View Full Version : Wheel widening?


9ball
06-07-2007, 11:00 PM
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.

ArcticZ28
06-07-2007, 11:30 PM
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.

WJ SOM SS
06-08-2007, 04:41 AM
Today's labor prices probably won't allow you to do this, not to mention finding someone reputable enough, but good luck. WJ

860 Performance
06-08-2007, 06:19 AM
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

TNTramair
06-08-2007, 10:38 AM
+1 for WeldCrafters...top notch work they do. i would entrust them 100% with my rims.

FLASH1970
06-14-2007, 07:46 AM
does welcrafters have a website? i cna't find one?

AintQik
06-14-2007, 08:20 AM
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

TNTramair
06-14-2007, 08:28 AM
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. :)

LS1LT1
06-16-2007, 01:20 AM
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, NJYeah I've passed by there a few times as well, any idea what they charge to widen a rim a couple inches?

99Andrew
06-16-2007, 11:00 AM
Is there anyway they can widen a stock Firehawk wheel and not have to use a spacer for the back wheels?

ArcticZ28
06-16-2007, 12:38 PM
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).

860 Performance
06-19-2007, 10:52 AM
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.

LilJayV10
06-20-2007, 10:24 PM
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.