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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 09, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

345/30/19 rear tire is what I would like to run, and most of the guys that are running that wide of a tire, are running a 12" wheel. Most of the wheel manufactures that I have looked up, don't make a 12" wheel (and if they do, it's not in my price). I really like the boze wheel, but it is way out of my price range. Here is my question, Is there a wheel company that makes a 19x12" with around a 4.5 to 5 in. lip for the poor man? 700 to 1250.00 per wheel is not in the budget.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 09, 10:07 PM
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

Nope...Gonna have to pony up some cash if you want some fat lip 19x12's.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 09, 04:15 AM
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

You could choose the wheel you want in a 19 X 10 and sent it to Weldcraft for widening, runs a tick over $200 per wheel. We just had a pair of 18s done and they did a nice job.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 09, 03:34 PM
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

Cheap wheels don't have hoops that wide. So, you have to pony up the cash for 3 piecers, or have a one piece widened by either asking weldcraft to do it, or contact the wheel manufacturer and buying 2 hoops and having them build the wheel that way. I run 18x11s on my car and that extra 1" cost me an unimaginable amount of money. (Only 10" hoops available, i went with 3 piece) However, IMO wheels and stance make or brake a car. That extra 1" seperates the men from the boys, or perhaps to some, the practical from idiots like me.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 09, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

I totally agree with you, wheels and stance really do make or brake the car. If I have to I will take the extra time to make the budget fit the stance. I really want the stance. I guess this will give me more time to search for different wheels. I have 295/50r/15, 10" wheels, mono leafs with the tires sticking way out of the fender wells, on a 8.2 10 bolt. 70's and 80's stance. I don't have my new rear housing yet, I thought I would start with the wheels and tires and work from there. Thanks for the info.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 09, 02:53 PM
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

this is one of those situations where if you want to play, you've got to pay

if you think about it, even if they made a "cheap" wheel that size, would you really want to put it on your car? i'm sure cheap price would mean cheap looks and as WAYRAD said, wheels make or break a car

good luck, and maybe you can find some used ones at a decent price. another option is that maybe you can look into getting an 18" rim instead, because a lot of the big boys are stepping up to 19" and 20" rims, so they might get rid if their 18s for cheap
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 09, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

That's a good Idea, used 18's or 19's. Anybody?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 09, 07:08 AM
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

The only thing I can offer is to figure out where you want to go and go from there because everything has to work together. I'm no expert, but if you are looking for a pro-touring type stance, and I think you are, I'd go with a 54 3/4" housing flange to flange, 18x11 with a 5" bs and a 315 tire, and mini tubs.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 09, 02:11 PM
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Re: Looking for a 19x12 poor mans wheel.

Cheap wheels are always cast and made in popular combos. So to find something cast in what you need will be impossible. I don't think I have seen a cast 12in wheel yet. And I did search a lot because that is what i wanted. I ended up with 10 inch wide. Still finding the correct backspace in a cheap wheel that i liked was hard.
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