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Is there a demand for bolt pattern adaptors?


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#76 4WDFrenzy

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:02 PM

+1

Heck, I guess put me down for a set too if they go into production. I have some gold 17" Subaru Legacy GT wheels that would look pretty sharp on the ol' wagon.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:15 PM

whats up with these?cheers, brian

#78 monstaru

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:33 PM

did this boat sink or did it never leave port?cheers, brian

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:44 PM

OPs last post was in february... think this one's dead in the water.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:08 AM

Solved some design issues and they are being worked on... The CNC I am using also has MANY differences from the standard way to write G-code, which makes every program a debugging nightmare.

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#81 VaporTrail

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:00 PM

awesome!!!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:04 PM

Has anyone thought about the width these will cause. It might be fine for people going up but for those going down kinda hard to tuck in these wheels as it is. If you add a half an inch to that there going to stick out more.

Just a Thought.

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#83 Keiji22

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:07 PM

I really want bolt pattern adapters.

Less work to the better.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

Has anyone thought about the width these will cause. It might be fine for people going up but for those going down kinda hard to tuck in these wheels as it is. If you add a half an inch to that there going to stick out more.

Just a Thought.

Ben


I've done some head scratching over a lot of things with these darn wheel adaptors... lol you are only looking at one side of them machined.. the other side will be a LOT more involved to say the least, in the end you will have an extra .600" of thickness to deal with, which isnt too bad compared to most bolt pattern adaptors. The "theory" is anyway that the 4x100 or 5x100, etc... adapted patterns will have availablilty for wheels with better offsets to keep those rubbers tucked under the fender

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

looking good.

my concern is durability. Plan in the far future to slap them onto my RX. Will be doing spirited driving on and off road and rally cross.

Think they will be tough enough?

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:26 PM

They should be more than strong enough. The EA82 hubs had a lot of metal to them if u compare them to newer cars like a Mitsu Lancer.

I just did wheel bearings on one and I was amazed at how thin the metal was and the fact that the hub itself was half the size of a EA82.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

Ok how much $$ for a set of 4

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:09 PM

I could really go for a set of these, rather not custom fab axles on the brat for Imp/XT6 axles :) how much and when will they be ready for order?

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:57 PM

I'd be down for a set of chevy/yota 6 lug redrills if you are making any of those adaptors up.

Give me a price

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:37 PM

Im glad to see this back up and running... can't wait!

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:40 PM

I am sure it is still to early, but any more word on these adapters?

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:54 PM

been over a month and a half with no response, so I redrilled my yota rims to 4 lug.

lots easier and cheaper

#93 doubi2

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

so are these thing going to work cause i really want soome for my gl

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:04 AM

Yeah I still have the project on the list. Everyonce in a while when I can run away from everything else that takes up my time, I start tackling the task of making the jig needed to produce these on an efficient & accurate scale. The good news is I am not completely full of it cause I was able to complete another subaru-machining project.. I'll work on a new thread about it right now..

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:20 PM

Good to see all is well. I think this will be a hot item when you get every thing worked out. +1 here on the 5x100. Keep us updated.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:59 PM

I would also be interested in an adapter to put 5 by 100 on my brat!!!

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:23 AM

Mike,

I saw you did a spacer for the FF1 project... what thickness can you do? I was wondering about just using a spacer and keeping my chromes instead of going to a wheel adapter...

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:41 PM

wheel spacers are easy because the object is essentially two dimensional and the material started with doesn't have to be machined for hours on end, nor do I have to make a jig to correctly position the part after flipping it over and continue machining.

Long story short... how thick do you want? anything over 3/8 of an inch and you should probably have me look for some longer wheel studs...

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:52 PM

Is this project still in order?
You have somebody over here kinda begging for some redrilled EA81 hubs to the
5x100 pattern.
I was going to go with a full lego/imp swap into my BRAT, but if I can get the
hubs redrilled, I may not go with the full swap.
I may just swap the struts and go with the adapted hubs.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:59 AM

Subaru hubs cannot be redrilled to 5x100. Unfortunately the brake rotor bolt pattern itself is too close to where the studs would need to be to fit that pattern directly in to the hub.

Seeing as people are excited about these things again, and I am beginning to walk again... I suppose I could bring the project out of the grave and have another whirl at it... I do know a lot more about what our CNC is capable of, and how long it takes to machine stuff, etc...

No promises people, as I am relearning how to walk (broke my ankle in a go-kart moment of stupidity)




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