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I've seen a set of alloys orginally made for BMW fitment 5/120 ET15.

I know the offset is low, and it may lead to problems with rubbing, but what are the options with having the wheels re-drilled to 5/100? Can this be done?

I can't use hub adapters with the wheels either due to their low offset.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Have you not tried replica form as you could most likely get them
custom drilled to the 5x100 pcd fitment, theres a alloy shop about 15
mins drive from where i live and they have a Ford focus rolling on
custom drilled A8's and it looks alrite, so surely its possible to get
some done for the golf fitment, also what style bmw alloy is it i.e for
the 3 series or 5/6/7 etc..??
 

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Have you got a pic of the actual wheels?? And what size and spec of the
wheel is?? Then I'll have a look to see if they do a replica of that
and if the dimensions and offset are different or the same and if they
could custom drill them. Also I reckon the custom drilling is gonna be
a tad more expensive as its most likely a one off thing or
at least thats what they say to me. lol

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I think you can get the hub machined down which would create a higher offset  Then you could use adapters?
 

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I thought if the ET was low, i.e. 15mm then you couldn't machine off the hub faceing section? Or do you mean actually machine down the hubs on the car?

Santam - here's a link to the wheels:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Borbet-A-fuer-BMW-8-5-x-17-10-x-17-Hammeroptik_W0QQitemZ8021216441QQcategoryZ40262QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

8.5J and 10J x 17 ET13mm

Borbet Design A. They don't make these in 17's anymore hence the trawl on german Ebay.

This is just one of the wheels I'm thinking of getting... There are others [:D]
 

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To tell you the truth I'd be shocked if he done this wheel in a rep, so
i doubt it can be done, but couldnt you buy the wheels get the centre
section re-filled (i.e welded) get it centre bored so that it matches
the mk4 centre hub diamter, and then get it custom drilled, the only
thing i'd be worried about if i done this would be will the wheel still
be a strong wheel after all the heating and cooling as there could be
internal damage in the structure of the metal.

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In the old days of my beetle ownership they used to modify and redrill the hubs to accept the wheels rather than the other way round
 

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Tabs, these are Borbet A alloys and you should be able to find them in 5x100 if you look hard enough.

EDIT:

Just read the whole thread, so silly response from myself !!! Although - I would say keep looking, I have seen them in 5x112 fitment @ 16"
 

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the only thing i'd be worried about if i done this would be will the wheel still be a strong wheel after all the heating and cooling as there could be internal damage in the structure of the metal.
Agreed. Similar reason that drilled brake discs are prone to cracking around the holes. Bear in mind that wheels are designed to handle stress loads a particular way - drilling a custom bolt pattern alters the stress points and how it's transmitted to the rest of the structure. I wouldn't do it personally.

Bolt holes are actually drilled in at the wheel factory, but I don't think they drill a cold, fully formed wheel, especially after all the metal shaping and strength treatment processes. However, when done at the factory, only certain bolt patterns will be drilled into certain wheel sizes, with stress loading considerations accounted for.
 

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Alrite tabs heres a site for you to look at they custom drill there alloys and they custom paint them for the customers needs.

Heres there site

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/

and heres there brochure of all of there stock range..

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/brochure_print.php
Dont use DGT international, they made me some custom hub adapters and they were sheeeite !! After less than 6 months the pressed in stud had sheared and I had a nightmare getting the adapter off the hub !!!! Cuts and bruises to prove !!!
 

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There's a guy in York who specialises in alloy repairs (all sorts not just wheels).
Search for Ian Jemison, if anyone knows he will. (He builds a mean rally car too....)
 

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Alrite tabs heres a site
for you to look at they custom drill there alloys and they custom paint
them for the customers needs.

Heres there site

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/

and heres there brochure of all of there stock range..

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/brochure_print.php
Dont use DGT international, they made me some custom hub
adapters and they were sheeeite !! After less than 6 months the
pressed in stud had sheared and I had a nightmare getting the adapter
off the hub !!!! Cuts and bruises to prove !!!
They've been good to us so far we baught a set of 17" RS4's which were
good and 18" RS4's and baught another set of rims off him aswell which
were again good, the only thing i can say is crappy would be the
quality of the rs4's there very easy to scratch if you get what i mean.
 

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Thanks for all the help so far [Y]

It's looking likely I'll have to give these wheels a miss, sounds like its going to be too much trouble and strife to have them adapted.

Shame really as they really would suit the look I'm going for. Azev do a similar wheel but its not a clean looking as the Borbet....
 

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If moneys no option give borbet an e-mail and ask if they still produce
this wheel and could they do it match the fitment for the golf, no harm
in asking.
 

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Alrite tabs heres a site for you to look at they custom drill there alloys and they custom paint them for the customers needs.

Heres there site

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/

and heres there brochure of all of there stock range..

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/brochure_print.php
Dont use DGT international, they made me some custom hub adapters and they were sheeeite !! After less than 6 months the pressed in stud had sheared and I had a nightmare getting the adapter off the hub !!!! Cuts and bruises to prove !!!
They've been good to us so far we baught a set of 17" RS4's which were good and 18" RS4's and baught another set of rims off him aswell which were again good, the only thing i can say is crappy would be the quality of the rs4's there very easy to scratch if you get what i mean.
Yeh, I guess his wheels are fine, but I just wouldn't trust the guy to organise a delicate machining job, such as redrilling or hub adapters. Nice guys though, don't get me wrong.
 

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Alrite tabs heres a site for you to look at
they custom drill there alloys and they custom paint them for the
customers needs.

Heres there site

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/

and heres there brochure of all of there stock range..

http://www.dgt-international.co.uk/brochure_print.php
Dont use DGT international, they made me some custom hub
adapters and they were sheeeite !! After less than 6 months the
pressed in stud had sheared and I had a nightmare getting the adapter
off the hub !!!! Cuts and bruises to prove !!!
They've been good to us so far we baught a set of
17" RS4's which were good and 18" RS4's and baught another set of rims
off him aswell which were again good, the only thing i can say is
crappy would be the quality of the rs4's there very easy to scratch if
you get what i mean.
Yeh, I guess his wheels are fine, but I just wouldn't trust the guy
to organise a delicate machining job, such as redrilling or hub
adapters. Nice guys though, don't get me wrong.
The custom drilled us these 18" rims for the golf fitment

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