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    Drilling alloys?

    Right boys AMD girls, I have some bbs rc041 in BMW fitment 5x120. I've always been prang about fitting wheel adapters after so many horror stories. Would I be able to get my alloys drilled to 5x100 instead?
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    No chance IMO.
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    What horror stories? Not really heard of any myself and seen people running huge spacers(30mm+) putting their cars through really hard times on track and so on.

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    Horror stories like wheels leaving the car wheels going in a different direction to the car. There was someone on her who had the same thing happen to him.ok so if I order adapters, which should come with bolts to for the hub. Can I use my existing wheel bolts?
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    I've not heard any horror stories with hub adaptors personally. If you buy quality items like H&R ones and use the correct torques, I see no problem myself. I'd trust hub adaptors more than a set of redrilled rims!


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    Mate no chance of that diference, adaptors for sure or But diff wheels
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    I had some 30mm adapters on my Corrado never had any problems

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    Nothing wrong with adapters aslong as there hubcentric. Ive never heard any problems with them

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    A friend of mine had Porsche 944 wheels on his 280bhp Corsa B (had a 2.0 turbo lump obviously) he hit 160mph quite alot (on a closed road/race track) and did several, hard driving, track days and his never fell off

    Seriously don't worry about it.. Just don't buy cheap, sh*t ones.

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    Hubcentric and pcd adapters are fine. Don't risk ruining the structural integrity of the wheels by drilling them, had a friend do it on some 4 stud st200 wheels to fit to his 5 stud st220 and one of them cracked after a few days, lucky he noticed the crack before he drove off really!

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    Mines got 25's on the front and 30's on the rear and absolutely abuse my car at times and not had an issue

    I've got H&R spacerswhuch have fit steel inserts for the threads I don't lime the idea of ally tapped threads as see so many stripped with my work although I have never heard of any issues with spacers with ally threads
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    That's for all of your advice lads, will be getting hubcentric adapters from dom as they seem a reasonable price. I'll post a pic up of the wheels later
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    Only buy H&R's as they have the steel inserts... don't use anything that just taps into alloy threads... seen a few sets of 'other' makes of adaptor and tbh the threads look horrible after the wheel has been off a few times...

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