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Old 05-01-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Wheel reamer 1/8th on road

Wheel reamer.

At the winter nats i saw some top drivers using a wheel reamer.

Anyone have a link for this item.

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I bought one from specialist tool / engineering shop here in Sydney.

Not cheap but works great! Had a friend make a handle for it too. Will post a pic if you want tomorrow.
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I got mine at mcmaster.com. Then made the handle on a lathe.
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I bought one from specialist tool / engineering shop here in Sydney.

Not cheap but works great! Had a friend make a handle for it too. Will post a pic if you want tomorrow.
sure, thanks

do you know what size it is that is needed?
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ic-Prop-Reamer

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wheel reamer? what advantage does that hamper? i never heard of such a thing..but if it works. HEY!!..lol
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wheel reamer? what advantage does that hamper? i never heard of such a thing..but if it works. HEY!!..lol
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Some wheels, mainly the lightweight Xceeds, used to have a really small lip, this made putting on and taking off the wheels really hard. If you use a 12mm reamer it takes off the lip and makes it easier to put on and take off the wheel, while keeping the fit good.

I havent had to use the reamer since I started using Matrix tires.
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Ok, I have attached some pics of the reamer and the handle I got made. Apologies for the dark quality, crappy weather here lately.

It's a 12mm straight edge reamer.

You have to be careful not to twist it around in the wheel too much because it can make the wheel become a loose fit.
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think ill stick with the way they are stock, i for see problems, id rather have a tight fitting rim, than a wobbly loose one, or potentially messing one up, thank for the heads up tho....
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think ill stick with the way they are stock, i for see problems, id rather have a tight fitting rim, than a wobbly loose one, or potentially messing one up, thank for the heads up tho....
It also depends on the wheel. When I used the reamer on the older version ATS wheels, I had no problems at all but Cosmic wheels became a bit too loose.

One twist is all you need to get rid of any leftover flashing from the wheel mould.
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Contact wheels fit super super tight.

This is there light weight wheel.

I felt like i was going to damage my car it was so tight to put on.

its not a new idea from me.

I watched Mike Swauger in FT Myers do it at the tire truer station

Thanks for the info.
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think ill stick with the way they are stock, i for see problems, id rather have a tight fitting rim, than a wobbly loose one, or potentially messing one up, thank for the heads up tho....
Usually, you are right. Tight is better than loose.

Pros often ream there rims for the main to make them easier to get on and off for a quick change during the main. Us mortals running shorter mains don't need to worry about such things.
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