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    I am curious if anyone has had wheels filled and redrilled for a different bolt pattern and/or knows of a reputable shop that can do it. I bought a Fiesta ST with a 4x108 lug pattern and the wheel choices are limited to say the least so I figured I would at least explore this option.

    I understand it can only be done to certain types of wheels but if it can be done, it opens my options a bit.

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    Nice car!

    Slightly OT - Have you considered pattern adapters?

    Maybe the safer choice, especially for cars seeing track duty?

    Hate to think of the collateral damage that can occur from broken wheels.

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    Bad idea for a track wheel because it affect the heat treating. But anyway Wheel Adapters, Wheel Spacers, Hub Rings, and much more! | Motorsport Tech
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    TireRack carries some decent OZ wheels for the Fiesta ST. Another option is converting your hubs and rotors to the desired bolt pattern. Just convert extra sets the first time so you have replacements on hand.

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    Hubs and rotors sounds a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB View Post
    Nice car!

    Slightly OT - Have you considered pattern adapters?

    Maybe the safer choice, especially for cars seeing track duty?

    Hate to think of the collateral damage that can occur from broken wheels.
    Yes, thought about them but the offset required on the Fiesta makes it tough to find wheels with the an offset that will work.

    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Bad idea for a track wheel because it affect the heat treating. But anyway Wheel Adapters, Wheel Spacers, Hub Rings, and much more! | Motorsport Tech
    Exactly the info I was looking for since figured there might be some issues from the process to fill. Takes it off the table but better than having an issue on the track.

    Quote Originally Posted by JulioG View Post
    TireRack carries some decent OZ wheels for the Fiesta ST. Another option is converting your hubs and rotors to the desired bolt pattern. Just convert extra sets the first time so you have replacements on hand.
    I have heard of others doing this. Have a big brake kit but I assume I could buy different rotor hats or have the hats drilled to fit.

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