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Old 13 Jan 2004, 09:21 pm
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Are the rivets/hex bolts for looks? or are they to hold two pieces together?[:I]
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Depends on the wheels you buy. Two piece wheels use the rivets/hex bolts to hold the two pieces together. Then you have one piece wheels with rivets/hex bolts trying to give the look of two piece wheels.
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Only the mega-expensive wheels are true two-piece units.

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And less not forget three piece wheels.

One piece wheels are made from a single piece of material that is either cast or forged into the appropriate design and size. Two piece wheels consist of a "center" and an "outer"; the pieces are either welded or assembled with special bolts. Three piece wheels have a seperate "center disk", "outer rim", and "inner rim" the parts are then assembled by welding or with the special bolts. The two and three piece wheels feature more flexibility in applications but are usually more expensive due to more costly machining and more labor to assemble the individual components into a finished product.
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you guys are GREAT! The reason I ask is I saw a guy with rims with the hex bolts around them. The rims were beat dead but had all the center caps. If they were held together by the hex bolts could he take them apart and paint the centers? Then put them back together? I'm guessing this would compromise the balance/trueness of the wheels? Justa thought. Thanks guys
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If the wheels are two piece, he can diassemble, paint, and reassemble them if he clocks them first. Mark each rim to a specific spot on it's spider and reassemble each rim to its own spider to the exact same spot. He would also need a tightening pattern.....something like first nut, 180, 90, 180, one nut right of first nut,etc, and know what to torque them to.
Or spend some time masking off?[:I]
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center line rims look like two piece rims but the hex nuts are for show only
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quote:Originally posted by bobs turbo pt

center line rims look like two piece rims but the hex nuts are for show only
And to rip up sponges and drying/polishing cloths.
Never understood why you'd want it cluttered like that, but then, I never saw the point of fake convertibles, either.[:I]
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"And to rip up sponges and drying/polishing cloths" very true and those types of rims always a pain in the ass to wax them !! wax always seems to stay around the rivet pattern
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