Results 1 to 19 of 19

wheel widening

This is a discussion on wheel widening within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; has anybody had theyre wheels widened. i have 9" rims and i want to widen them to 11" in the ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member 96t/a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    63

    Black
    1996 Trans Am

    wheel widening

    has anybody had theyre wheels widened. i have 9" rims and i want to widen them to 11" in the rear so i can run 315s. prices? thanks

  2. #2
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    I wanted to do the same thing.

    I ended up with new TTII's instead and sold the stockers. Worked out to be about the same cost.
    $240 a wheel for the widening from what I could find.

  3. #3
    Junior Member 96t/a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    63

    Black
    1996 Trans Am

    what size did you go w/ on the tt2s. what size tires? pics?

  4. #4
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    17x9.5 front with BFG KDW 275/40/17's
    17x11 rear with Nitto DR 315/35/17's


  5. #5
    Junior Member 96t/a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    63

    Black
    1996 Trans Am

    WOW!!!! man that looks bad ass, iv kinda been shying away from the torque thrust wheels cause i thought they were kinda played out but never mind!! how much did that entire setup cost you? i goin w/ those rims but i think i want them in an 18. do you know if they offer them in an 18x11 and 18x9.5

  6. #6
    Member ApexVIII's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Modesto, CA
    Posts
    307

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    17x9.5 front with BFG KDW 275/40/17's
    17x11 rear with Nitto DR 315/35/17's

    Click for full size
    that looks really mean!!! nice! i want to get rid of my 17 9.5 in the back for some 17 X11's
    M6, Lid, Ported and Polished Throttle Body (By Me!), LT, Custom Catted Y, Electric Cutout, PHB, LCA13.21@108 with a 2.3 60'

  7. #7
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by 96t/a View Post
    WOW!!!! man that looks bad ass, iv kinda been shying away from the torque thrust wheels cause i thought they were kinda played out but never mind!! how much did that entire setup cost you? i goin w/ those rims but i think i want them in an 18. do you know if they offer them in an 18x11 and 18x9.5
    I am not a fan of 18's on the 4th gens personally.
    Not really sure what sizes you can get with the 18's.

    Wheels = $800
    Front tires = $400 (BFG KDW 275/40/17)
    Rear tires = $400 (Nitto DR 315/35/17)

  8. #8
    Junior Member 96t/a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    63

    Black
    1996 Trans Am

    how long ago did you buy those rims, cause discount tire and the american racing web site said that they no longer the TTII in a 17x11? where did you buy yours? im goin sat. to buy my wheels and tires, im gettin 315s in the rear, did you have to do any mods to the inner finder wells on the rear to make the 315s fit. iv heard some people say they did and others say they didnt.

  9. #9
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    American Racing link
    There are both the 17x9.5 and the 17x11.
    Discount will rape you for the wheels.

    Check several places online (including our sponsors).

  10. #10
    Junior Member ThunderBolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Spring, Texas
    Age
    51
    Posts
    37

    Black
    2000 WS6

    My rears stockers are being widened at wheels america in Dallas. I should get them back tomorrow evening. I'm installing the DR's on Sunday. I'll post pics when I get them on. The cost was 200.00 per wheel.

  11. #11
    Junior Member ThunderBolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Spring, Texas
    Age
    51
    Posts
    37

    Black
    2000 WS6

    I'm extremely pleased with the outcome.


  12. #12
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Do you have them on the car yet??

    How do they fit? Heard of some having issues because they add the 2" in the wrong location really throwing off the offset.

  13. #13
    Crazy Canuck ! Eugenio_SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Montreal, CANADA
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,190

    triple-black
    2000 CamaroSS convertible

    cant really widen it elsewhere... you simply need to get a 1" skulte adapter.
    Eugenio_SS
    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

  14. #14
    Crazy Canuck ! Eugenio_SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Montreal, CANADA
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,190

    triple-black
    2000 CamaroSS convertible

    also, a great information to add is how much added weight goes into widening a 9" wheel to an 11' wheel.

  15. #15
    Junior Member 96t/a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    63

    Black
    1996 Trans Am

    just ordered my TT2s on Fri. i got 17x9 in the front and 17x10.5 in the rear, the 17x11 is a discontinued item from A.R. but im still gonna run 315s on them. i used to work at discount tire so i got a really good price on the entire setup. rims and tires (315/35/17 275/40/17) $1500. not bad huh? what mods do i have to do in order to make the 315s fit in the rear?

  16. #16
    Junior Member ThunderBolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Spring, Texas
    Age
    51
    Posts
    37

    Black
    2000 WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Do you have them on the car yet??

    How do they fit? Heard of some having issues because they add the 2" in the wrong location really throwing off the offset.
    They fit fine. Like Eugenio said, they can only add in one section.

    Last edited by Eugenio_SS; 11-13-2007 at 05:46 PM. Reason: mispelled my name

  17. #17
    Junior Member ThunderBolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Spring, Texas
    Age
    51
    Posts
    37

    Black
    2000 WS6


  18. #18
    Senior Member Bottesini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Denton, Texas soon Lafayette, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,955

    Blue
    2002 Z28 Camaro M6

    Glad to hear someone has done this, and found someplace close to me ! I might just have to get my rears widened some.

  19. #19
    2-Legit-2-Quit bgable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cville,Indiana
    Posts
    772

    IBM
    2006 Pontiac GTO

    if you dont mind me asking where you get your rims for 800 mr.luos?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: widening a 9in rim
    By devildogws6 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-30-2013, 08:25 PM
  2. Question: wheel widening question
    By 98TransAmWs-6 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-14-2012, 04:41 PM
  3. Question: Widening a wheel?
    By architect7 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-20-2008, 07:24 PM
  4. Widening Stock WS6 Rims?
    By Patsy57 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-13-2008, 02:28 PM
  5. Widening 10 Spokes?
    By schrysler in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-09-2007, 12:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •