I've often wondered why car manufacturers didn't standardize bolt patterns long ago. Why are there so mny different bolt patterns? Ok, I can see why bigger trucks have a need for more lugs, but alot of the 8 lug vehicles are standardized between the makes. The smaller cars have far too many bolt patterns. Imagine a world where everything was a 5 x 5 bolt pattern, searching for wheels would be a breeze. Also, why does there seem to be a need to ditch whatever bolt pattern you have on your vehicle to get to the 5 x 4 3/4" bolt pattern? I can understand that 40 years ago there were not alot of aftermarket wheels available for cars, and that is why alot of the older stuff had the bolt patterns converted, but you can pretty muck buy any wheel you want with any bolt pattern today. I think that the six lug pattern on older Chevy trucks looks pretty cool, as well as the 5 x 5 1/2" on older Ford trucks. There are disc brake kits made for both patterns, so why not keep the original pattern? Any thoughts.