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Guest Anonymous, August 6, 2005
Billet is the process by which the centers are made, and it is usually for 3-piece wheels only. Picture won't show you anything special. What was the question about?
Nonetheless, many companies who produce 3-piece wheels will CNC their centers and some of those companis will even forge them so that they are stronger.
CNC'ing centers is great as it doesn't require a foundry to cast wheels. Make your own design, produce a CAD drawing and you are set. This winter I will produce repros of the famous 15" Alpina racing wheels for myself. Halves will be BBS Motorsport parts.
But the wheels will be for racing only as they will use flat center BBS Motorsport shells. Only racing tire shops are able to mount tires on such rims.
So far as getting billet wheels in 4x100, if you're willing to custom order wheels from a specialty wheel manufacturer (Colorado Custom, Boyd Coddington, etc), it should be possible to get most any wheel they make with the center opening machined to your specification and the hub drilled for a 4x100 bolt circle.
The bigger question is whether the wheel company's CNC programing has the parameters set in it to create the specific wheel you want in the proper diameter and offset for an application like an '02. With so many street rod wheel designs being produced in large diameters and wide rim widths, many of the designs aren't too likely to scale down to 14-16 inch diameters and still look right.
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