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    So we discussed fixing a bent wheel -

    What are your thoughts on widening a wheel for race use?

    I've heard about adding weight - but how is in terms of reliability? Is this something I can do with peace of mind or do you guys not recommend it?

    reason I ask is I bought some Weds - and would rather have a 10" rear than a 9. Since no one makes anything custom in the size/offset I want I was contemplating going this route. The idea was actually brought up by Brian to me not long ago - figured I'd go ahead and ask since I'm sure he is curious as well.
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    Sell both sets and get 10" ce28s. There are like 5 used sets on s2ki right now. +46 offset, strong and light. Between selling your weds, selling your 949s and the cost of widening your wheels that's volk cost anyways. Not to mention your used ce28s won't lose value and your custom weds will probably lose value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    Sell both sets and get 10" ce28s. There are like 5 used sets on s2ki right now. +46 offset, strong and light. Between selling your weds, selling your 949s and the cost of widening your wheels that's volk cost anyways. Not to mention your used ce28s won't lose value and your custom weds will probably lose value.
    If I don't buy the Weds I still have to shell out another 1300 on top of my current wheels for CE's.

    That's just crazy for a set of wheels to be honest. Then I have to buy tires on top of that? ehhhh....
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    It's a lot of money, but all things considered, it's the best option IMO.
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    Would it be safer to get the width you want, then correct the offset with spacers? If that's even possible?

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    Get a custom 3 piece wheel. Then you can have any offset you want.
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Se7en View Post
    Get a custom 3 piece wheel. Then you can have any offset you want.
    Like CCW's. They charge you a sizeable limb though
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchOven View Post
    Like CCW's. They charge you a sizeable limb though
    I need my limbs to drive. :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve35 View Post
    I have used Eric Vaughn. He is a little curmudgeonly, but he does good work for about $200 per wheel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    I have used Eric Vaughn. He is a little curmudgeonly, but he does good work for about $200 per wheel.


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    Oli would you recommend widening the wheel or is this something to avoid? Most of what I see on grassroots motorsports says its not a problem having the wheel widened. Just wanted your guys input as it looks like consensus here is not to do it.
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    I have had two sets of rear wheels widened without issue and just part another pair widened by another firm that I have not yet raced on.

    I am sure it will be fine. Tell Eric you application and ask him.


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