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Old 10-11-10, 02:51 PM   #1
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ok, so im over 19inch wheels, and i really want to get a set of 20inch Brabus Monoblock S wheels for my IS. Ive been inlove with these wheels since i first lay eyes on them years back, and now i really really really want them.

Heres the probem, brabus wheels bolt patter /pcd is 5x 112, ours are 5 x 114.3
I know there is two options get them redrilled or get adapters. Adapters i here are bad cause they cause wobble.

now with the redrill from my understanding of how the bolt pattern is calculated (the distance from the center of the center bore to the center of the bolt hole) is that the holes will have to be filled and new holes will have to be redrilled??? or is that wrong and u just have to bore out the original holes?

Is the work difficult? not sure who id find to redrill the holes in the UAE. IVe seen some SC guys here on CL fit brabus wheels, is the SC bold pattern different than the IS?
anyway here are some photoshops. I love this wheel
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ok, so im over 19inch wheels, and i really want to get a set of 20inch Brabus Monoblock S wheels for my IS. Ive been inlove with these wheels since i first lay eyes on them years back, and now i really really really want them.

Heres the probem, brabus wheels bolt patter /pcd is 5x 112, ours are 5 x 114.3
I know there is two options get them redrilled or get adapters. Adapters i here are bad cause they cause wobble.

now with the redrill from my understanding of how the bolt pattern is calculated (the distance from the center of the center bore to the center of the bolt hole) is that the holes will have to be filled and new holes will have to be redrilled??? or is that wrong and u just have to bore out the original holes?

Is the work difficult? not sure who id find to redrill the holes in the UAE. IVe seen some SC guys here on CL fit brabus wheels, is the SC bold pattern different than the IS?
anyway here are some photoshops. I love this wheel
Looks hawt, man!
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From what I understand you have to fill the holes and have them completely redrilled. Not only do you have to worry about redrilling the centers, you have to worry about get centerbore as well.
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From what I understand you have to fill the holes and have them completely redrilled. Not only do you have to worry about redrilling the centers, you have to worry about get centerbore as well.
Do u know what the center bore size for merc/brabus is? Ours are 60.1 i believe
nvm i searched and its 66.6

what do u mean by i have to worry about getting the center bore as well? are u refering to hub centric rings?


why cant i just bore out the center hole? Have u done soemthing like this before?
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It's not worth the trouble.
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It's not worth the trouble.
why not?


Another thing, from what ive been reading, the merc wheels will generally slide on cause the holes are usually machined bigger than necessary, and i know its not safe and no one recommends me doin that, but if it does slide on, and i get some hub centric rings, so that the wheel is centered correctly, is stress still being placed on the lugs?

Ive read so much about people getting away w running merc wheels on lexus and very little on thing actually goin wrong.
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why not?


Another thing, from what ive been reading, the merc wheels will generally slide on cause the holes are usually machined bigger than necessary, and i know its not safe and no one recommends me doin that, but if it does slide on, and i get some hub centric rings, so that the wheel is centered correctly, is stress still being placed on the lugs?

Ive read so much about people getting away w running merc wheels on lexus and very little on thing actually goin wrong.
I've tried re-drilling twice. It works but the car just doesn't feel as solid as it should...like there is more play in the steering than normal. There is also a little vibration in there. Lexus sterring is more sensitive than other makes and I would do it. Besides, there are other wheels that look German that do fit.
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There is one guy have Brabus wheels very long time ago, it's available somewhere in Aftermarket wheel thread, custom job, maybe you'll find something there.

Oh come on man, get the CV2. I bet the Brabus wheels are very expensive.
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There is one guy have Brabus wheels very long time ago, it's available somewhere in Aftermarket wheel thread, custom job, maybe you'll find something there.

Oh come on man, get the CV2. I bet the Brabus wheels are very expensive.
Shoooodz, wainak yakhee? I tried calling u and bbming u, nothing was working.

yea im gonna wait and see what the CV2s look like, that started this whole craze, and i thought to myself, if im gonna change my wheels again, get a wheel design taht i LOVE.
As for Brabus being too expensive, i wont buy them brand new, ill see if i can get a good deal on a used set. Anyway well see.

And yea i remember it was the SC in blue w the brabus V wheels. soooo sick. I think that was remachine and got to work.
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not really feeling it, but thats jus my opinion
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Naif, I'm in India right now, I've seen your missed call, was kinda busy and forgot to call back.

No, there was an IS too. Get the CV2, starting to get jealous about it, but not too sure.
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Naif, I'm in India right now, I've seen your missed call, was kinda busy and forgot to call back.

No, there was an IS too. Get the CV2, starting to get jealous about it, but not too sure.
Cool hit me up when u back in town
as for the CV2, i love the wheel, dont think itll look good on an IS. saraha i like the CV1 much much more, looks hot on ALL cars, and esp the IS. change it and ill kill you
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not really feeling it, but thats jus my opinion

agreed. im sure you can find a similar wheel design by a maker that correctly fits.
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I've tried re-drilling twice. It works but the car just doesn't feel as solid as it should...like there is more play in the steering than normal. There is also a little vibration in there. Lexus sterring is more sensitive than other makes and I would do it. Besides, there are other wheels that look German that do fit.
when u redrilled the wheels did u use a hubcentric ring? maybe that was the issue and not the redrill itself

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agreed. im sure you can find a similar wheel design by a maker that correctly fits.
haha, similar isnt the same, and havnt found anything similar anwyay. My heart is really set on these and im just trying to find out the best possible way of doing it
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eh its not a good idea and i agree i wouldnt do it. get a wheel thats suppose to fit. redrilling leads to nothing but problems especially for something so minor like 112 to 114.3.
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