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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 01, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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I recently picked up a set of 15x7 rallye wheels for free. Where can i get the rear wheels widened and the front wheels narrowed. As you can guess im gonna put a set of fat/skinny tires on. I live in Connecticut so Id prefer someone in the northeast. Any info at all would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 01, 04:15 AM
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I had this done when I was time trialing a 240Z and couldn't afford new wheels. However, although I don't remember the cost, I would think you might be better off getting another set of wheels in the desired width/backspace. A reputable race team or speed shop should be able to point you to a fabrication shop.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 01, 06:30 AM
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I bet it would cost as much if not more than getting new ones. Going prices per rim are anywhere from $45 to $65 a piece. Also - you would want to consider whether the trim rings would fit after widening or shortening. To find where to do this, you may start by asking your local tire shops - I'm sure they could point you in the right direction.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 01, 10:50 AM
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Why would the trim rings be affected?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 01, 08:10 AM
 
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Heck, you can buy new ones from Stockton Wheel and will probably be better wheels. IMHO!!! pdq67



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Jon,
When I got my 15x5 ralleys (mine are from a wrecking yard off of a 65 Caprice) several years ago there where guys at the Pomona Swap Meet that where selling them by the dozen and they had widened ones also. A good friend bought a complete set (2 15x5's and 2 15x10's) from one guy for his Nova. A month later he had a front wheel snap at the wheel flange where it was welded to the outer rim (tore up the front end real bad when the wheel/tire rolled down the street into on coming traffic in Ventura CA.)and then both rear wheels began to leak air which just kept getting worse until he junked the wheels. Point is only buy wheels from a reputable company and never modify the from there original design/size as it can cost big dollars later on.
I bought my second rear set of 15x8's (for my DOT's) from NPD which sell SFI certified wheels made by Vintage Wheels. The cost is well worth the sleep.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 01, 01:29 PM
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Trim rings would be affected because you are changing the width of the rim. If you make it narrower you have to take the width from somewhere - it may shorten (or widen) the distance from the outer edge to the center. There are different trim ring widths - 8" and 7" rings are noticably different, I'm not sure about the others.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 01, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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hmmmm, looks like ill just sell my rallyes and buy new ones
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 01, 07:38 AM
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Good call jvolk81!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 01, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, anyone want a set of rallye wheels, ive got some for sale???? They will be in the classified section eventually. Im just too lazy to post an ad right now so i figured i'd ask
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Send him an e-mail if you're interested...

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