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Can you change the offset of a modular wheel and retain the lip?

 
Old 02-15-2004, 04:54 PM
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Question Can you change the offset of a modular wheel and retain the lip?

Is there a way to go from say an ET11 to ET40 and keep the deep lip on a 2 or 3 piece wheel?

Is it feasable to machine the mounting surface?

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Is it feasable to machine the mounting surface?
Not advisable. But, if there is enough meat to do it safely, and in theory, it could be done. However, 29 mm is a pretty good chunk. I wouldn't do it.
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Thank you Viken!

Here's another question: is a 16x9 ET60 with a 20mm spacer, the same as a 16x9 ET40? Is it effectively the same and could I use it to compare?

That's what I'm running (16x9ET60 w/ 20mm spacer) and in order to figure out what wheels I can fit, I'm inputing 9" ET40 into this offset calculator:

http://toy4two.home.mindspring.com/offset.html

Is my thinking and comparison inaccurate? I really appreciate the input!
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Originally posted by DVC
Here's another question: is a 16x9 ET60 with a 20mm spacer, the same as a 16x9 ET40? Is it effectively the same and could I use it to compare?
Yes!
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Thanks Viken!

You are the man!
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Default Re: Can you change the offset of a modular wheel and retain the lip?

Is there a way to go from say an ET11 to ET40 and keep the deep lip on a 2 or 3 piece wheel?
If a 3 piece wheel by a company like Fikse, HRE, etc, they might be able to rebuild the wheel to another offset.
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Yeah, some of these 3-piece wheels have different centers with different offsets. My BBS 17x10.5" 25mm-offset uses a different center than the rear 17x11.5"
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Interesting! Thanks for the input gents!
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