Cost to mill center out of rim??? - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
JKO Addict!
 
oz97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,738
Feedback: 4 reviews
Cost to mill center out of rim???

I'm building a tear drop trailer and have some stock JK rims I'll be using. I need to mill the center of the rim a small amount to fit over the hub on the trailer. Any idea what this should cost?

Support the sport. GLFWDA.org
oz97tj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 12:49 PM
JKO Addict!
 
Dr.Dirty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hesperia Ca
Posts: 8,653
Garage
Feedback: 21 reviews

get a good whole saw


Dr.Dirty is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
JKO Addict!
 
oz97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,738
Feedback: 4 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Dirty View Post
get a good whole saw
Yeah, I thought about that, but one slip and your rim is jacked.

On a local jeep board, a guy just came on there advertising machine work. He told me about $75 to do 5 rims. That seems high to me, but I don't really have anything to base it on. It's only a few minutes each on a lathe so $75 seems high, especially when he's charging a $60 an hour rate. Would it really take 75 minutes to machine 5 rims?

Support the sport. GLFWDA.org
oz97tj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 12:54 PM
JKO Addict!
 
Dr.Dirty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hesperia Ca
Posts: 8,653
Garage
Feedback: 21 reviews

What rins are you using?
Dr.Dirty is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 01:06 PM
Granite Guru
 
Iron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 461
Feedback: 0 reviews

Less than $100 for 4 rims. Set-up time on a lathe 5 to 10 minutes a wheel (going to have to dial the bore in), cutting time 5 minutes a wheel, no special tooling needed, only a lathe with a 17" or greater swing is needed. Shouldn't take more than a hour for a set, if your just doing two rims half hour tops.

I'd do it for ya for a case of beer!

Mike B

08' Jeep Wrangler
08' Dodge Avenger SXT (winter beater)
64' Plymouth Sport Fury(sold)
58' Triumph TR-3A(in 1,000,000 pieces)
Iron is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
JKO Addict!
 
oz97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,738
Feedback: 4 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron View Post
Less than $100 for 4 rims. Set-up time on a lathe 5 to 10 minutes a wheel (going to have to dial the bore in), cutting time 5 minutes a wheel, no special tooling needed, only a lathe with a 17" or greater swing is needed. Shouldn't take more than a hour for a set, if your just doing two rims half hour tops.

I'd do it for ya for a case of beer!
I have a set of 5 rims I've purchased. I'd need to do at least 3 so I have a spare, but I might as well do the other two seeing as there is another trailer project waiting for those other two wheels after this one is done.

I'd take you up on your offer, but I'm thinking that case of beer would be the most expensive case I've ever purchased by the time I get out there. lol Thanks though!

With what you said in set up time, I guess $75 for 5 is a decent price then. I guess I'll have to go see him tomorrow.

Support the sport. GLFWDA.org
oz97tj is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 01:50 PM
JKO Addict!
 
Dr.Dirty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hesperia Ca
Posts: 8,653
Garage
Feedback: 21 reviews

if you are using any of the aluminum rioms just flip them over and hole saw them from the back, take a good measurement for the saw size and go for it. total cost is about 20 bucks for the saw
Dr.Dirty is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 02-13-2011, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
JKO Addict!
 
oz97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,738
Feedback: 4 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Dirty View Post
if you are using any of the aluminum rioms just flip them over and hole saw them from the back, take a good measurement for the saw size and go for it. total cost is about 20 bucks for the saw
That's an idea actually.


Something that just occurred to me. I purchased a torsion axle. When I made all my measurements, I added the offset of the stock jeep rims. However, now that I got thinking, all they do is add length to the main tube, not the axle / hug length.

So, will the stock 5 3/4 (I think if I remember correctly) backspacing be too much and interfere with the torsion arm? Ugh, I hope not... I'll have to take a look and do some measuring when I get home.

Support the sport. GLFWDA.org
oz97tj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome