candidate for re-drilling. On both axles inspect the locations of the new holes to find if there are any obstructions, pre-existing holes, or thin material that could cause failure of the components.
If you are drilling a Ford 9″ axle, check to see if there is a large access hole in the flange. If so, this drill guide will NOT work as the new lug pattern will fall within this hole and not allow for a complete redrill.
- Drill guide
- Instruction Sheet
- Set of SHARP brand-new drill bits
- Red Caps (If the multi-patterned drill guide is purchased)
Tools you will need: LOW SPEED drill, cutting oil, and torque wrench.
Please note that re-drilling requires removal of the brake components (to prevent damage) but DOES NOT REQUIRE REMOVAL OF AXLE
Important! Drill Guides are set up to drill for 0.625” knurl lug studs and 1/2″ diameter.
Check your wheels to make sure they can accept 1/2″ studs. If you need a guide for 7/16″ studs, we can change out the guide tube and drill bit to accommodate. Please contact us for this request prior to ordering.
Reference of Dorman Part numbers for common size wheel studs: wheel_stud_guide
Need help choosing which guide to order: Click on the photo above and you can use the reference chart to help you verify the correct guide for the combination lug pattern you need.
YOU ARE LIABLE IF RE-DRILLING WEAKENS THE COMPONENTS’ AND CAUSES FAILURE. IF YOU ARE UNSURE YOU MAY WANT TO HAVE A MECHANICAL ENGINEER LOOK AT THE PARTS TO DETERMINE IF RE-DRILLING IS SAFE.
NOTE: We do NOT make a drill guide to change the number of lug studs (4 to 5 lug, 6 to 5 lug). There is not enough material left between one of the new holes and an existing hole to deem it safe and acceptable. In this case, new axles should be made to accommodate the change in lug studs.
Al Arrosagaray (verified owner) –
The order was received quickly and the drill guide looks to be of good quality. I would recommend to others.
Gary T. (verified owner) –
because of hand feed, I would use 3 drills to better chip control. finish size needs to be controlled by user, there are hundreds of wheel studs, I had to look through NAPA
stock book to find stud 384 (on back of stud) to work with 39/64 finish drill. heat treated guides would be sweet too.
But for the price, that is personal. I also used blue lock tight on stub pulling stud into flange using 1″ dia round with 1/2″ hole with 82 deg counter sink to match wheel nut for a guide, using 1/2″ NAPA impact at 140lbs. my stud was m12 x 1.5. 4.75″ bolt circle.
Mark Grossen (verified owner) –
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Nicholas (verified owner) –
The guide itself was well made and worked well. I will say that the smaller drill bit was complete junk. I was only able to get two holes out of it. An old used dewalt bit I had laying around was able to get me through the rest of the job. Again great piece but I wish they offered it without the bits.
GARY (verified owner) –
Dean (verified owner) –
While I have not been able to use it yet since I had it shipped to another state where my car is, the customer service/response was fast/great when I asked for assistance trying to figure out where/why FedEx sent the part on a western U.S. tour before finally arriving to it’s final destination.
Robert M. (verified owner) –
An amazing tool! No really, it is! Makes bolt pattern change a snap! This is the second one I own and love both.
Joel C. (verified owner) –
Does what is says. Super easy to use. Thanks
Samuel Williams (verified owner) –
I am happy to receive ur product have to get a hub and then I will be using it to change bolt pattern on all my hub to accept new rim and tires it was a big question on how to do it and u where the only one with the answer thank u Mr.Samuel Williams
Wendell Sather (verified owner) –
I haven’t used it yet very impressed with the design and materials
charlie m. (verified owner) –
haven’t been able to use it yet, but it arrived quick and the instructions are straight forward. cant wait to get my daisies to fit.
Erick H. (verified owner) –
Looks good, but havn’t got to use it yet.
Brad (verified owner) –
product came very quickly and will be a very useful tool in many projects to come.
Bill (verified owner) –
I had been looking for a tool to help with changing bolt patterns, seen this, read the reviews (which were positive) so I decided to give it a try. Did not disappoint! Work as described and the price was fair. Thanks guys for a great tool.
Robert Carlson (verified owner) –
This tool is awesome, does a fantastic job
Kurtis S. (verified owner) –
Very happy with the guide. Worked well and highly recommend. Will definitely ordering from Hells Gate again if other patterns are needed in the future.
Kyle W. (verified owner) –
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David Bockstege (verified owner) –
Good quality piece. Have not used it yet.
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Travis (verified owner) –
Great part. The staff is more than helpful.
douglas eddinger (verified owner) –
Nice guide but unfortunately I have to return it cause my axles in my chrysler 8 3/4 have access holes in them and one of the studs would go there. I wasn’t thinking they had them like the 9″ Ford has.
Craig (verified owner) –
Roy (verified owner) –
Well engineered tool. Lifesaver when installing Ford 5×4.25 pattern rear end in 37 Ford pickup. Need 5×4.5 in order to get any selection on classic style wheels. Highly recommend.
Xander (verified owner) –
Bought the axle bolt pattern drill guide. It is an awesome set-up. Worked great to drill ford 8.8 to gm pattern.
gary grable (verified owner) –
Looks great, looking forward to using it.
Doug C. (verified owner) –
If you could find someone to change the bolt pattern for you ,no telling how much it would cost! I live out in the country and do not have a machine shop ne’er me.I heard about these jigs and gave it a try.Worked great,so we’ll that I got another one in a different pattern.Andy is great to work with.You will be pleased.
Woodrow Driver (verified owner) –
Called Andy about drilling front brake rotors. He said as long as there’s no interference on the inside of the rotor. Tool worked great, even on the front rotors.
Jeff P. (verified owner) –
Very nice quality and design. Works great!
Troy K. (verified owner) –
Quality piece. Very good design, craftsmanship and welding of product. Easy to use and worked as expected.
Chris Reynolds (verified owner) –
Everything was great except I ordered the wrong one. I sent the first one back and waiting on the correct one.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Buy extra drill bits to do the job
Joe (verified owner) –
I own every drill guide they make dating back to rotten Lenard time. Great tools.
juan mojarro (verified owner) –
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Tim U. (verified owner) –
Great quality product . Great Service.
WILLIAM BAKER (verified owner) –
Great product and fast shipping
Tom DeMars (verified owner) –
Haven’t use yet looks OK, let you know.
Lawrence Pennington (verified owner) –
Trent Osborne (verified owner) –
Perfect tool for the job, Hell’s Gate Hot Rods know what builders need. You guys rock.
Kenneth Labombard (verified owner) –
this is very simple and solid made. love the ability to do 2 different patters with 1 jig. made my 8.8 swap very easy. quality that should last a lifetime! thanks for the product!!
Tommy Williams (verified owner) –
Worked fine Thanks!
Matt M. (verified owner) –
Item was better than expected. Worked perfectly
Frank Hogan (verified owner) –
Worked great on redrilling drums
mark land (verified owner) –
Excellent quality and did the job as you said it would. I recommend this for any serious car builder’s tool list
Ray Zapien (verified owner) –
Jig worked like a dream. Was able to change lug pattern without waiting weeks for a local machine shop. Reccomend to anyone who is needing to change lug patterns.
Drandell Warren (verified owner) –