888.488.2028

Wheel Rebuilding Service

Having dealt with a number of wheel manufacturer's since opening our doors in 1975, we have the expertise to build and rebuild most wheels offered. Wheel Disassembly: On a set of wheels, the process generally starts with the disassembly of the wheels. We utilize two techs using hand tools to carefully remove each bolt individually from the nut side to preserve the finish of the wheel. If not done properly, the bolt will spin in the face and damage the clearcoat and finish. Once all the nuts and bolts have been removed, the face and outer lip are removed from the inner barrel. The mounting surfaces are then carefully cleaned removing all existing silicone and residue. If a wheel has been re-chromed or repainted, additional labor may be required to remove loose/flakey material from the pieces. The disassembly and cleaning process requires the utmost attention to detail to ensure that the seal being applied during assembly has a 100% perfect surface. Wheel Assembly: The assembly process once again employs two technicians to work from each side of the wheel, in an effort to be as careful as possible to avoid marring of the wheel surfaces. The wheel surfaces are cleaned with denatured alcohol and a bead of sealant is applied between the barrel and center surfaces. A new tube of sealant is used for each job, regardless if it's one or four wheels. We use a new, sealed, tube to ensure the freshest silicone, preventing any moisture. The wheel assembly hardware is inserted in one of the four corners. The hardware is hand-tightened and the wheel center is aligned. Once centered, the hardware is torqued to the manufacturer's supplied specifications. The remaining assembly hardware is installed and torqued to spec with digital torque wrenches, in a clock-wise direction. The assembled wheel is then transferred to a set of rollers, where it is spun as the silicone is applied to the gap between the inner and outer barrels and sealed by hand to penetrate the area. Curing Time: A 24 Hour curing period begins at the completion of each wheel. The wheels can be shipped out ground, but we do not ship them air due to the drop in temperature. If tires are being mounted, the wheel and tire are mounted and air pressures are set to 35lbs. The wheel and tire assembly are checked each day, for 5 days, to monitor the air pressure. Once it is approved, the tires are cleaned and balanced, ready to be delivered or installed. NOTE: As it applies to wheel assembly, there are two distinct styles; through-bolt or hidden hardware. Through-bolt wheel design uses a nut and bolt to assemble the wheel face to the inner and outer barrel. The second design is the hidden hardware and the wheels are assembled with the bolts being screwed into the wheel face itself. The hardware bolts are replaced but over time, the threads that are in the wheel center can become unusable, because the threads will no longer hold "torque". Hidden hardware wheels can only be rebuilt a few times before the aluminum wheel centers must be replaced or redrilled by the manufacturer.  Hardware and Valvestems: We replace all the wheel assembly hardware because it has been torqued (stretched) and may fail when re-torqued. The replacement of the valvestems is critical because they have also been tightened againt the rubber seal grommets and its virtually impossible to get it back in the hole 100%. Even if they are not removed, brake disc heat and wheel cleaner chemicsl can deteriorate the rubber grommets so its safer to replace them while its all apart than risk having a leaking wheel, and possible flat tire, due to a low-cost replacement item.  
Having dealt with a number of wheel manufacturer's since opening our doors in 1975, we have the expertise to build and rebuild most wheels offered. Wheel Disassembly: On a set of wheels, the process generally starts with the disassembly of the wheels. We ...

Vehicle Galleries (1 photos available)