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    Anyone Ever Widened Bottlecaps?

    Well it's no secrete I actually love the way the old bottlecaps look. One day I will buy the 16" newer version that a couple companies make. I am entertaining the idea of actually widening my back 2 wheels to 7.5 or 8". This would let me look stock but have a 225 or 235 rear tire. What do you all think?
    sigpic87 325E The Honey Badger

    #2
    I think this is better.....(photoshoped IIRC)



    and these - but not black (for the love of all things good) - these are real





    Last edited by george graves; 11-03-2014, 05:31 PM.
    Originally posted by Matt-B
    hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

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      #3
      custom 3 piece as George Graves posted above.

      Just widening them will require spacers because if you add 2" you're going to add 2" of backspacing. Seems better to run full custom 3 piece and make them land in the right place to begin with instead of running spacers+new lugs or stud kit+lug nuts.
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        #4
        I was going to have the 2" added to the outside or front of the rim, but I think I have changed my mind. The only tires I can find that would fit the wider 14" wheel is a BFGoodrich white letter tire.. I loved them on my old Camaro but not so much for my little E. Dang nice pics George, made my mouth water.
        sigpic87 325E The Honey Badger

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          #5
          Those are all prob $800 to 1k each though right?
          sigpic87 325E The Honey Badger

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            #6
            Originally posted by Bullhead View Post
            Those are all prob $800 to 1k each though right?
            at least :(
            sigpic

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bullhead View Post
              Those are all prob $800 to 1k each though right?
              minimum.

              Edit: ^yeah, what he said...
              Originally posted by Andy.B
              Whenever I am about to make a particularly questionable decision regarding a worryingly cheap diy solution, I just ask myself, "What would Ether-D do?"
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                #8
                Yeah so water away mouth but no get nun.
                sigpic87 325E The Honey Badger

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                  #9
                  http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/index-1.html



                  It's not that expensive...
                  Lorin


                  Originally posted by slammin.e28
                  The M30 is God's engine.

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                    #10
                    If anyone ventures into buying a set with a stepped up bottlecap i must know the results

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by LJ851 View Post
                      They are actually who I am talking to right now. I was saying the wheels above in the pics were expensive not the widening. I am thinking in the $100 - 150 range per wheel for the mod, but I don't know if I want to do that because I can buy some decent wheels for $600. But then again some fat caps would be pretty sweet and not something you see every day.
                      sigpic87 325E The Honey Badger

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                        #12
                        Those 3-piece are one-offs. I think the guy is in Poland? He takes all sorts of factory wheels and turns the to 3-piece masterpieces. I'm pretty sure he has a thread on here somewhere. Anyways, I doubt you can even buy those, on his FB page he specifically made them for his personal ride.
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                          #13
                          Here you go....

                          masterpieces
                          sigpic

                          Rebellion Forge Custom Fabrication

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                            #14
                            ^^ that's dope I'd rock a set of three piece bottle caps.


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