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Old 11-03-2003, 19:43   #1 (permalink)
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E series rims on AU

The usual thing to do these days is to put AU rims on an E-series car, which requires fitment of a 25mm spacer.

I actually want to put E series rims on an AU - I assume this requires removal of some material (25mm) from the mounting face. Does anyone know if this is legal and whether it will affect the strength of the rim (especially the mounting face etc).

To help me work this out properly, does anyone know the offset for an 8" rim to suit an EL, and the offset for an AU?
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Re: E series rims on AU

So that's why you've withdrawn your wheels from sale!!
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Re: E series rims on AU

No, it wasn't the original reason, but then I got to thinking!

So here's a couple of pics of the rears fitted - they really fill out the guards. So much for putting the 16's on to save money on tyres! I'm off to the Wheel factory tomorrow to see if they can remove 25mm from the maounting face/hub bit/whatever you call it.



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Re: E series rims on AU

Well, These rims can't be machined (easily) so there goes that idea!
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Damn! That looked good to..
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Re: E series rims on AU

Yep, it did look good. I've got Bob Jane scouring the country for a pair of 17x8 Hockenheim R's with AU offset for the front - not hopeful though.

The E series wheels can be modified by cutting 25mm off the mounting face/hub, then welding up the holes and redrilling them with a new taper depth. But the wheel place I went to did not recommend this, as each part of the process has the potential to reduce the strength of the rim, plus it was going to cost about $195 per rim to do. Hoping I can get new ones for not too much more than that.
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