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Old 11-21-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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Hi peeps,

I'm planning to buy this set of wheels, pretty decent price for what they are, but the offset is slightly off for subies.

I've been told that if i have the inside shaved a few mm's then it'll be fine.

has anybody got experience doing this ?
or any shops to recommand ?

thanks.
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:24 AM   #2
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I think you're missing the pic, as well as the name of the wheel!

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Old 11-21-2003, 01:38 AM   #3
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I think shaving should be left for the girls.....

just get the wheels that fit properly...

I've just been through the same deal, you find a wheel that you like, then it doesn't come in you offset or won't clear the brakes...

Try to find some OZ superleggrea's. The cheapest I found was $370 each 17x7 (quoted by some dude at garage five)
$ 390 at this tire place on hastings and commercial drive.

I ended up getting a set of 17x7.5 SSR Comps on Ebay for $1300 cdn. (after x-change and duty and taxes) reg. 359 USD each.

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good luck!
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Old 11-21-2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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Shave the wheels or shave the brake caliper? I don't think it's a good idea to even touch the wheels since it may screw up it's balance.
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Old 11-21-2003, 02:54 PM   #5
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Wheels aren't perfectly balanced anyhow Neither are tires, that's why you use weights.

My concern with shaving wheels would be weakening them. There's usually not that much material between the hub and the lugs. Shaving a significant amount may not be possible and could cause a safety risk.
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Old 11-21-2003, 03:01 PM   #6
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What size wheel and what car is it going on?
I would recommend against shaving the wheel, it would be much better to find a wheel that fits properly. Ask the shop that is willing to shave the wheel if they will warranty the wheel once it is shaved. My guess is no, so I would not take the risk.
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:30 PM   #7
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there is a place called greens automotive that can shave your hub down a bit , I was looking into it for a set of wheels ,but I decieded to just find a wheel with the proper offset
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:34 PM   #8
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I'd be weary of shaving down the bolt area of a wheel. You're thinning down the part of the wheel that you secure to your car. If you thin out too much, your wheel might break. Also, you'd loose any warranty you have on the wheels. Another problem is that if you take off too much, you'd have a difficult time "putting it back".

Just get a wheel with the proper offset and you won't have anything to worry about.

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Old 11-22-2003, 08:03 AM   #9
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thanks guys for the input
i'll talk to the seller
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