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would you take these to a machine shop or take a grinder to them

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    to open up the hole to fit over the 60---

    the rims--not the cat

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    Do it right.

    Machine shop.
     
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    Why...they're not hubcentric. Machined would be cleaner looking but beyond that I don't see a clear reason for it.

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    A machine shop w/ a good sized lathe should be able to turn those out for you pretty quickly. They will look 100 x's better done that way. Just my $0.02
     
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    Save the money and do it your self. Don't think you have to take much off to get them to fit.
     
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    If you are taking quite a bit out then machine shop it as there would be less stress involved on the part and if the center gets too thin by overdoing it they are ruined... just my $0.02
     
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    um they dont fit over as is? ive never heard of anyone else having a problem... Also, if your running the center cap, try it yourself
     
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    Swap to a D44 and they'll fit just fine! :D
     
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    You going to internal beadlocks?
     
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    Right now im leaning toward the weld on ones. but it all comes down to $$. Rrobably nothing for the time being.
     
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    machine shop if you ever want to balence them again. unless you find a shop with a lug centering adaptor kit to balence rims. :eek1: :doah: :haha:
     
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    unless hes doing internal balancing... if hes running beadlocks i dobght that standard balancing would be an issue anyways.
     
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    internal balancing has its limits too and is not perfect so why make it worse than it needs to be and if the rims are that bad afterward they are worthless. I get guys that come in with "custom" backyarded rims all the time and they won't balance so we bead them and they are far from perfect with any amount of beads.
     
  16. goldwing2000

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    How much does it have to be opened up? What about using a hole saw?
     
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    You need something to hold the center of a hole saw, in this case it would just dance around.

    Tell me how you would balance that wheel with beadlocks on it...Besides if your putting weights (like standard balancng) on a tire thats going off road your nuts... thy're either gonna fall off or once you chunk a lug they need to be rebalanced.
     
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    balancing is definately not on my list of mods.
     
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    If you wanna try the hole saw idea, fit a saw the same size as the existing hole onto the same arbor as the larger one. Dunno how it would work, but I've seen it used before.
     
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    Since the center of the wheel is very close to the overall center of the whole setup I would doubt that any material loss there would result in much unbalance. Remember, its all about leverage. Look at how much trouble mall crawlers with 44's and clip on weight have with balance.

    If the wheels aren't hub centric (which they're not), who cares if its machined perfectly. Grind it and try and keep it as round as you can and you will be fine.
     

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