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Source-supplier for custom wheels?

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Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by mk e » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:48 pm

Anybody got a reasonable source or supplier for custom (as in make to this print) wheels or wheel parts thinking custom center section for standard 3 piece rim parts?
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by mk e » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:57 am

May have found a place.

wheelflip.com

Says they have a selection forgings available even though they don't show it on their site.

Has anyone here used this place:
http://www.brwheel.com/

They have a nice web site, have been around since at least 2015 that I can verify although they say 2012...but I can't find anything about anyone using them, nothing good or bad. I found a couple people say they were thinking about trying them but no info from anyone who has used them. The guy is friendly and knowledgeable, prices quoted were great, but I can't find any reports of them actually making wheels for anyone?
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by PackardV8 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:15 pm

Last set I ordered was some years back, but Halibrand did a perfect job, but a quick search did not find a current website. Anyone know where they went?
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by mk e » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:17 pm

Decided to give the brwheel guys a shot.....well see how it goes.
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by SupStk » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:17 pm

Nice looking Chinese wheel but definitely what I'd consider a European style. Smithers certification?,never heard of it!
I'm curious how this will turn out for you, Mark. Keep us posted.
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by mk e » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm

SupStk wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Nice looking Chinese wheel but definitely what I'd consider a European style. Smithers certification?,never heard of it!
I'm curious how this will turn out for you, Mark. Keep us posted.
I'm pretty sure there is no such thing as a Chinese cert that means anything.

They say they can make anything I ask for that will fit on a forging they have. I decided on monoblock thinking they would be lighter and had them send the 18" options and designed 18x8.5 and 18x10 that look a lot like OEM ferrari 308 wheels and carved out as much metal as I dared, they ended up at 23.4lb Front and 24.3 rear on CAD which seems pretty good. All 4 wheels painted silver and delivered to my door are under $1500....if its not a scam of some kind.

You can see the ghost the forging in the section view. There were 3 families with different widths....I did what I could to use 1 family so the fronts are 8.5 instead of 8 that I was planning...but I have 8.5 now and it works fine so I figured best to get them looking the same F/R which means working within a common forging family.

They do 2 or 3 pcs as well....at least they say they do, I'll believe it when my wheels show up :)
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by Krooser » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:24 am

PackardV8 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Last set I ordered was some years back, but Halibrand did a perfect job, but a quick search did not find a current website. Anyone know where they went?
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by midnightbluS10 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:16 pm

You can contact Sportmachines and see who they had make their custom GMC Syclone/Typhoon and Ford Lightning wheels that they sell. They have these wheels custom made. They're not just selling stuff already on the market.

www.sportmachines.com


https://www.sportmachines.net/promotion ... ica-wheels
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by mk e » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:47 pm

I'm kind of rolling with brwheel now. The latest is they didn't like a couple things I did on the design and said they would prefer to just redraw it in their own system. I thought it was an attempt to charge more or delay but that was only a couple days ago and this morning renderings popped into my inbox to review. I had a couple small things I wanted changed and requested the actual drawing so I can understand exactly what changed where but it seems like their rolling.....I'll now their rolling when I see metal being cut.
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Re: Source-supplier for custom wheels?

Post by mk e » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 am

Had them blend the bolt c'bores smooth and brake all sharp edges....they look right so I green lighted production.
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