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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-04, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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3 Piece Wheels (like ROH and Simmonds)

Hi Guys,

Just curious if anyone out there knows more about these style wheels - as speaking to the wheel houses is hard enough without asking technical questions. What i'm wondering is if 3 piece wheels can be 're-made' depending on the offset of axle/hub they are going on (thus removing the need for spacers/hub adapters/etc).

Example: 4 x 3 piece 18"x9" wheels for an ED cost (with rubber) $3500. If I sell the ED and buy an AU, can one or two of the pieces be replaced/adjusted for a nominal fee (say $100 a wheel with parts exchange) to fit the new axle/hub/wheel arch.

Anyone know if this is possible?

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Re: 3 Piece Wheels (like ROH and Simmonds)

Yes it is possible, you would just need different inner and outer rim sections (can also be done on 2-piece rims), you would need to change both sections to change the offset while retaining the same width. I can't help you with cost however.
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Re: 3 Piece Wheels (like ROH and Simmonds)

This would have to be done by someone who know EXACTLY what they're doing, because the rim can't be just welded or bolted together. It has to be sealed properly.

The cost of getting this done would probably be almost as much buying a set of new rims for an AU because they've gotten quite cheap in recent years.
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Re: 3 Piece Wheels (like ROH and Simmonds)

Talk to Simmons, if you can get past the secretary. 02-9313 5766 They do this sort of thing all the time, I know people who have had it done.

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