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Centre Bore on alloys too small

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I just bought some "BBS" alloys and the centre bore won't sit on the hub at all. Is there a way around his? Can I resize the alloys or even put a spacer in place?

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dremel.....

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it would do the job.

are you accurate enough?

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It'd take a machine shop five minutes a wheel. And it'd be accurate too. I'm sure that there's someone local to you with a decent size lathe. They'll simply need to know the exact size of the hole needed. I'd imagine a fiver a wheel would cover it. Just make a few phone calls or speak to your nearest farmer in s wales. They know all the right people!

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Dremel is a bodge. As mk2 has said, find someone with a decent size lathe and do it properly. 

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buying wheels that fit is doing it properly.

not chucking Vauxhall (probably) wheels on it.

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Found a local place to do it cheap with a big lathe. Cheers for the suggestions

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Yikes. Shots fired.

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11 hours ago, Spucky said:

Found a local place to do it cheap with a big lathe. Cheers for the suggestions

Lots of before and after pics please :)

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Thinking about the opposite of the problem, the center bore being too big, and I can only think if only someone would have invented a device that you could put in to reduce the size..

Nope.

That would never take off. Just buy wheels that fit. :rolleyes:

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^ wrap tape around till it feels snug.

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A flap wheel on a drill will sort it  

No need for expensive machining. 

I opened up the crank cases on my old C90 with such a method. 

Works a treat 😀😀

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#ghetto engineering 

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ghetto is the way.

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We all love ghetto.

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IMG_20161009_180529.thumb.jpg.da4ceec75d919ab6a2aff4ece8bd3b30.jpg

Here's the the before and afterIMG_20170518_132709.thumb.jpg.bf8cb786a5af88a0d4620a67a9d16e07.jpg

They need a good clean and the centre caps don't sit right because the wheel nuts are too big. 

Also I apologise for the sticker. It's of bad taste I know.

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Mazda wheels?

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4 hours ago, Rich said:

Mazda wheels?

Yep, MX5

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look alright to be fair.

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On ‎12‎/‎05‎/‎2017 at 9:05 AM, cj1 said:

Thinking about the opposite of the problem, the center bore being too big, and I can only think if only someone would have invented a device that you could put in to reduce the size..

Nope.

That would never take off. Just buy wheels that fit. :rolleyes:

Erm... Spigot rings?

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:rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

Yes. Perhaps the sarcasm didn't come across all that well here. But it was in reference to

" buying wheels that fit is doing it properly." - My point is that plenty of people buy wheels that don't fit, but can be made to fit either through Spigot Rings or machining the center. 

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