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Post  Gilmour on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 am

Right boys, need to know if this shit is legit safe and who does it locally, been reading up on it on other forums and its getting mixed reviews, few people have done it and havn't had problems and some won't risk it as the idea is crazy. Soooooo would like to knoo ur views and opinions?
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Post  Darkdub on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:38 am

better off getting the faces of the wheels machined down so the et is higher then getting adaptorzz to space them back out Very Happy g


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Re: Alloy Wheel Redrilling!!!!

Post  Chris_Irish on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:52 am

Theres a lad in Preston that welds them up and re-drills them. Can't find the details on him at the minute.

At the end of the day if its done proper it'll be sound, one of my wheels is welded and its spot on.

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Post  lowrider on Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:12 am

hmmm, i can't really see a problem with it, providing its done properly. but dont just give em to some pikey with a pillar drill, make sure they know exactly what they are doing and how it will affect the strength of the alloy. I've never heard of it being done to be honest.
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Post  doobie on Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:36 am

Wouldnt want them on my car or want to be anywhere near one that had them....tbh. Even if you managed to get it done
i cant see how you could get anywhere near a decent balance and that would put more pressure on the wheel. welding
up a crack is just about ok ......but welding up the holes and then redrilling......scary...
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Re: Alloy Wheel Redrilling!!!!

Post  Chris_Irish on Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:58 am

B&W Engineering.co
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Unit 4, Electron Works, Brock St. Preston. PR1 7NH

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Re: Alloy Wheel Redrilling!!!!

Post  Big-G on Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:24 am

Any decent machine shop should be able to do the redrilling - As for ballance, the most important part is that the spigot is machined true and centrally.

I'd try and steer away from getting the welded then redrilled through the same area. Ideally get them welded then drill through the area inbetween the old bolt holes.

If you look on E38 for a bloke called Scott with a silver Bora I'm sure he's got BMW fitment RS's redrilled and they poke like hell too Cool Very Happy
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Post  Big-G on Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:14 am

Got bored and had a look myself lol



There you go - They are 17" Porsche fitment RS's - Been redrilled to 5x100 to suite bora. He hasn't bothered getting them welded at all. I'm sure he's been running the wheel for a while too. I guess the fact that there decent quality BBS wheels helps to settle the mind there not going to fall apart after the redrill Wink

Rest of his thread - http://www.edition38.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=180563&st=0
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Post  Owain Mk1 on Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:03 am

Akin that dont look safe yano ? or is it me, hole's abit close to the center there . . probably work out cheaper to get adaptors anyways.
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Post  vpolo on Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:29 pm

as long as the have enough land between the holes and edge didstance they will be fine.
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Post  Itchitriggerfinger on Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:17 pm

I would just advise that you dont get em done by a cowboy, make sure they are pro's and know exactly what they are doing!
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Re: Alloy Wheel Redrilling!!!!

Post  Gilmour on Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:46 am

cheers boys, i will defo look into it man, should have the bbs's on by the end of feb at latest. still not 100% what to do wether go with rish's idea of shaving the centre's or drilling new holes hmm gunna do a bit more research on both before i decide, will keep u all posted Cool
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Post  vpolo on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:44 am

whats the back of them like are they flat if there not u wont be able to drill them
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Post  Gilmour on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:13 pm

Theres 2 guys on VW-Vortex that have drilled their rc090's it ust be possible like but i dunno which is gonna be the best to do like. dorgot to say thanks for findin them pics big-g cheers
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Post  Big-G on Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:56 am

No worries mate - He did have them on with adapters but redrilled them so that he could fit the extra wide dishes.
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Re: Alloy Wheel Redrilling!!!!

Post  decoc182 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:21 am

Re-drilling wheels...dude...i can smell clint eastwood coming!




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Re: Alloy Wheel Redrilling!!!!

Post  Gilmour on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:01 pm

Linkkkkkkkkkkk :-O


Found this thread on Vortex on RC090's drilled Cool Gonna start tomorrow on the refurbs as im off i will make a little refurb thread if i can find my cameraaaa.

few pics of em sitting on mk4's




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