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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:50 pm 
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hey just wondering if its possible to get alloy wheels widened safely and legally

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:29 am 
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punktured wrote:
hey just wondering if its possible to get alloy wheels widened safely and legally


Can be done, not many places do it, but it is normally not legal by ADR's.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:04 pm 
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is it safe to do?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:51 pm 
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is it safe to do?


In most cases no, contact Vic roads technical authority or a Vic approved engineer, even if it was done properly and safe it would be still be safe to say it will be classed as illegal.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:16 am 
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It woudl need to be x-rayed to ensure they are safe, which is expensive, letalone the cost to get someone to weld it in the first place.
Cheaper to get a set of 3 piece wheels.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:22 am 
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it should be plenty safe enough! not sure how much it will warp though. Id sell off your koyas and get the same rims but wider though?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:29 am 
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yeh after the costs in engineering, if ya have to go thru xrays i guess yeh youd have too....and alike a set of expensive 3 peice wide as rims would still be cheaper most likey stronger and safer any ways...i wont say legal :P

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:36 pm 
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Sell your rims and get widepack starcorp fusions.. they look exactly the same except they come 8.5" wide on front, and 9.5" wide on back. They don't come in black like yours but it'd still be cheaper to buy them and get the centred sprayed black.
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:28 pm 
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hmmm i didnt realise there was that much stuffing around with em :| so maybe i'll just have to go shopping around for new rims :) anyone have a rough idea how much my rims would be worth? all in perfect condition and tyres are still good

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:03 am 
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Theres always Dragway they can make custom one off wheels to your design-see their website :twisted: WHO'S to say they can't be a factory rim :wink: I seriously thought about getting the snowflakes in 17x8 when i had my EA Wagon :lol:
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:49 am 
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lolid like aset of turbo blades in 18*8 :twisted:

i rekon they would look s**t hot on the ef... :)
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