Custom Steel Rims

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:03
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Hi ... Anyone out there had experience with purchasing/using custom steel rims?

I want to upgrade my fourby from 30" to to 31" tyres which means going from factory 6.5" width rims up to 15" x 7" - 8" rims.

No supplier I can find has an off-the-shelf steel rim with sufficient off-set. (I need 3.5" to 3.75" positive off-set on a 15" x 8" rim.)

I see that ROH do custom steel rims, but I was wondering whether anyone has been through the process of buying custom wheels and can suggest a good supplier and what to watch out for - and give me an idea of price. (I'm based in Brisbane.)

And yes, I've looked into alloys ... They're expensive and the choices are few. My preference is steel - even though I've never had a problem with the factory alloys I've got.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/help.


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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:24

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:24
I have had custom steel rims made for the racing rubber on the beetle.

In Brisbane I use Race Engineering.

I supply a standard rim for the centre, and they cut the centre out and weld a rim of the width I require on.
You need to tell them the offset you require.

e.g. - stock rim - 15"x4.5", they return a 15"x7".

Cost - varies on finish but about $120.00 per rim, with a powder coat finish.

Can be $90.00 per rim if you do your own finish.
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Follow Up By: BennHW - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:38

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:38
Great information. Thanks "OldPlodder". Much appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:08

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:08
Old Plodder unmasked - not such a plodder after all - raced a beetle - that would have been fun in the wet .
Cheers ,
Willie .
( also a " past it "revhead )
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