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Wheel Widening - Weldcraft vs. Eric Vaughn

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  1. TBN

    TBN New Member

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    ? On your back wheels were they 2007 gt500 OEM if so what tire did you run . Were the wheels widened on the inside ? I am looking to having mine done by the same guy. I'm new here and thanks for opinion .
     
  2. Catmonkey

    Catmonkey I Void Warranties! Premium Member Established Member

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    Eric Vaughn retired earlier this year, so you're a little late to the party. I believe he still narrows wheels, but he quit his widening service. Weldcraft may be your only option.
     
  3. oldstv

    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I had a set of GTO wheels widened by Weldcraft a few years ago. Back then I had the option of having the weld ground down because I was having them chromed after they were widened. They turned out great and for $250 I could not complain. They balanced perfect too.
     
  4. TBN

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    I talk to him yesterday he still widens wheels just not 19 and 20
     
  5. weider1717

    weider1717 Member Established Member

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    I have been there done that with both. Eric is the way to go you get a much cleaner ONE machine bead instead of two beads by hand with weld craft.

    no comparison, nice guy but I have like $1400 tied in into buying two addtional perfect OEM wheels...paying shipping to eric from SC to Cali then like 700 for him to widen and ship back.

    Worth it as I will never sell mine, wanted it right.
     
  6. theparker

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    I had a set widened by Weldcraft was $235 a wheel plus shipping.

    Haven’t had a chance to install them cause I need to order some tires but they look good to me.


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  7. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    I have been there too, both. I did the widening thing with Weldcraft first, 2 - 20X9" Super Snake Alcoa's to 12". I have had them on my car for about 6 years, worked fine.

    Earlier this year I sent 2 - 20X9" DuraBright Alcoa's to Eric to be widened to 10" and 2 - 20X9" Black Alcoa's to be widened to 11.75". I also sent 2 - 20X9.5" Black Weld brand 2015/16 Super Snake wheels to be widened to 11". I have all three pairs back.....Very Nice work!

    A couple of weeks ago I sent Eric 2 more 20X9" DuraBright Alcoa's to be widened to 11.75", he received them yesterday. I had him keep me back two 20" hoops a few weeks ago for this Alcoa widening, he said he was about out of 20" hoops back then, so my Alcoa's may be the last to be done by Eric?......

    I am done with widening Super Snake wheels, I am "wheel widening poor".......

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  8. oldstv

    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    ^^^^^Haha, that sounds like wheel widening turned into a hobby for you.
     
  9. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    I know, an expensive hobby for what it is/was.

    It is costly to get the right look, or the look that you want when going wider with tires.

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