Will They Fit?
When it comes to ordering wheels, there are many different ways to make them fit onto different car manufacturers. But what happens if you don’t want to drill a new bolt pattern into your brand new set of wheels or if you can’t get the wheels you like in your bolt pattern? No problem, just order a set of adapters! A few years ago, I was introduced to a company called Motorsport-Tech, a completely made-to-order machining company. The person who introduced this company to me was Jeremy, one of the biggest players in the Volvo game at the time. He kept telling me that swapping wheels from one platform to another really wasn’t that hard, so I began to look into it a little more. At the time, most options were pre-made kits mainly consisting of regular spacers and it seemed nearly impossible to interchange wheels between platforms. This is where Motorsport-tech started to be a huge influence in the adapter industry. These guys do just about everything including custom adapters, spacers, hub-centric rings and even wheel refinishing! Their website is fool-proof, and allows you to enter custom specs to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want.
Motorsport-Tech is family owned and operated, and have been in the business for over 25 years. Every order is made to your specifications and the turn around time is unbeatable. Everything is made in-house, which means you’re not having to pay overhead fees and wait on your order to be drop shipped from some unknown supplier. I, for one, have been using Motorsport-Tech for years and will be a customer for life.
Think these look familiar? They probably do. They supply a lot of your favorite tuning companies with their adapters, which are then re-branded. The great thing about ordering directly from the source is that you’ll skip over all of the un-needed dealer fees and you’ll get the same quality product for much less. In case you haven’t seen them yet, Motorsport-Tech has actually come out with a whole new line of colored adapters which I think are really cool. This way if you have colored wheels or just want a little more *pop* to your wheel setup, you have more options. I borrowed these pictures from their Facebook page, I hope they don’t mind.
When shopping for different wheels that might not share your offset, there are numerous ways to bolt them up to your car such as re-drilling, using wobble bolts and of course purchasing adapters. The nice thing about going with the adapter route, opposed to getting your wheels re-drilled, is that you’re able to swap around nearly anything you want with almost unlimited choices for width. If you decide later on that you’d like to push your wheels out even further, no worries…just order up another pair! I’ve seen plenty of 4-lug cars do 5-lug adapters and I’ve even seen them make adapters to fit larger diameter lug bolts (SUV fitment) onto sedans. The possibilities are endless, and with the automotive scene changing all around us…Motorsport-Tech is always staying one step ahead of the curve.
On a final note, this company is so sure that they’re selling you the most QUALITY adapters in the industry that they’re willing to tack on a LIFETIME WARRANTY with every set they sell. This is huge and really shows a company who stands by their product. Many of us look past the customer service aspect of automotive businesses because we’re usually too excited to get our product and talking with nice people are on the back burner. When you order from Motorsport-tech, you can expect only the best. They are always there to help and make sure you’re getting everything you want out of their products. In case you’re wondering how your brand new set of adapters was created, I came across a really interesting video shot in the Motorsport-Tech shop. Enjoy!