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12 bolt H1 rims...opinions on where to cut?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by josh86k10, May 18, 2006.

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Where to cut the old center out at?

  1. inside of the ridge (probably stronger)

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  2. outside of the ridge (probably looks better)

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  3. I'm nekkid and don't care where you cut as long as none of the sparks fly at me

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  1. josh86k10

    josh86k10 1/2 ton status

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    I'm recentering a couple of sets of H1 rims (or having it done actually). The 12 bolts have the mounting surface on the fronts, not the rears like the 8 bolts. So, my question: should I cut out to the inside of the ridge on the fronts(leaving a larger beadlock ring and a ridge for added strength) or to the outside (basically making them look like 8 bolts do, but with 12 bolts). There's no doubt in my mind that leaving the ridge will add lateral strength and still allow me to get to the lugnuts (the center welds into the back like normal), but will it look stupid? Opinions?

    Here's a picture of a 12 bolt that I found on the net so you know what ridge I'm talking about (the one to the outside of the lugs, but to the inside of the wheel half bolts).

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    USA6x6 cuts to the outside of the ridge, here's their picture:
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    Unfortunately I don't have a picture cut to the inside of the ridge.
     
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    A pic like this??????????

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    Yes, exactly like that. Thank you. That looks better than I thought it would, in fact, it looks awesome....and strong. I take it you are happy with your decision on where to cut?
     
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    When I get the chance to cut mine I'm going this route and probably the DIY4X rim strengtheners as well
     
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    Personally I'm going to cut inside the ridge, and when I can afford to also get the DIY4x strengtheners.
     
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    Honestly, the wheel guy we took 25 H1 Rims to decided where to cut them. But i think he did a damn good job, He machined out the center, then pressed in an honest to god wheel center (which has the Chevy sized hub hole so its almost hub-centric) and lug bosses and everything, and the weld is a work of art ( although i know it was done by machine) I've been really happy with them. The smaller hole in the middle means less crap gets tossed into the wheel, BUT the smaller hole means lesss crap falls out of the wheel also. But it is great being able to go down to 4psi and oozing the tires over stuff.

    Heres a pic on teh truck, [​IMG]
     
  7. readymix

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    Where did you get them done at?
     
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    Taylor Made Wheels
    Address: 9220 Atlantic Ave, South Gate, CA 90280 Phone:(323) 567-3998[​IMG] More Information
     
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    I called and talked to the guy. He did bring up a point about backspacing and the disk brakes on my 14FF.

    What are you guys running?
    I was thinking about 3.5" to 4"....
     
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    Hang on let me go measure one.........................................................






    Looks like about 3.5 which i think i picked so that the centerline of the tire would be about the same as my 37s on 16x10s with 4.5" All 25 were built the same and i haven't hear any complaints from the other 3 guys.

    They fit my old 3/4 ton 44 fine and Fit the current D60 without any problems, so i would think with 3.5 you woudl be fine with rear discs.
     
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    Thanks, 3.5" it is then. How do they run on the street at speed?
     
  12. RaisedK5

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    Kind of hard to say, i've only had bias plys on them and have never balanced them but from spinning them by hand they seem to run very true. They are very heavy though.
     

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