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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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In another post someone said that you could machine the hub hole on an h2

rim to fit 14 bolt and d60 with a dremel type tool. Does anyone know how

much needs to be removed. I'm kinda leary about this. If it is a few thou I

think it would be alright but if its more I'ld rather

have it done properly. is there someone willing to machine them for me. I am

about to pick up the rims today or tomorrow.

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Old June 6th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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just take a dremel and clearance them as needed. after you do one take a measurement on whats needed and then you can do the same on the others.

if you had to do this on several rims i would take a peice of steel and and put one hole on each end 6.5 inchs on center apart from one another and bolt it to the rims. find center and punch a hole. take the correct size hole saw and drill it out. once you do it on one rim the rest will be marked correctly.
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the rims are not hub centric. the hub hole is not super critical. if its off a hair, but fits over the hub, only you will know.
anyone make a hole saw that size? that seems like the easy way?
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the rims are not hub centric. the hub hole is not super critical. if its off a hair, but fits over the hub, only you will know.
anyone make a hole saw that size? that seems like the easy way?

ya they make some pretty big hole saws. up to like 6 or 7 inchs ive seen.
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Many people use a router and a cheap trim bit. Dar did on here did it that way. Takes less than 5 min for each wheel. You can read more about it here:
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/d...d-t193184.html
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It is simple and it doesn't take long as previously mentioned. You don't have to worry about throwing the rim out of balance since it is so close to the center. A burr bit on a dremel or in a drill is easy. A hole saw would be a pita since you only need to open them up a pinch. Measure the hole in your rim and the hub on your axle, I bet it is no more than an 1/8" difference. Just use lots of wd40 or you will gum your bit up so fast it will be junk after one rim. Just keep going round in circles inside the rim til it fits. Or spend 10 times as much money and have them machined and you will end up with the same thing.
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I have done H2 rims. Both for myself and another GL member.

Anyone with a bridgeport (or like) mill, can bore the center hole out.
It takes about 5 minutes per rim.
http://s1116.photobucket.com/albums/...t=DSCN1754.mp4

On the other hand,.....it CAN be done with a chisel and hammer also .

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I had mine machined.
It was worth it having them done right, I recapped my investment when I sold them.
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I have done H2 rims. Both for myself and another GL member.

Anyone with a bridgeport (or like) mill can bore the center hole out.
It takes about 5 minutes per rim.
http://s1116.photobucket.com/albums/...t=DSCN1754.mp4

On the other hand,.....it CAN be done with a chisel and hammer also .
itselliott machined the H2s on my LJ, and I couldn't be happier with the work.




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I had mine machined.
It was worth it having them done right, I recapped my investment when I sold them.
I'm with XXXJ. Anything dremel-related ends up looking hacked, IMO. I looked at some H2 wheels previously (owned by someone on this forum) that were supposedly "machined". They definitely were a dremel job, and it showed.

In my opinion, it's worth doing it right and having it machined. Just my $0.02.


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No need to pay someone and not hack either...


http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/95...s-of-pics.html
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/95...s-of-pics.html
"I cut that hole three times and it's still to big"
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"I cut that hole three times and it's still to big"
Did you even read the link? There is a bearing that the router rides on, making it impossible to cut too deep. The bearing also guarantees that your hole will be perfectly round because it follows the same path as the factory hub hole.



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