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Old 01-13-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hey I had a question for anyone who could answer it... In the winter i got a set of 4 17 in wheels for free with tires from a friend. They were all bent up and scratched but I shined em up pretty nice and repainted them to gunmetal instead of silver. They look like the SSR's but they are a no-named brand. Prob is they were on a Acura Intergra and I have a 2004 Subaru and instead of bein a 4-lug it is 5-lug. I was thinkin of buyin the conversion to mmake my 5-lug to 4 so if you have any feedback on anyone who did the same thing let me know... any info would be great because I heard they are reliable and then from otehrs i heard the adapters arent sooooo

P.s. I think the rims will look sick with my new skunk2 coilovers
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Old 01-13-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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No....don't even try it.

The skunk's have a very poor reputation, too....see the above on them, too.
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Old 01-13-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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.......altering your WRX to accomodate used, no-name, reconditioned wheels? .........I wouldn't.

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Old 01-14-2004, 12:54 AM   #4
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sell the other wheels and use the money you were going to use for the conversion on a new set.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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I was going to do that but the rims I fixed up were givent o me by a good friend of mine and he said if i sold em he wanted saome money for them and I dunno what to do I want to sell em but i dont wanna piss my friend off...what do u think i should do?
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:25 AM   #6
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I use to have an Alfa Romeo Milano... and it had a bolt pattern of 5 x 98 if i remember correctly.. and rota didn't even make wheels for 'em... so i had them drilled a 5x100 wheel to 5 x 98

but going from a 4 - 5 lug might require more than drilling...

just give the wheels back w/ a smile... friends are more far more valuable than wheels!

good luck!

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Old 01-14-2004, 11:28 AM   #7
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give them back to your friend and move on or get a large round piece of glass and make a cool table
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:55 AM   #8
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Sorry for bringing back an old thread, but I really have a question about re-drilling rims. Is it possible to get rims redrilled?

I ask because I found a nice set of OEM jaguar rims that are 5x108 (f***!)

I was wondering if it was possible to get them re-drilled to 5x100. (If I were to get them) It does make me wonder if it weakens the wheel though, since you're taking away metal close to the bearing thingamabob. And 8mm is less then 1/2".

Is it possible? Oh yeah. the offset of this rim might be +60. Spacer?

Just an honest question.
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:13 AM   #9
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Sorry for bringing back an old thread, but I really have a question about re-drilling rims. Is it possible to get rims redrilled?

I ask because I found a nice set of OEM jaguar rims that are 5x108 (f***!)

I was wondering if it was possible to get them re-drilled to 5x100. (If I were to get them) It does make me wonder if it weakens the wheel though, since you're taking away metal close to the bearing thingamabob. And 8mm is less then 1/2".

Is it possible? Oh yeah. the offset of this rim might be +60. Spacer?

Just an honest question.
Go to ebay and do a search, there are 2 vendors that mill their own adapters to any size you need, and are hub-centric.

P.S. these adapters where shown at SEMA and won awards, a couple of years back.
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:47 PM   #10
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there are spacer that have stud on them ...like a spacer with five holes for your wrx and 4 stud on them for your free wheels....i believe they run from $40 to $50 each or all....they are not worth it....it'll change your offset and the whole 9 yards....
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