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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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1) Bosses in the hub prevented me from doing that. Also, there were existing, large holes that also prevented that. Also, the holes are barely ovaled. I had excelent pressure on stud insertion, and fit was perfect. Verified with calipers.

2) more width = more concavity

3) camber and a little bit of stretch looks rad. That's what we call aggressive offset. I mostly use my lotus for burnouts and sliding, so I don't really care about handling THAT much. Though the few offramps I've taken seem to actually dig in harder.

Lastly, that JDM car is ****ing rad as ****.

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1)ovaled the original bolt holes in the hub? Why not drill a separate offset pattern of 5 new holes at the new bolt diameter?

2)Chose wheels so wide that you'd need to increase camber to a level that is most likely detrimental to your handling, just to prevent rubbing.

3)And then had to use skinnier tires, and stretch them onto the rims, which pretty much cups them, and makes the grip even worse.

And those wheels come in a 17x7" which would have fit the 205 front tires better and an 18x8.5" which would have fit your 235 rear tires better???

Does your definition of "aggressive fitment" mean something like this?

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Any idea what flawless fittment is for these cars, with regards to aesthetics?

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Where I understand what the other two guys ahead of me may be saying, I still say the work you did is fantastic. I have to give props, because the level of patience, skill, and knowledge to make hubs correctly is very impressive. Nice job!!! Applauding you for your skills and how well the car turned out.
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Man, if you guys think this took skill or patience, I think you really need to check out my 4 year in the making, $40,000, five hundred wheel horsepower, 87 BMW 325is w/ Nissan skyline GT-R drivetrain project. It's posted on this forum, but I'm pretty sure no one looks at it. It's been getting some national attention lately. Here's the link:

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Nice work Newman, The Bimmer is amazing too!
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Man, if you guys think this took skill or patience, I think you really need to check out my 4 year in the making, $40,000, five hundred wheel horsepower, 87 BMW 325is w/ Nissan skyline GT-R drivetrain project. It's posted on this forum, but I'm pretty sure no one looks at it. It's been getting some national attention lately. Here's the link:

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This thread, 1986 BMW 326rb, the one with 74,000 views? - Yep - noone has been watching that
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soooo... you probably have no use for those crappy old LSS wheels anymore

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This thread, 1986 BMW 326rb, the one with 74,000 views? - Yep - noone has been watching that
Haha. Guess I never looked at the views, I was just basing that on the fact that it felt like 75% of the posts were mine.

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soooo... you probably have no use for those crappy old LSS wheels anymore
Lol. They will be my track wheels. I can change back toy old hubs in an hour. Plus I've modified, then sold, enough cars to know to never discard the stock part.

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I actually like it, except for the "f*uck". I usually prefer a solid color without letters, but I think if you want to say it, don't censor it
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Nice work on the Bimmer, it looks beautifully put together and very well done...just gorgeous!!!
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I actually like it, except for the "f*uck". I usually prefer a solid color without letters, but I think if you want to say it, don't censor it
I was wondering if it was supposed to be "Pirate F*ck", look it up on urbandictionary.com

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How do the wheels compare in weight to the stock lss? Is the harsher ride noticible with the bigger wheels?

I'd love to have more options for the M400 but would keep same sizes and get lighter wheels. There are options for the 4 bolt pattern but $$$$

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Lol. Actually, there's a reason it's spelled without the U.

In brief, I'm young and look even younger. Somehow, everyone in the car scene that I meet seems to say "oh, I've heard about you, you're that trust fund kid" which is entirely NOT the case, but since I have a tendancy to "stir the pot" I started a fake "crew" called "fortunate car kids" which was for rich young kids whose parents bought them a cool car.

It certainly caused some hilarious conversations.

I'm actually changing them to say NFG! (no ****s given) this week.

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Well done! Those look great.

While it would certainly be great to have 5x114.3 for wheel selection, I'm not about to drop $1k just to have those choices. Props for working out a solution though.

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Is this mostly in a effort to get some larger wheels and tighter clearances on the Lotus without actually rubbing?

Maybe there would be some interest in my silly HRE's if I actually got around to selling them. . .

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Nice 5-bolt conversion! The bronze with white looks very nice too.


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Very nice! Many people hate the fitment scene... Just has to be done right. My S2000 for example runs 100% flush fitment with minimal camber only only slightly stretched fronts.




Does it rub? Not while crusing, a slight rub on ramps or going over a sharp speedbump... but nothing that affects funtion at all.

LOVE the work, plan to fit and function my Elise as well.

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Just a heads up to you guys looking at 5 lug hubs-

The Tesla Roadster has 5 lug wheels, but uses the same suspension knuckles as the Lotus. It just has a different bolt-in hub. So, if you can find a way to buy that hub assembly, it should be a bolt-on replacement. The only thing I am not sure about is spline pattern for the halfshafts in the rear, as the Tesla uses different (far, far larger) halfshafts & CV/tripods.
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yup. same hubs as used on vauxhall/opels and the LOTUS Europa. Ive just switched my 5 lugs on my Europa to the exige 4 lugs. about 3+ pounds lighter per set of 4. plus got me some LSS wheels, saving some weight again.

If anyone wants my hubs, with speed sensors etc, its usd350 per set of 4, not including shipping. have 15,000 miles on the from new. no damage. i'll throw in the stock rear discs. i'll throw in the from 308mm fronts, but those are definitely in need of replacement.
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Honda's run 4X100. Plenyy of "Aggressive" fitted wheels bro. Check out past the lotus forums!

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