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shaving wheels for backspace?


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I have some info that says that on Oz 'Alpina' 15x7 wheels...e21 spec (et12)...you can safely shave around 5 or 6mm off the mount area in order to get them to fit a bit better on 02's. Apparantly there is enough material there. Has anyone here DONE this and is using them? Tman gave me a contact (thanks!) that had apparantly stated this but I haven't had a response yet.

just curious..

thx

Matt

ps I KNOW this is not generally a good practice..but these specific wheels apparantly have a bit of material to play with...

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Have not done it to those wheels, but to real minilites. They were used on a race car. No problems. Just get a good machinist to do it with the right equipment.

Good Luck,

Mike (#87)

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ones from walloth and nesch still have the now out of production 15 x 6 variety which apparently fit better. I will tell you how mine look after friday!!!!!!

Only two more sleeps...

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Maybe yes, maybe no. Some wheels have scope to machine approx 5mm or so as Mike87 confirms.

Just make sure there will be enough meat where the lug nuts/bolts are so the centres are not weakened.

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