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      05-24-2012 09:58 AM #1
      I know that for multipiece wheels you can swap for wider barrels, but can a one piece wheel be widened? - Im sure that it can depending on how much you want to spend, Im really just more curious if is something that has been done and what is involved. Or if Im just out of luck.

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      05-24-2012 03:42 PM #2
      people have been widening steelies for quite some time now.

      I have gotten a set done a few years back. Basically how mine were done, the lips were cut off and then more metal was added then lips were welded back on.

      But Im not too sure about aluminum wheels being able to be widened.

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      05-25-2012 02:05 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Seamus68 View Post
      people have been widening steelies for quite some time now.

      I have gotten a set done a few years back. Basically how mine were done, the lips were cut off and then more metal was added then lips were welded back on.

      But Im not too sure about aluminum wheels being able to be widened.
      Aluminum wheels can also be widened.. just not as common.
      some shops will do it as they advertise it just as much.

      i believe the term is more so considered "re-barrelling" they cut out the face section along with some of the barrel, and weld into a wider "blank" aluminum barrel. then of course welding it back together, balancing it, and finishing it

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      05-25-2012 02:29 PM #4
      That is good to know. Although the more I think about it, I really like the design of these wheels but it just seems to be a bigger hassle to get them the way I want them, than to just find a different set with better specs. As Im fairly sure that this wouldnt be a cheap procedure. Thanks for your help guys.
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      05-25-2012 02:32 PM #5
      theres a place here in california that does re-barreling starting at $400 i think. for the set. i have to find the website though

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      05-25-2012 03:10 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by eurobred View Post
      theres a place here in california that does re-barreling starting at $400 i think. for the set. i have to find the website though
      Oh wow, thats alot less than I imagined it would be. Problem is finding a legit wheel shop that isnt afraid to do work around here. Especially in the b.f.e. country area Im from. lol But knowing that definitely makes it more of a possibility now.
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      05-25-2012 03:19 PM #7
      hope you can get it done. theres always those shops that wont do it because of the liability. but the website im referring to, they have it advertised.

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