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    Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    What I wanted to do was have the rotors and bearing drilled with the ferrari bolt pattern and not use an adapter. My problem: the hub on the bearing is larger then the hole inside the rim.... I drew some arrows to show you the areas I am refering to. I took some quick measurments and it seem like I would need to either remove 1/8" off each side of the hub or make the hole in the rim larger. The wall on the hub is just about 1/8" so this would mean that the hub would have to be removed completly.







    does anyone have any suggestion as to what I should do here??????

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    I know it's probably not what you want to hear, but...
    I would change hubs. I wouldn't lathe the hub as it is already pretty thin and wouldn't be much good for helping center the rim if it was too thin (for hub centric wheels, stud centric really wouldn't matter as much I think)
    AND I certainly wouldn't try to increase the size of the hole in that aluminium (magnisium?) rim.
    What hubs were/are those?

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    The hub (bearing) and actually the whole suspension is from a 2001 Z06 corvette. I do not think they make a different hub for this set up but I am not sure. I have been thinking about this all night and might have just have to buy adapters. Does anyone know of a place that will make adapters and what is the thinnest these can be made safely?

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    Hi , I just thought I would offer what came into my mind , one option would be to find a hub flange that fits the wheel , which then means the driveshaft joint splines would probably be different. If that can be overcome then it would be a matter of finding a wheel bearing that would mate the hub and upright or at least allow the flange or upright to be machined to bearing tolerance,(is that clear??)
    Well something to chew on .
    Cheers , Neil

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    Or, you could machine off the flange on the hubs, and press an insert, either into the hub, or into the wheel.

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    have your hubs redrilled as planned then get a thin hubcentric spacer(not adapter) made.corvette hub side and ferrari wheelside.

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    thanks guys, I am going to tak to my machine shop tomorrow and see if they can make the flange and press it into the hub.

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    Yes, but then you have to deal with the new oversized hole in the rotor! (doesn't the rotor index on that flange also?)
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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    Very good point, I will have to make sure the new flange has a step one for the rotor and one for the rim... I thought this part would be easy!!

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    Re: Help!! not sure what to do with the rear bearing / wheel

    had the same problem with my corvette /lambo rims . Just make sure to leave the thickness of the rotor when you machine off the flange on the hub . This will center the rotor but not touch the rim. machine an insert to go inside the hub and center the rim . Make sure you can get a socket into the new insert to tighten the axle nut, I use a thinwall socket.

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