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Old 03-06-2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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Widening Wheels

Since spring is arriving shortly, I am in need for new tires soon. My current size is 235-50-18. I'm thinking about going to a 255-45 since it is about the max on 18x8. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about widening wheels? Is it safe? My desired width I want is around 275.
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sure it's safe,but for the cost and down time you could get a new set of rims.most places i have spoken with get about 250.00 a wheel,i guess it depends on where you live.
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I've done it. But I bought new rims and had those widen via weldcraft got the 13 gt500 style hyper dark 19x10 and widen 1" so I could fit 325's they charged me $220 I believe per rim but still gotta pay shipping so ended up being like $250 a rim. But in your case honestly I would just get a new set of rims they would be damn near the same price if not a little bit more. If you haven't been shop @ americanmuscle they have so many rims to choose from its hard to pick one. Most are about $150 a rim so not bad. Well goodluck!
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$150 a rim would most likely be a very crappy rim. I haven't seen one for that price on AM's site. If I did, I'd stay well clear of it.
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$150 a rim would most likely be a very crappy rim. I haven't seen one for that price on AM's site. If I did, I'd stay well clear of it.
I just got a set of wheels from AM for $97 a piece. 19x8.5 and have zero complaints thus far. The weight and strength seem like a perfect balance. I'll be curious how the finish holds up, but I wouldn't turn my nose up to AM wheels... seem legit to me.

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Buy new rims with summer only tires, put some good snow tires on your old rims. Life will be good
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Buy new rims with summer only tires, put some good snow tires on your old rims. Life will be good
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I have another DD so the Stang doesn't see too much bad weather. I had a friend tell me weldcraft does a superior job.

On the subject of tires. Does anyone have good experience with the Mickey T's Street comps vs the nitto invos?

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