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Old 10-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #21
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5x100 is the easiest to do and probably the strongest. As far as the 4 bolt patterns go, I'm not sure what I can do quite yet. I need to see the different hub center sizes
I would like more information on hub sizes as well before I make a final decision on which pattern to go with. If the hub size on the wheel is larger then the 63.4 on the Focus running a "Hub ring" won't be an issue, if it is smaller I'm not sure if I would be willing to subject my brand new wheels to a hub "boring" even if they were the cheapest wheels ever.
As far as my set up goes, the wheels I want would be 16x8 4x100 25ET with a 73.1 hub. Hub rings are easy to come by from 73.1 to 63.4. But if an easier solution can be found with the correct bore size on a 5x100 I may change my decision. If it is the strongest and most reliable pattern.
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I would like more information on hub sizes as well before I make a final decision on which pattern to go with. If the hub size on the wheel is larger then the 63.4 on the Focus running a "Hub ring" won't be an issue, if it is smaller I'm not sure if I would be willing to subject my brand new wheels to a hub "boring" even if they were the cheapest wheels ever.
As far as my set up goes, the wheels I want would be 16x8 4x100 25ET with a 73.1 hub. Hub rings are easy to come by from 73.1 to 63.4. But if an easier solution can be found with the correct bore size on a 5x100 I may change my decision. If it is the strongest and most reliable pattern.

I made a mistake with what i was saying. The easiest pattern for me to drill is 5x108. To do 5x108, i can use an existing hole. Re-drilling in a different size five bolt pattern causes a lot of complications because i have to fill a hole with weld, and machine it flat. I have a drilling jig i made specially for doing that. Doing a 4x100 or 4x114.3 is no big deal, you just have to be sure that the hub bore in the wheels is the same, or larger than the hub bore on the focus (63.4mm). If it is larger, that is no biggie at all, hub rings are widely available.

Here is a nice guide to hub bores and bolt circle sizes
http://adaptitusa.com/referencebook.htm
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I made a mistake with what i was saying. The easiest pattern for me to drill is 5x108. To do 5x108, i can use an existing hole. Re-drilling in a different size five bolt pattern causes a lot of complications because i have to fill a hole with weld, and machine it flat. I have a drilling jig i made specially for doing that. Doing a 4x100 or 4x114.3 is no big deal, you just have to be sure that the hub bore in the wheels is the same, or larger than the hub bore on the focus (63.4mm). If it is larger, that is no biggie at all, hub rings are widely available.

Here is a nice guide to hub bores and bolt circle sizes
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That's a pretty decent guide man thanks for sharing that. So if I were to go to 4x100 like originally planned, There should be no issue with strength or reliability correct? Sorry for all the questions just not that familiar with redrilling the hubs and I've been looking for a way out of 4x108 land. Also are you offering any type of guarantee with this or is just "you get what you get"?
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That's a pretty decent guide man thanks for sharing that. So if I were to go to 4x100 like originally planned, There should be no issue with strength or reliability correct? Sorry for all the questions just not that familiar with redrilling the hubs and I've been looking for a way out of 4x108 land. Also are you offering any type of guarantee with this or is just "you get what you get"?
I'll replace or repair the hubs if they are done bad or if i mess them up.

There will be no strength issue with the second bolt pattern being drilled into the same hubs and brakes. My dad has been running the same set or redrilled hubs for about 10 years on his 400hp Dodge omni with no issue. Probably over 1000 drag launches on them, never had any issues. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhmAp6kgI_0

Lastly, just remember that i can only do a 4x100 bolt pattern if your wheels have a hub bore of 63.4mm or larger.
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damn i keep coming back to this thread. i tell myself no but i get drawn back anyway. 5x114.3 is what i would want to go with. mustang wheels would then fit along with STI and evo wheels. those wheels commonly come in 17x8/17x9 size out of the factory with offsets ranging between 35mm and 55mm. those would fit a focus very well. i would like to run some of the new ST wheels in 5x108 cause they are the right width and offset for me but they are 18s. and unfortunately im being a cheap bastard as much as possible and tires for those are much more pricey than for 17s.
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