Chrysler 300C & SRT8 Forums banner

1 - 20 of 33 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
does anyone know who can widen the factory rims?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
WhiteDiamond said:
John,

I was looking for that company name from the Scottsdale, Arizona area. I just cannot locate it. I will put a word out to a couple of friends in the Phoenix area and see if they can dig it up. They did real good work and added 2" to one of the F-body club member's wheels. They even balanced great!!

Todd
Wheel Specialists?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I called Wheel Specialist and they cannot do it.

I'm stuck, I can't change the rims for Motortrend and yet I need more rubber.

Maybe some drag slicks...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,044 Posts
jketron...

Maybe some drag slicks...

THAT A BABY!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
I couldn't find a quick reference to the place most of the Impala guys use - 2 different styles.
1. is http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/ who welds in a section from another wheel
2. is Vaughn machine - http://www.mkiv.com/techarticles/parts/oem_mkiv_rim_widened/index.html - for an example - that welds in the back half of a wider aftermarket wheel.
3. is http://internetalternatives.com/wshoppe/wwiden.htm who does wheel widening as well.

I'll defnitely be doing this even if it's just for 10's as 315/35's will easily fit on a 10 and have a good cross section.

Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
if you are going to do it, which guys will you use?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
My choice would be Vaugn as they don't section in another piece, just back half the wheel. Gonna have to buy the car first though..
:D
I"m purchasing mine this spring with annual bonus money, so I have to wait until then. It'll be sweet to see how 60' times are reduced with the wider tires. I pull 1.9 60' in my Impala with the 335's which is pretty respectable considering it's a 4200lb vehicle using street tires.
Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
482 Posts
Did you check the company in that link I posted above? If not, click on that link and read what Keith has to say about them. He was impressed and I remember Keith as a person who was very picky about details. If the company still exists over there in California, I would at least talk to them.

Todd
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I'm going to order a new set of rear rims and have them do that set for me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
You're going to need a new stock set and Vaugn will supply an aftermarket wheel which will be sectioned together to be one wider wheel. I think Vaugn orders just the hoop to use to section.
Let us know how it goes - 315/35-20's will be SWEET on the car with 275/40-20's on the front!
Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I called and the rims are 440 each and 200 to extend them..

1280 for traction, I say go for it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
482 Posts
jketron said:
I called and the rims are 440 each and 200 to extend them..

1280 for traction, I say go for it
John,

Can you call your connection on those wheels and get a price for the SRT-8 Magnum wheel? I got qouted a very high number locally......

Todd
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
When do you need them for? I know a wheel manufacturer who does one-off creations.

I can see if they can make a SRT knockoff in a 20x10 with a +20 offset to help center them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I don't have to have them, I'd like them for the shoot but I bet they will just put sticky rubber on it.

I'd like them for me to keep the stock look and have a wider tire
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
116 Posts
There is place here in the Detroit area that does them. They do the wheels for our cars. Mine have been widened an inch and a half with Nitto's Drag Radials. I can find out the name for you if you wish. Shoot me a PM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
anyone know for sure how much I can widen the rear rim without changing the offset via a spacer? I'm willing to do a 1/4 inch spacer but anything more than that will require a restud.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,071 Posts
jketron said:
anyone know for sure how much I can widen the rear rim without changing the offset via a spacer? I'm willing to do a 1/4 inch spacer but anything more than that will require a restud.

I agree that changing the offset of the center piece would change the look of the wheel too much but you could probably run a 1/8-1/4" spacer without restuding but I might be wrong.

Run you hand between the inside tire and fender and see how much room there is. I'm curious and will do this tonight. Check these guys out:

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/wheel_widening.htm
 
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Top