JUNE 1, 2016
Building a Custom Two Piece Wheel From Scratch
With so many wheel size options available with different lug patterns and backspacing it only makes sense to build them to order. Every custom wheel that is built in-house in Buena Park, CA does not start being assembled until the order is placed.
With an order placed, the components for the wheel are gathered together and put into the wheel assembly area with the work order.
Once the machined center section is complete the proper barrel is selected, we use 6061 forged aluminum barrels from Indiana. Since the barrel is a blank the valve stem hole is punched in the proper location and cleaned up.
From the valve stem punch the barrel is then heated to expand it making it easier to slip over the center section.
While the barrel is being heated the center section is placed on a jig where shims are used to achieve the proper backspacing for each wheel.
The barrel is then placed on the center section and a fan is turned on to cool the barrel around the center section. You can see the gap between the two in this photo.
After the wheel is cooled enough for the center section to be locked into place, the wheel is then checked for runout or alignment, any issues need to be addressed at this point before it goes to final welding.
Once the wheel has passed the runout/alignment check it goes into staging to be welded.
Wheels are machine welded.
Now that welding is complete the wheel will be polished and and inspected for any defects. A final runout check will be done with a printout included with the wheels showing the test results and inspectors signature.
The custom wheels are now complete and will be boxed and shipped out to the customer.
These are available in several different widths. Please select the desired size so we may determine which tires would fit best