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Old 03-08-2006, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Widen H1 wheels

Hey, i've tried searching but haven't found what i'm after so i thought i would ask here. I have some h1 wheels and i would like to widen them, i have seen some people who have widened them, but i was wondering if there are any threads that are pretty in depth on how to make the wheels wider or if anyone has info on how they widened their wheels then that is cool too. Thanks for the help and time.
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Just wondering but why would you waste your time doing this. What tires are you going to be running. I am assuming you want to keep the stock backspace??
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I know the search is down, but I saw a guy post some pics of a widened H1 wheel on this site with a 44" bogger. Lots of talk about how heavy it must have been.
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Just wondering but why would you waste your time doing this. What tires are you going to be running. I am assuming you want to keep the stock backspace??
I will be running either 42" iroks or tsl on a k5. I do want to keep the stock backspacing, i was just wondering if there were any links or articles that people know of or have done it first hand. I just thought it would be worth reading and learning about, i would like to maximize my width from out side of tire to out side of tire. No real advantage to it i guess, just something i thought would be interesting.

I thought i saw on here that some one mentioned that a guy that goes by Wolf had a article about widening them, and i didnt know if any one had seen it or has a link to it.
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I will be running either 42" iroks or tsl on a k5. I do want to keep the stock backspacing, i was just wondering if there were any links or articles that people know of or have done it first hand. I just thought it would be worth reading and learning about, i would like to maximize my width from out side of tire to out side of tire. No real advantage to it i guess, just something i thought would be interesting.

I thought i saw on here that some one mentioned that a guy that goes by Wolf had a article about widening them, and i didnt know if any one had seen it or has a link to it.
The only way to widen the wheels and keep the stock backspacing would be to extend the outer ring. I imagine that would be costly.

Why don't you recenter the wheels if you just want to maximize width??? Simple and relatively cheap.

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Old 03-10-2006, 07:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well i'm running a drw dana 60, and i was just thinking maybe you could plasma out the center and sandwich it between two back pieces? One with the studs in, and the other with the studs punched out. Just a thought, but then you would probably have to run two o-rings.. dunno.. just what i was thinking.
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