Go Back   LS1TECH > REGIONAL FORUMS > Eastern Members
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Eastern Members CT, DE, NH, NJ, NY, MA, ME, MD, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV

Wheel widening?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-07-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
On The Tree
 
Trader Rating: 6
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 144
Default Wheel widening?

Anyone know of a place in the Tri-State (preferably on LI) area that can widen wheels? Would love to get some bigger rear meats on the GTO, but don't want to spend the loot for all new wheels, plus, I kinda like the look of the stockers. Just can't have the car down for over a week getting the wheels widened =(

Thanks for any info folks.
9ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
TECH Senior Member
 
ArcticZ28's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 14
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 5,108
Default

Good luck finding a place that does it and that you can trust. I would only send mine to Weldcraft. There is no way I would trust anyone local to do that for me. That's way too risky for my blood. But, that's just personal opinion.

I know, I have not helped at all and you just had to read a bunch of crap I wrote that you don't care about. Such is life.
__________________
ArcticZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 04:41 AM   #3
TECH Junkie
 
WJ SOM SS's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 11
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Paxton, Ma.
Posts: 3,489
Default

Today's labor prices probably won't allow you to do this, not to mention finding someone reputable enough, but good luck. WJ
__________________
WJ.
WJ SOM SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 06:19 AM   #4
TECH Fanatic
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 1,645
Default

Everything you would ever want to know about widening a GTO wheel.
btw, I'm concidering it as well.


http://ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113581
__________________
860 Performance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
11 Second Club
 
TNTramair's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 15
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: ne philly
Posts: 2,745
Send a message via AIM to TNTramair
Default

+1 for WeldCrafters...top notch work they do. i would entrust them 100% with my rims.
__________________
2000 Trans Am Ws.6 M6 402ci F1A/RKT-t56/MWC 9"
2009 G8 GT Mavrick Silver Stock SOLD
1999 Formula M6 Hardtop stock SOLD
2006 Yamaha R1 50th ann.
TNTramair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 07:46 AM   #6
Teching In
 
FLASH1970's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 41
Default

does welcrafters have a website? i cna't find one?
FLASH1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 08:20 AM   #7
TECH Regular
 
AintQik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 402
Default

There is a guy here in Jersey that is real good off Rt 130. I'd trust him to do my Vette, and he was going to do it until plans changed.
WHEEL WORKS
1703 ROUTE 130 N
BURLINGTON, NJ
__________________
12 SS FI
98 Z28
67 Pro-Touring

Last edited by AintQik; 06-14-2007 at 12:23 PM..
AintQik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 08:28 AM   #8
11 Second Club
 
TNTramair's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 15
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: ne philly
Posts: 2,745
Send a message via AIM to TNTramair
Default

http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/

i assume since no one else offers this service on the forum that i know of its ok to post a link...if not, i appoligize Chef..feel free to edit.
__________________
2000 Trans Am Ws.6 M6 402ci F1A/RKT-t56/MWC 9"
2009 G8 GT Mavrick Silver Stock SOLD
1999 Formula M6 Hardtop stock SOLD
2006 Yamaha R1 50th ann.
TNTramair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 01:20 AM   #9
10 Second Club
 
LS1LT1's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 15
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 9,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AintQik
There is a guy here in Jersey that is real good off Rt 130. I'd trust him to do my Vette, and he was going to do it until plans changed.
WHEEL WORKS
1703 ROUTE 130 N
BURLINGTON, NJ
Yeah I've passed by there a few times as well, any idea what they charge to widen a rim a couple inches?
__________________
Marc
2000 Camaro Z28 A4, Black, stock internals NA - 11.8@113.6mph
(QTP headered, Cartek tuned)
2010 LSX Shootout True Street LSX Challenge 13.00 Winner

2006 Corvette 6 speed auto, Velocity Yellow - 12.2@115.4
Quickest bone stock Corvette LS2 ever?!
Now with some bolt ons and Cartek tuning - 10.7 and 127.53mph
LS1LT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 11:00 AM   #10
Launching!
 
Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: CT
Posts: 239
Default

Is there anyway they can widen a stock Firehawk wheel and not have to use a spacer for the back wheels?
__________________
99Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #11
TECH Senior Member
 
ArcticZ28's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 14
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 5,108
Default

The wheels are only widened in such a way that you have to use a spacer (only offset added to the center of the rim).
__________________
ArcticZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 10:52 AM   #12
TECH Fanatic
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 1,645
Default

I'm sending a set of 17" GTO wheels off to them, I'll let you know how it goes.
They said about 2 weeks turn-around.
__________________
860 Performance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 10:24 PM   #13
TECH Senior Member
 
LilJayV10's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 36
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Evansville,IN
Posts: 6,089
Default

I am wanting to get my firehawk wheels widened. Why do you have to use a spacer? Why can't they be widened in a way you don't need one?

Any idea how much per wheel it is? I need to call them.
LilJayV10 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 10:24 PM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheel Widening in Texas? Dirty 30 Texas Members 15 08-16-2014 09:48 PM
HRE 541 CNC Forged 3 Piece Wheels Falken Tires Comp T/A Parts Classifieds 1 10-29-2013 01:57 PM
I need my wheels widened to 11s...... ELDIABLO Wheels & Tires 9 09-14-2008 01:53 PM
Wheel Widening Services?????? joshua32 Wheels & Tires 24 04-20-2006 06:35 AM
Where to get wheels widened... slyws6 Wheels & Tires 25 07-18-2005 05:39 PM


Tags
burlenton, burlington, ct, nh, nj, ny, ri, service, va, wheel, wheels, wideining, widen, widening, works


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details