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Old 01-16-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Anyone shaved down a rim to get better offset?

I was considering purchasing a used set of Iforged or DPE wheels fit to an M3 and throwing them on my E92. From what Ive seen, it would only take about 5~10mm or so to get them to fit right on the E92. Yes you CAN get them to fit without taking 5mm off but I refused to add more negative camber and roll the fenders. Not to mention it looks bad.

My question is, has anyone successfully shaved the hub mounting portion of a rim? Iforged told me it couldnt be done to the Daytonas I had on my M3. Im 99% sure this is crap though.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, I did it with my M wheels, not a perfect fit but much better. I say go for it to the pooint that it will not affect the performance/reliability of the wheel.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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I just had this done to a pair of Luff M1 rears. They were 10.5 x 19 with an offset of 25. I needed them to be 30MM so I sent them to viking wheel in DE and they machined off just under 5MM as that was the maximum safe amount to machine. The wheels fit almost too perfect.

It's too bad I realized after machining the rears and paying to have the tires mounted that I had a 40MM front and a 15MM front and couldn't use the Fking wheels anyway.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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Wow, thats excellent. So there are no problems machining forged wheels? Alright, then I will just buy a nice clean used M fit and CNC the back down.

I "think" ~5mm should do it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:53 PM   #5
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:03 PM   #6
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xmltok, thanks for the link.

RedM3Guy and Devonjordan - Did you have to have inserts put into the lug nut holes after removing the 5mm or so off the back of the wheel?
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xmltok, thanks for the link.

RedM3Guy and Devonjordan - Did you have to have inserts put into the lug nut holes after removing the 5mm or so off the back of the wheel?
I didn't need to because there was enough material to work with where reinforcing the bolt holes wouldn't be an issue.
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Wonder what is considered "enough"?

Do they reinforce it because the distance from the mounting face of the nut to mounting face of the hub isnt thick enough.
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wow, never thought about doing this
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:20 PM   #10
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as long as there's enough material around the logholes so that the seat and the backis thick enough, you should have no problem. I wouldn't know what the limit is for your wheels though, nor is it easy to tell what the limit is without a CAD simulation. just be careful though.
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