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im so confused about wheel adapters

ok i call up www.wheeladapters.com and tell them what im doing. i tell her my measurements and we go from there. she tells me that each adapter is gonna cost 90 shipped due to a lip on my wheel.


the next place i call is www.performancewheel.com i give them my measurements and tell them what im doing (20s) and tell them the wheel im putting on there. the guy is being a smart *** to me and i wanted to hang up on him. but if i can get my adapters cheaper then o well. basically he told me that i dont need to have a lip on my adapter. he said its hub centric or lug centric, for that wheel. and the adapter is made for the vehicle not the wheel.

im so confused. i just want my wheels to fit right

my measurements are
4 inch inside bore
3/8s inch deep lip
4 1/4 center hole on the outside of the lip.

you can see the lip in picture kinda.
this is the only pic that i got before my camera died.
here is a pic of the back of the rim

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Where is the lip you are reffering to?

If you are using 60* acorn lugs and torque the wheel to 100 lb/ft while it is off the ground, you should not need a hub cebtric adaptor
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here is the lip( if you can see it) not a good pic but all i can get.
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please help.
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From what i can see, that lip does not stick out, it goes in right?

just get a set of standard adaptors, most aftermarket wheels are not hub centric ($$$ rims are) If you want hub-centric you must stay with the original bolt pattern. The worst that could happen running the wheels lug-centric is that you may get a slight 'shimmy' at highway speeds, just make sure you torque the adaptors and wheels to 100 lb/ft while the tire is in the air on jacks. You can have someone hold the brake while you torque.
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the lip goes in 3/8 of an inch and is 1/8 inch wide. how bad of a shimmy. my tires right now are cupped and its a hell of a shimmy. like jiggles my watch like crazy above 45 mphs
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i just dont want to spend alot of money on something that isnt returnable and be out alot of money.
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