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    Splined mag wheels? Who makes or machines them without center adapter?

    Wondering if anyone makes a splined mag wheel that does not have bolted to to the wheel center splined hub like most minilites and dunlops mags that I have seen? Wondering if anyone has tried to machine a wheel to fit on like a Halibrand pin drive knock off.
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    Re: Splined mag wheels? Who makes or machines them without center adapter?

    Dunlop made peg drive wheels. Magnesium is too soft I think to survive as a spline drive without an adapter.
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    Re: Splined mag wheels? Who makes or machines them without center adapter?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    Magnesium is too soft I think to survive as a spline drive without an adapter.
    Yes, I was just meaning generically, a solid "mag" wheel not actually magnesium. Specifically, i have looked at Vintage Wheels stuff, they look like the old style magnesium but they are not actually made of magnesium.

    The dunlop steel wheels that I have seen have the splined hubs that bolt into the center of the wheel, like the mini-lites. PIN drives would require modifing the hubs and I am just looking for something that will mount to factory hubs up front.

    Might be simpler to modify front to a bolt on GM style hub and get the Trigo adapters for their knock offs. Then I could bolt on the adapters at all four corners. I have a GM rear now wtih bolt on Dunlops and BJ8 Hubs up front with knock off wires.
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    Re: Splined mag wheels? Who makes or machines them without center adapter?

    Look at the E-T Sebring wheels.

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    Re: Splined mag wheels? Who makes or machines them without center adapter?

    Quote Originally Posted by British_Recovery View Post
    Look at the E-T Sebring wheels.
    They said send us a photo and dimensions of what you want. Not sure they can do it. They would almost need a spare hub to get all of the specs right it seems.
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    Re: Splined mag wheels? Who makes or machines them without center adapter?

    A company in the UK shows what might be some. An example: http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/billet-117-alloy-wheel/
    John, BN4

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