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    Custom rim widening shops in Northern California

    I'm looking for some reputable quality shops in Northern California that can widen my alloy rims from the front. Similar to this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6hXvqE5w8Q

    Here's a pic of the rims I want widen, they are 13x5 and I want them widen to 7 inches:


    Lets hear some input and I want to know if it's even possible to perform this task to these rims. Thanks in advance.

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    you cant widen alloy wheels only steel wheels... i might be done but i wouldnt recommend it since alloy is porous and the weld wont be as stron as steel weld, also u will need to find a alloy piece to ad the width u want ....

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    AHHHH.. I thought so.. dang it. I'm better off finding some rims the size and design I want..

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    Research only, no experience with these:

    http://www.stocktonwheel.com/wheel_widening.htm

    http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/

    http://www.vikingwheel.com/services.html

    All three widen alloy wheels.

    Also look at:
    http://www.japanesenostalgiccar.com/for ... hp?t=11771
    This thread discusses Coddingon machining a larger diameter center of a Supra wheel, and welding it into a spun aluminum rim. There is no reason that this could not be done with a cast wheel center, and no reason that a cast wheel center could not be cut out and machined to be reused as the center of a three piece wheel, with a bolt on inner and outer rim.

    Not sure how strong any of these options would be, but all are possible.

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    Thanks. I emailed Stockton Wheel before, and they emailed me back saying they only work on steel wheels. I will look into the other ones. Any Sacramento locals here that know some shops in the area?

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    http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/


    Finding a shop locally is not gonna happen. Very few shops do this type of work.

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    Hey rkkopra73, what kind of modification did they perform on your aluminum wheels? If it was widening, did they widen it from the back or from the front (i.e., deep dish). Thanks in advance.

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    If someone would, it will cost $1000 plus. Eric Vaughn can do it.

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    mideng wheel works in stanton does it too....contact mr. ralph mideng

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