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Old 05-31-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Who Does Custom Wheel Milling?

I already posted in the regional forum but it's still relevant here...

I wish to have my ET20 offset increased to at least 40 maybe 45, I've heard some shops will charge $25-40 per wheel. Can anyone recommend a GOOD place to have this done, I live in the south end but distance doesn't matter.

I just don't like the offset and plus I have rubbing issues, also I hate to mention that the previous owner ****ed up on his stupid ass fender rolling adventure, looks like a ****ing 2 yr old with a cutoff wheel I missed it before I handed him the check

wheels are black ASA AR1's 18x9 in the back 18x8 in the front...


old tail light comparison pic but you see what I mean, the offset just looks wrong...
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:38 AM   #2
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Probably not save to mill 2 - 2.5 cm off each wheel, add to that you'd need to run shorter wheel lugs as in the back you'll hit parking brake componenets with them going in that much further. Might get away with going to an ET30 but even that seems like a lot. Take away that much material and I'd think you'd comprimise the integrity of the wheel as well... get in an accident and the insurance company investigates, you're fvcked.

Just some caution before you go doing something I wouldn't recommend. What I would recommend is selling those wheels and buying some of the proper fitment.
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Milling that much metal off the back pad of the wheel is dangerous. If you're looking to raise the effective offset by 20mm, you will hardly have any metal left on the wheel which will seriously degrade its strength. At that point the wheel could fail very easily. The most I've ever heard of was about 5mm, so I would just do the appropriate fender work to clear your wheels and tires.
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