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Old 04-29-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Anyone had any experience with wheel widening? I love my stock wheels, but i love that staggered look. Wanted to know if it affected the structural integrity of the wheels, and how much it would cost to get my 17x9s changed to 17x10.5
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Anyone had any experience with wheel widening? I love my stock wheels, but i love that staggered look. Wanted to know if it affected the structural integrity of the wheels, and how much it would cost to get my 17x9s changed to 17x10.5
This is my brothers corolla sitting on 15' hoshinos that were widened to 10' barrels in the rear and I think 9 in the front. He has had no problems been driving on them for over a year Infact has had them repaired already after hitting a barrier at Infineon raceway during a drift event. "hence the primer fender"
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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Re: wheel widening

or you could buy wheel spacers...
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Anyone had any experience with wheel widening? I love my stock wheels, but i love that staggered look. Wanted to know if it affected the structural integrity of the wheels, and how much it would cost to get my 17x9s changed to 17x10.5
For what it would cost it doesn't make too much sense IMO for just an inch and a half.
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For what it would cost it doesn't make too much sense IMO for just an inch and a half.
It costs well at least out in California "bay area" $300 a barrel and depending on lip and offset and rim size. Your not supposed to use it for street use but yeah heh.

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Spacers don't make your tires wider and can be very unsafe if you live in a pothole state like Michigan if you don't get quality made ones.
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It costs well at least out in California "bay area" $300 a barrel and depending on lip and offset and rim size. Your not supposed to use it for street use but yeah heh.

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Spacers don't make your tires wider and can be very unsafe if you live in a pothole state like Michigan if you don't get quality made ones.
As an example you can buy new chrome 95 Cobra R's for $300 a wheel... So, ya...
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As an example you can buy new chrome 95 Cobra R's for $300 a wheel... So, ya...
Very true! But sometimes having two rears widened could be cheaper, and if you desire that stock look. It's all in the eyes of the beholder I guess.
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Honestly i was just doing it to be different. I love my wheels, ive only seen another stang with them since ive had mine. Let alone mine since i somehow got it with split spoke gt wheels from the previous model. Wheel spacers are out if the question since id rather not run the risks. Ive considered fr500s before, as well as saleens, but it just seemed less expensive to widen to two wheels then to.invest in 4 new ones and tires.
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Honestly i was just doing it to be different. I love my wheels, ive only seen another stang with them since ive had mine. Let alone mine since i somehow got it with split spoke gt wheels from the previous model. Wheel spacers are out if the question since id rather not run the risks. Ive considered fr500s before, as well as saleens, but it just seemed less expensive to widen to two wheels then to.invest in 4 new ones and tires.
I wanted to do it with a set of the stock stealies that come on the v6 2005-10 I thought it would be awesome to have 10' wide rears and stocker fronts. But a friend bought the wheels from me for his sc300.
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