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    Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    Just a quick question but who here uses wheel adaptors?There is so much mixed reviews on these...but sometimes there is no other options to get the rims you want.Now from my view if you get the good billett machined ones it should be safe...or steel...i think the problem lies in the "cast aluminum ones".Opinions?.

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    I've never heard of a wheel adapter failure. I think they are safe. Wheel spacers if they get too wide can put alot of stress on the hub though and with big wheels it could cause problems.

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    I used them 2 times already never had a problem, just use the billet ones

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    Good quality ones should be ok. I have them on my C4 so I can use C6 wheels.
    As long as the bearings are not too far to the inside of the wheel it should be ok. Its when the bearing has an uneven load that it tends to fail.


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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    I'm looking at picking up a set for the Widebody 300ZX project I am getting ready to start on. Good ones are pricey, the ones I am looking at are Billet and hub centric they are like $160 a pair. I have read nothing but good reviews about them though!

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    Billet aluminum with built in hub centrics. otherwise It may lead to vibrations. I wouldn't use an adapter over an inch thick otherwise say good bye to your bearings in a short time.

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewc
    I'm looking at picking up a set for the Widebody 300ZX project I am getting ready to start on. Good ones are pricey, the ones I am looking at are Billet and hub centric they are like $160 a pair. I have read nothing but good reviews about them though!
    Price is normal. Don't buy crap from China just because it's cheep

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    sounds like positive response all over..I am going to get them made by wheel adaptors.com in california,Billet cnc machined and hub centric.

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    The ones that I am looking at are 25mm which works out to just under an inch per side. Hoping they will work with the aftermarket wheels on the car, I'd hate to have to buy new wheels to work with the VIS widebody kit!

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    Re: Wheel adaptors...who uses them?.

    If they are being custom made, make sure that they are Hub and Wheel Centric.

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