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 Post subject: steel wheel mods
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:17 pm 
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I have a 1997 el wagon that hapens to be an ex taxi. now with the state of the roads where I am moving to I am wanting to know if there are any shops who could modifiy a set of au 16 inch chaser rims so that they are a min of 8 inch wider as well as changing the offset so they can fit an el?

Any help would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:35 pm 
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it will cost you in excess of $800 to do 4 rims

f**k that !!

but if you insist....

*Billeau Engineering‎
231/21 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters QLD 4216
(07) 5537 6380‎

*Dr Wheels - Wheel Modification & Repair
Unit 7/7 Distribution Avenue
Molendinar Queensland 4214
Phone/Fax: (07) 5597 5461

*Race Engineering‎
32 Jijaws St, Sumner QLD 4074
0458 766 275
(07) 3376 6275‎
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:12 am 
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Cheers man. I dont have much choice. It seems that most people near where I am going to me living have at least 6 wheels when they have 17 inch of bigger rims. I want big but not the hassel of having 6. So why not fit the chaser style rims on to my car seeing as its an ex taxi anyways
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:19 am 
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its not hard to do. get the center cut out and turned around and re welded. then u have pre au au wheels lol. ive got a set in my mates factory cost him 200 all up

 

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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:31 am 
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The cheap/nasty way is to find a set of 4x4 wheels, like a sunraysia or similar. Cut the centre out and fit the centres out of the ford rims. Make sure you get the offset OK, and make sure it stays centred when you weld it. Do a google search on this, I have seen a tech on ford muscle.com or similar.
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:08 pm 
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I have made some calls and it appears that 16x8 is as big as I can go if I stay with 16's. around 175 bucks a wheel doesnt sound to bad either
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:12 pm 
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all this effort with a 'custom' bodykit and you're going to run steel wheels?

 

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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 2:56 pm 
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I am still looking at wheels, but for normal driving there is nothing wrong with steelies. I was toying with the idea prior to getting the 20's. In my perfect world I would like a set of pre au copy BA or BF gt wheels and air bag suspension, but things like that need to be budgeted for and more information collected. I have spoken to 2 mechanics and a wheel shop near where I am moving to and all have said I would be stupid to run any wheel wheer I need less then a 65 profile tire for every day driving. They just wont last.

Plus if I am going to the trouble to be unique why not extend that to the wheels. I am even considering terry steelies
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:00 pm 
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if you want 16's that are abit wider put FTR'S
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:15 pm 
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steelies do not equal unique.

 

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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:27 pm 
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I had FTR's and got rid of them for the 20's. Widened steelies might be a little bit when on an ex taxi wagon with a body kit. You need to remember that this car will be getting taxi style graphics on it as well so steelies may go with the look well. Anything should be better then the busted 15's that are on it at the moment.

I think my wheel choice will ultimately come down to what will work best day to day.
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:52 pm 
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why not get a set of 12 slotters modded, dont they come in 8 inch ???,

 

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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:09 pm 
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of course
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:21 pm 
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I dont particularly like 12 slotters and I have never seen them in anywhere near 16 or 17 inch
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 Post subject: Re: steel wheel mods
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:52 am 
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At least they are 8 inch wide already, you said there only for daily use, at least they are 99 percent better then chopping a rim up,

 

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