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 Post subject: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:01 am 

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So recently I found out that my SSR MKII's are a welded 3 piece and I cannot swap wider lips without destroying the barrels, it seems most early SSR models are this design including the formula mesh. So I thought I'd start this thread so people like me who are searching Yahoo Japan for pretty Kyusha wheels know what to look for.. it's uber-expensive to buy an already wide set of wheels from Japan, so the plan for me is to find something in a narrow size but true 3 piece so I can easily swap new lips for a wide and negative offset set up. So far I'm told Volks and Hayashis are a non welded 3 piece, as well as BBS wheels (but those are too heavy in most cases). What else is there?!


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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:44 pm 
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oldisgold wrote:
So far I'm told Volks and Hayashis are a non welded 3 piece, as well as BBS wheels (but those are too heavy in most cases). What else is there?!


Had 4 sets of Volks, all were welded. But it's definitely possible that some aren't...

I know BBS is a true 3pc, but this seems to be maybe more of a German thing than a Japanese thing? Seems like a lot of the Japanese wheels are welded...

I think when you buy new wheels from Work they are a true 3pc?

As well as some Panasports...


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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:15 pm 
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To add to the list, Epsilon/Southern Ways mesh wheels are a true 3pc. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:47 pm 

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Simmons are true 3 piece, although Australian wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:49 am 

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A friend has new Work Equip 01's that I believe are true 3 piece.. Is there a way to get welded 3 piece wheels apart without destroying the barrel?


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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:36 am 
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All three of my sets of Volks are proper un-welded 3 piece wheels and all the other sets of mesh I have seen have been the same.

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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:16 pm 
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oldisgold wrote:
Is there a way to get welded 3 piece wheels apart without destroying the barrel?


Seems like you could put them on a lathe and cut through the weld?


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 Post subject: Re: List true 3 piece wheels here!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:40 am 

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We will find out tomorrow! I've sent one of my wheels to Perfect Metal Finishing in NJ to see if the wheels can be taken apart without destruction, if they can't do it my other option is Araya Wheels in CA, who I think retains only my original faces and replaces lip and barrel, to the tune of $1600 a set..


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