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Old 03-22-2013, 05:03 PM
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I want to say I've seen those in white or yellow on rallycross cars with a similar written graphic on them in the same style as the OZ wheels.
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I love the hard edges of these centers. I haven't seen these before.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:16 PM
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The bolt hole inserts.... I'm guessing to fit different bolt hole centers? Wouldn't expect to see that on competition wheels... Wobble inserts?

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Edit.... Or are those re-drilled?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:37 PM
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Those are bolt hole inserts from a re-drilling. Still could easily be competition use though. Those wheel inserts are still structurally sound. It's not just a ghetto solution that kids use now to fit rare wheels....they work for competition stuff as well. No wobble though....just a change in PCD
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:46 PM
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I always wonder how deep they get their weld penetration when they do that. Plugs going in from the back side and all of the weld from the back side still leaves quite a bit of gap between the hole and the plug on the face of the wheel that doesn't get filled in (gap around the plug).... However it must be good enough, I guess...

They may be doing a deep chamfer on the back side that gets them the good weld bond...
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:53 PM
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I always wonder how deep they get their weld penetration when they do that. Plugs going in from the back side and all of the weld from the back side still leaves quite a bit of gap between the hole and the plug on the face of the wheel that doesn't get filled in (gap around the plug)....
There's no welding involved if you're using proper inserts. They're press fit with incredibly tight tolerances.

I'm sure someone with far more metallurgy/engineering knowledge than myself would be able to explain further what allows them to do that.
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Press fit would work in much the same way bearing press fit does.

I can see some race team with inserts sitting in a freezer to increase the tolerances
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I can see some race team with inserts sitting in a freezer to increase the tolerances
That's pretty common even in our scene when assembling multipiece wheels. It helps to freeze centers
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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Mike has a set of BBS Motorsport E26 wheels up for sale at a scorching deal with brand new performance/race tires on them.

5x120 17x9 17x10.5

Hit me up if anyone here happens to be interested.

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bummer the A4 eats up wheels now, 17's are just way too small.

love those though
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as much as I'd like them, I just don't think they'd suit the benz.
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They look soooo hawt on the E36!
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well that's money well spent
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:21 PM
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Lincoln-wheels on a Corrado:

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that's all kinds of sexy
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