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Tooly

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Tapering Wheel Bolt Holes? Or Re-Drill?
« on: Dec 06, 17, 18:06 »
So I'm looking at some BBS wheels, 5x114 that I would normally use conical seat wobble bolts to run on my 5x112 mk5. However the wheels use a "mag nut" style lug nut to mount on the Mitsubishi they come on from the factory. What would be my best option? Can I get the bolt holes on the wheel machined to a taper so the wobble bolts would work? Or get them completely re-drilled to 5x112? How successfully can wheels be re-drilled and what is the cost usually?

Stephan Schmidt

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Re: Tapering Wheel Bolt Holes? Or Re-Drill?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 14:07 »
I'm wondering the same...who locally will fill and re-drill wheels? I also have some 5x114.3 wheels I've been wanting to fit onto a 5x100 application.

Maybe a fab shop will need to weld up the wheels and then another shop drill them? I know locals have had it done, just not sure where!


Schmiesus

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Re: Tapering Wheel Bolt Holes? Or Re-Drill?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 14:08 »
Greens use to do it I'm not sure if they still do. Probably look like ass though it it's exposed at all.

Stephan Schmidt

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Re: Tapering Wheel Bolt Holes? Or Re-Drill?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 14:16 »
Greens use to do it I'm not sure if they still do. Probably look like ass though it it's exposed at all.

Mine would be under a center cap, so it would be fine :)