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Different Bolt Pattern

What are my options other than adapters if I want to get a wheel that isn't offered in the Ranger bolt pattern? The wheel I want is I think an F150 pattern. Anyways, can I like have the center filled with metal and then redrilled for the ranger pattern? Or is there some cool and crazy thing that I haven't even thought of?

For those that are wondering, this is the wheel... 17x10" is what I want:

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kyle i have one thing to say off-roading and adapters no..personaly no..
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i would think you could get new special machined hubs.

that would call for new rotors, and new drum covers also.
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Hubs are expensive as they are. Custom ones? My wallet doesn't like the sound of that.

Zach Stone, I know adapters are a terrible idea! That's why I wanted to know if there were other options for me.
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LOL ok Short man
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^ LOL

Those wheels are sweet, too bad they wouldnt work.
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they re drill em... alot of people i know put escaldes on there hardbodys...they get em redone to fit..bout 300 or so
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How about these... They don'tlook anything like the others, but They look frikin sweet. What tires, BTW??

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...six.gbm.xl.jpg
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Any idea what kinda place you'd have to take them to?

Channing, I think those wheels are a bit too much like car wheels. And I'd feel weird having 'hot wheels' brand wheels. Something about that just don't seem right!
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those wheels are a little to pretty to offroad with anyway....just get addapters and a spare sent of cheapo rims
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Economically speaking.. adapters are your best bet. *I* wont run adapters PERIOD. Have seen Wowak almost loose a wheen and heard all about ScottyG's little ' frame laying ' around a corner..

I wouldn't compromise the integrity of your drivetrain just for a set of wheels, theres nicer ones out there for ya
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Yeah like some baedlocks!!!

Thenyou could go through mud puddles and stuff!!

Woohoo!!
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It doesn't say anything about redrilling them.

And, if you think about it... the bolts are like 1/2"...the ranger circle is 4.5"...the wheel circle is 5.5"...so that means that the holes will be touching. so he'll have these big ugly holes in his rims.

It's really not worth it Kyle. Just get some MT Classics if you want 17s you can get rock crawlers in 17s also, but i don't know about the lug circle.
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Actually you can't get MT Classic IIs in 17" sizes.. not on 4wp.com anyways. And I don't want rock crawlers. Not a big fan of them. I realized about the holes which is why I thought you could maybe get them filled in and redrilled. I know there are wheel shops that can respin the wheel to repair a broken lip or something like that, I had it fixed on my last car after I slid into a curb.

D I am with you, I don't want to run adapters either! That's why I was asking about other alternatives to getting these wheels to fit.

I know the wheels are a little pretty for off-roading, but I'm going to only be able to do limited off-roading while I'm at school. If it was strictly for off-roading I wouldn't be getting 17s anyways! Like 17" rock crawlers... what's the point?

Thanks Jack Sparrow I will try and see if I can't find a place around here like that wheel collision center.
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they re drill em... alot of people i know put escaldes on there hardbodys...they get em redone to fit..bout 300 or so

They dont need to be redrilled, Chevy, Toyota, B Series Mazdas, Nissans, and a few others use the same bolt pattern, 6x5.5
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Get an hp44 and 9" that have 5x5.5 bolt patern (f-150) and they'll bolt right up.
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How come your looking at bigger wheels? I like the look of the eagle alloys you have now, are you looking to run a bigger tire or something?
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Yes a little further down the road I'm going to go up to 35s and I think the look of 17s on 35s is badass.

Jey I think you're on to something! haha

Dirty, Rangers use the 5x4.5 bolt pattern... how would that fit? And I thought B-Series was the same as the Ranger also? Am I missing something?
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Your not missing anything....4 1/2 is our bolt pattern.
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Ok that's what I thought. Thought maybe exhaustion was setting in at 4am lol
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Dirty, Rangers use the 5x4.5 bolt pattern... how would that fit? And I thought B-Series was the same as the Ranger also? Am I missing something?
The older box body Mazdas are 6 lug, the Ranger style Mazdas are 5 lug. Escalade wheels do require some modification, but not to the lug pattern. Either the hub needs to be machined down or the wheel hub hole bored out a little.
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Get an hp44 and 9" that have 5x5.5 bolt patern (f-150) and they'll bolt right up.
that would be awsome!
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