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    standard 4 or 5 bolt rims to centerlock?

    Wondering if anyone knows if its possible to fill in the bolt holes in your standard 4 or 5 bolt rim and re drill the center out for a centerlock setup?

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    Re: standard 4 or 5 bolt rims to centerlock?

    I've seen some center mount types of wheels on certain track cars. I would imagine that you would have those rims custom made rather than using a 4-5 lug standard rim. The center section of the rims that I've seen are very "robust" and "mate" to the hub portion of the car.

    Seems like quite a bit of work for a D.I.Y. but I'd be curious to see it done. (not sure of the advantage vs cost though).
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    Re: standard 4 or 5 bolt rims to centerlock?

    I think I remember there being an adapter that will do that, have a look at the wire wheel suppliers like dayton

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    Re: standard 4 or 5 bolt rims to centerlock?

    mounting these is easy as you could have a spindle machined from a block of billet aluminum.

    i contacted a few companies who specialize in wheel widening repair ect.. they said while it is possible to fill the holes and machine out a center hole you would be seriously reducing the structural integrity of the wheel. Last thing I want to do is have my wheels fail. I may just have some custom center wheels made.

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    Re: standard 4 or 5 bolt rims to centerlock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Upper-Deck
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    they said while it is possible to fill the holes and machine out a center hole you would be seriously reducing the structural integrity of the wheel.
    Agreed.

    The wheels that I've seen had a very strong center section. I'm sure the center portion of most rims must meet certain strength "minimums" and would "possibly" hold up ok, but I don't think I'd want to find out "on the road" that they failed.
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    Current Toys: 308 V8 Project #2, 91 V-12 Jaguar XJ-S Coupe. 1983 Hurst\Olds, 1979 Trans/AM - 468CID Bracket Car.

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