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#1 OFFLINE   scale18th

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

For those with custom wheels, how do you prefer making the attachment to the car?

Just received a few sets of Uli Nowak wheels and was wondering what would be the best route to install them.

Thanks first.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

Glue it ;)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

this is how I do...
hope it will give you some idea ;)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

Depends on the car.  Sometimes you can drill them and screw them on with the original screws, but sometimes they need glueing in place.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

 audirs6, on 24 September 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

Glue it ;)

Last resort :)


 oyetis, on 24 September 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

this is how I do...
hope it will give you some idea ;)

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Not a bad idea, but would have to sacrifice original wheels.  Thanks for sharing this tip.  :10:

 B1N9S, on 24 September 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:

Depends on the car.  Sometimes you can drill them and screw them on with the original screws, but sometimes they need glueing in place.


You are right about this one.   I destroyed all four wheel studs on my Kyosho KPGC10 while removing them.   I was able to remove them without issues on my AUTOart AE86's.

Considering some fabrication ideas, but wanted to see what was out there.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:12 AM

Also ULI do all billet wheels AND some BBS (especially) come with plastic rears !!  So other considerations there.

I am thinking of using self tapping screws with glue, but need to sort out the right ones for 90% of applications.  And make sure they dont protrude leaving a sharp edge.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:13 PM

I'm gonna revive this thread because I just got a new set of ULI BBS wheels and have no idea how to install them. I was hoping they would have thicker resin on the centers so I could drill, but the centers are paper thin. For those who have mounted using screws, how do you fix this?

Also they came with four black plastic discs in the package. Are those for spacing during storage or are they meant to be used during mounting somehow? Thanks everyone...
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

They are meant to be used as the attachment point to the car I believe. Great wheels, but they're arent really made in mind for a rolling attachment, mostly static. To keep the wheels functional it takes alot of custom work.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Posting to follow. Got some Uli Vossen wheels for my 991 but they look a little small so I'll have to find something else

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

 ayaxr, on 20 January 2014 - 04:04 PM, said:

They are meant to be used as the attachment point to the car I believe. Great wheels, but they're arent really made in mind for a rolling attachment, mostly static. To keep the wheels functional it takes alot of custom work.

How would you use them to attach to the car? Have you done it before?
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

I havent, but there are some build up pictures around the different forums with people attaching these wheels statically to get the desired "stance" for the cars etc etc.  What car are you wanting to change wheels on? Depending on make/brand might be better to go for something more friendly.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

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They don't have to roll, but the mounting will be quite exposed so I'd like to do it as cleanly as possible (not lots of glue or putty) and strong enough to withstand a gentle bump (as the wheels will be very exposed).
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:06 AM

I have found a solution to this problem of the wheels that have to be adjusted, I make my own parts to fit perfectly the hub and mounting of every car. I make my wheels with 3d printing technology and the level of details is much higher than Uli or UTL. The outer aluminum rim solution is nice but in my opinion this will result in a gap line that is visible and not realistic. If you want I can forward you some pictures of wheels and parts I have already made. My email is : [email protected]
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:07 AM

 thearea-71, on 21 January 2014 - 02:06 AM, said:

I have found a solution to this problem of the wheels that have to be adjusted, I make my own parts to fit perfectly the hub and mounting of every car. I make my wheels with 3d printing technology and the level of details is much higher than Uli or UTL. The outer aluminum rim solution is nice but in my opinion this will result in a gap line that is visible and not realistic. If you want I can forward you some pictures of wheels and parts I have already made. My email is : [email protected]
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I did the same, only I use resin.
I can fix every wheel possible and will turn and spin.
For stance and extreme low (airride look), you'd better glue them.
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:33 AM

I used my own brake discs, drilled a slot under the disc from them.

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