Widened Z 5 Spoke Wheels

krabben1

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May 16, 2007
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Does anyone have pics of their,or someone's widened Z 5 spokes?
Was looking for the front pic,and the rear.
Im thinking of finally popping on having two done,was curious on final look and fit.
Was only going to do 1",or 1.5" max.
 

krabben1

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May 16, 2007
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Was really looking for close up pics of the welds.
Ive seen the far away pics,but Ive heard different stories of visible weld beads,and some done without that.
Truth be told,Im kind of leaning towards just buying 15" wheel shells and doing it my self.
Not sure about the beauty ring placement though.Cant get specific dimensions on that shell.
 

streak

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Apr 27, 2021
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The bead should always be visible as removal impacts overall strength. But normally they weld on the outer side of hoop so the side with the larger bead isn't visible with the tire mounted.
 

Camarokiddave

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Mar 17, 2004
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Long Island, NY
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K---you can see the ring is deep enough to cover the added inch pretty well. I used a 1970 Corvette rally wheel 15 x 8 and had the 5 Spoke center welded to it. It was about 30 years ago so I don't remember exactly the wheel shop on Long Island that did the work. Hope this helps.
 




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