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Old 04-05-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Total cost ~ about $2 each!

Just need to replace those socket head screws with buttonheads and I'm golden!
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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for what's it worth, you should have left it solid, no hole in the middle. like a set of baby moon covers of the 60's-70's.

they look good.
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for what's it worth, you should have left it solid, no hole in the middle. like a set of baby moon covers of the 60's-70's.

they look good.
That would make it rather difficult to install the lugnut.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:21 AM   #4
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for what's it worth, you should have left it solid, no hole in the middle. like a set of baby moon covers of the 60's-70's.

they look good.
It would look good like that, but...

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That would make it rather difficult to install the lugnut.
True dat. And seeing as how I generally need to tighten all the wheel nuts after a few hours of crawling, it would be a huge PITA. That, and the threads in the plastic wheels are going away, one by one.

I may build another set for my Axial, but only use 3-4 screws to hold it on, that way it can be solid and I won't have to disassemble the whole wheel to tighen a nut. We shall see...
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Are those body washers?
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Are those body washers?
Nope. I cut and polished them from some 4x8 aluminum sheets I picked up at the hardware store.
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Bummer, I thought you were gonna save me some time :-(

Looks good though, now I'm off to make my own set for the CPE wheels I got last week.
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Bummer, I thought you were gonna save me some time :-(

Looks good though, now I'm off to make my own set for the CPE wheels I got last week.
They aren't really time consuming to build, but do take time. I wish I could find some aluminum fender washers that big. Those are Maxx sized wheels...
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Those are pretty cool looking. Nice work.
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They aren't really time consuming to build, but do take time.
That sounds contradictory. How can it take time but not consume it?
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That sounds contradictory. How can it take time but not consume it?
I meant that they won't take all day. Its like saying "she ain't pretty, but she ain't fugly."
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I like those wheel covers, but they do take alot of time to make. I made a set for my E-Maxx. When it was time to make the holes for the outside i used one of my Maximizer wheel rings for measurement. The center hole was even harder. They do look cool but we both know it was a pain in the ass to make.
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They do look cool but we both know it was a pain in the ass to make.
Not really.

1. Measure it out, use a compas to mark it.
2. Deepen mark left by compas (thats your center).
3. Cut, file, shape the outside radius.
4. Use Maximizer ring to mark bolt holes.
5. Drill bolt and center holes.
6. Polish.
7. Install.

Maybe 30-40 minutes per using only hand tools if you're not in a hurry. Its not that long.
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Did you make inners too? I might have to copy you for the maximizers on my super.
I am going to make mine from steel for the weight, and I have a plasma cutter, a mill, and a lathe, so i get to cheat a little bit
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Did you make inners too? I might have to copy you for the maximizers on my super.
I am going to make mine from steel for the weight, and I have a plasma cutter, a mill, and a lathe, so i get to cheat a little bit
Just the outers. I can't see a real need for inners...besides, these are Maximizers. They don't have inners.

Steel from a mill or lathe would be pretty kick-ass. You could vary thier thickness to follow the dish in the wheel for added weight.

Went to pick up some more aluminum today and saw that they also have brass sheets that are even thicker and heavier. Might be a touch to blingy polished up though...who am I kidding...I'll do it.
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nice trick... with brass you probably can have it chrome plated.... with aluminum you could probably have it colored anodized.
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nice trick... with brass you probably can have it chrome plated.... with aluminum you could probably have it colored anodized.
Naw...thats a lot of effort and money for something thats going to get scratched to hell. I've got a few packs on these and they're already looking kinda hammered...of course I was trying to pound them anyways...
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