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Thread: machinned wheels ????
01-07-2004, 06:52 PM #1
machinned wheels ????
Any one has machinned wheels ? , perhaps from other cars stock wheels?
I got from a friends a 16" wheel from a 87 thunderbird, the bolt pattern does not fit, plus needs spacer, so I think a coupler will do just great and it fits 3/4" deep in the upper side of the flarewell at least in the rears of my supra (p-type) . . .
the thing is . . . they suck!!, not really but they could look better . . .which leads to the topic question . . . have any of you done this . . .machinning wheels to improve look or to loose weigth for wheels ?????. . . (for me, CNC machinning wheels adapters etc, is way less inexpensive than just buying any rims)
i know , my english sucks too. maybe is not clear what I wote, hope you get the idea :oops:Alberto T. (I miss my first supra . . . )
01-08-2004, 01:50 AM #2
I have some adapters and they work well. I use them to change the wheel offset to close to zero. But you can use them to change offset and bolt pattern.
Wheels can be welded and redrilled to fit your car also.
I guess it all depends what your budget is. If you have deep pockets and can afford it buy wheels ready made that fit perfect. If you don't have that kind of money to spend or you happen on parts or a good deal on other wheels use adapters or weld.
The strongest and safest is go ready made, but the other seems to work fine.
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01-09-2004, 11:56 AM #3Junior Member
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Well after months messing about looking for wheels, I finally got a set of Wolfrace Ikon 17" with 40mm offset. These require a spacer of 5mm min or 8mm best. I did have a set of 16" 31mm offset wheels on that I sold on. So with a 8mm spacer, the wheel is only 1mm closer to the strut.
My mate then wanted spacers like my rears (32mm) so that the wheels will fill the arches. He couldn't find any like mine that use stud extenders and a large alloy plate.
What he came accross today, was a company here in the UK the get spacers that bolt onto your original studs, but then have their own stud pattern in them.
This means you can have any PCD combination you want! You just have to remember to add the thickness of the spacer against the offset. So my 40mm offset would become 32mm and my old wheels were 31mm, only 1mm closer!
Literally, you could have a 4 stud with 114 (stock) or 108 (Ford) or even 100 pcd, or even venture to 5 stud combinations.
Would seriously increase the available wheel options available 8) :P
Their website is at http://www.machine7.co.uk/HTML/home.htm
My mate phoned them to talk to them and they said the spacers are made in Germany and TUV approved!
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