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Old 07-08-2012, 05:22 PM
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Im trying to find the perfect set of wheels for my Bronco. Im not a fan of the way the aftermarket wheels are these days, there all too flashy and have way too much going on. I cannot seem to find an aftermarket company that makes something similar to a wheel found on the late model pickups.

Ive been looking for an argent (silver/matte) finish no chrome or black.
The bolt pattern of my bronco is 5 x 5.5 and it seems that Dodge is still using this pattern today. I would love to have a set of Ford Factory FX4 wheels (See pic) But as of 1997 ford switched to 5 x 135 and is now a 6 lug 6 x135.

I seem to be able to find these dodge rims everywhere and for cheap. Im wondering if I could take these to a machinist and have them remove/drill the center of the rim to fit the 1992 bronco manual hubs. Does anyone think this could be feaseable?

I suppose I could get one rim and try it. Worst case id be out 100.00 bucks i guess but what do you think? The dodge rims are very similar to the FX4s and since they have the same bolt pattern I might be in luck...

Ive also found some adapters that change the 5x5.5 bolt pattern to the 6x135 pattern. Basically they look like a funky wheel spacer and add 2" of spacing which I think will make the wheels stick out too far and not to mention ive heard some horror storys about the two piece adapters so I dont think I want to go that route since its a daily driver. Moser axles priced me at like 400 bucks for a set of rear axles that would fit the bronco but have the newer bolt pattern, I just cant seem to find anyone that makes a 6x135 hub/rotor assembly....
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:18 PM
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Not sure why you couldn't find adapters in 1.25" vs. the 2" you found. They are at Fleabay.
6x5 Trailblazer & 6x135 Hub to 6x5.5 Wheel Lug Adapters | eBay

You could also have your axles redrilled for a smaller pattern too. Most shops around me will charge $10 per hole to redrill to another pattern, then just pop the studs in the new holes.
There's a company that also sells a jig so you can redrill your own axles for around $90. It works really good, and can save you money if you're doing 4 axles.
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