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When I went yesterday to get finalized pricing for my 16 inch rims, the guy told me that it is difficult to mount rims on the 2000 Accent because of two screws used to keep the discs in place (the 2K1 supposedly doesn't have this problem as stated by the rim wholesaler). Those two screws seem to prevent the proper installation of the rims. However, he also stated that if I just take off those screws it wouldn' be a problem. Any of you guys have this problem? Let me know. Thanx.
 

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I had this problem on my 99 Accent that I had. However on my 2K Accent, the wheels are countersunk to allow for the bolts. I would either pick different rims, or maybe contact the wheel manufacturer and see if the wheels you want come countersunk.
 

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Thanks a lot I'll do that!

http://www.geocities.com/decrum1/accent.html
 

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Anyone try placing screws that have a flat head in place of the ones that come stock?... allowing me to use any 4 bolt pattern rims... that will give me more selection, and lower the price on my rims.
 

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That's what's referred to as "captive rotors". The bolts are what hold the rotors together.

The only way I know of to alleviate this problem on an Accent is to swap Tib brakes on. I'm not sure how complicated this is yet, but I'll be finding out soon as I will be doing this conversion to my '99.

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Well, I also found out that they sell adapters to place regular 4 spoke rims on the accent for $30 a pop. However, the problem with that is, after time the rotors begin to deterioate because there is too much pressure placed on the rotors. Doesn't seem like a healthy option, but it will get my car looking nice... Performance/Appearence... $800 to spend... hmmmm... eye pleaser vs. sleeper... what to do, what to do... decisions decisions.
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I had the same porb with my R3 Focals, but just on the back discs. I took the screws off and mounted the rims. I drives fine and the rim holds the discs in place so there should not be any problem. I have had them on for a year now and it has never given me any problem, r.majarrez drilled holes in the rim to fit when he mounted it on, so the screw would fit in the holes of the rim. It worked b/c he has been riding with it for awhile now. We will both be riding to Nopi so we'll be up there.<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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I have a 94 Scoupe with the 4 bolts holding on the front rotors. I had to have my first set of 16's machined by a shop to fit over the bolts. On my first set of 17's they had the double pattern and the holes for the smaller pattern lines up very close. All I had to do was make the holes larger. On the MOMO's I have now the rims were already machined to fit properly
 

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Well guys, finally got those rims on my car.... just took the bolts off. But as soon as I drove away, I heard rubbing... I had this dent on my car that I somehow got in a parking lot, and I had to get that fixed... $200. Well, now my car looks like new again, and the rims give my car an aggresive look. Handling is also improved 5-fold, much stiffer! I'll post pics later today in the showroom, and on my website.

http://www.geocities.com/decrum1/accent.html
 
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