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Thread: re-barrel on 2pc welded wheels? possible?

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    Default re-barrel on 2pc welded wheels? possible?

    Need a fast answer as someone wants to trade me some work sc1's but they are 2pc welded and have curb rash, are they able to re-barrel a 2pc weld wheel?

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    Yes, hit up wheel-flip. I'm getting my 2 piece wald's rebarelled, they charge $75 a wheel to machine cut the weld and make it a 3 piece.

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    Awesome, great news! Thanks!

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    No problem, I'm in the process of getting this done so let me know if you have any other questions!

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    schwerts have the barrel as ONE whole piece and the face welded to it

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    What part of L.A is wheel-flip located? I need to get my SL's rebarreled.

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    Wheel flip is in Santa fe springs. Wheelflip.com I think

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    please keep us updated as I too am interested in doing this to my 2 piece works

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    Ralph Wright rebarreled one of my Maya RT5s. he made a 2 piece welded wheel into a 3 piece wheels

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    There are two types of welded wheels.

    1. 3 Piece wheel, where the inner barrel and outer lip are welded together (like maya wheels).

    This type of wheel can be easily made into a 3 piece wheel by removing the center and bolting it into and inner barrel and outer lip and bolting the face in and sealing between the inner and outer lip!
    You can also take this type of wheel, and put it into a one piece barrel with a flange that has holes in it for the bolts (making it a two piece wheel).

    2. 2 Piece wheel, where the center is welded into a one piece barrel ( usually without a bolt flange). Sometimes these wheels have fake bolts through the face, but are for appearance only (Like some of the Varianza Work wheels) and sometimes they dont have any bolts!

    If they have bolts through the face, sometimes the centers can be machined down, and be made to fit in a 2 or 3 piece configuration.
    If the don't have any bolt holes though the face, they still maybe able to be machined down to fit a 2 or 3 piece configuration....but at this point, it gets really expensive for the machine work and precision drilling, not to mention the rick of compromising the structural integrity of the original design (meaning at this point...it's really not worth the money or risk!!)

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    Kool, good to know these info!

    But I have a question in regards to widening the wheels.

    Lets say I find a set of used wheels for $2000, but the offsets and sizes are Bleh.

    So, whats a better cost wise...buying that 2000 dollar set of used wheels, and changing the sizes, OR buying a new set of wheels?

    I dont know how much it cost to rebarrel a set of wheels from like a 9" to a 11", but it doesnt sound cheap! After said and done, the 2000 dollar wheel will cost like 3500?!

    Which is an equivalent of a set of brand new set of good quality wheels?

    Or am I just going crazy?!?

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    That's like asking if you should buy a new or used car man...there are so many variables....LOL!!! Here are just a few pros and cons:

    Rebarrel:

    If the wheels are discontinued.
    If you buy a used set for a low price.
    If you want them totally customized.
    If you already own them.
    If you only need minor modifications to your current set.


    Buy new:

    If their in stock and fit perfect.
    If you like the factory finishes ect.
    If you can get them at a good price.
    If they have the styleyou like and will build them the way you want.

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    hahaha....lol!

    I guess im just going crazy!

    but whats the average of prices for rebarreling? Like if its a two piece and then you want to change the width? from like 9 to 11"?

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    Hmmmm..so it's possible to re barrel an ame wheel thats 2 piece welded wheel?

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    I wasn't interested in really making the wheel itself wider, but changing the offset of the wheel itself and getting rid of the rash. (whether that meant a whole new barrel or customizing the one I have, either way). I did some research after getting the wheels, and it is possible, and not that expensive. All they do is cut the weld on the back side of the face and re-weld to a new barrel.

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    any updates bruah?

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    So they cant use the original barrel? if so why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chik-n-little View Post
    Hmmmm..so it's possible to re barrel an ame wheel thats 2 piece welded wheel?
    Any update/answer for this? I also have some AME's, never thought of rebarreling them but if I can to a welded 2piece wheel....why not lol


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    Work will also take most of their welded wheels back and rebuild them.
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