Yep. I'm not about to let that happen. So far everybody seems to like my stuff and I think I've done well with customer service and a big one for me is being up front about lead times and things of that nature.
Not yet but maybe some day. If and when I do I will make them so anybody that wishes to jump from steel to aluminum can simply but new bolt on rings. Bolt patterns will be the same so it will be like an upgrade.
Biggest problem with laser cutting aluminum is the way it handles heat. It's weird. It disipates it so quickly you have to cut alot hotter. You end up frying lenses. It also tends to reflect the beam a bit which is also hard on lenses. You can combat this by D.A.ing or dying the surface. Then you also have to get into a really hard grade of aluminum to combat against garring from rocks and that sort of thing. So by the time you get that high grade aluminum DA'd and cut you have alot of expense built up. I've looked into it pretty seriously but I don't think the benefits can outweigh the costs. The only way I could do it is if I add a water jet to the equipment roster. So, not to say that it is impossible just hard to do for a DIY kit. Tigging welding them on would be the shiznitz. I also think I would have to make them thicker to be as rigid as steel so weight savings would be a moot point.
I'd say they make the rim 1 to 1.5" wider. Depending on a few differnet things such as bead thickness and type of rim being used. I've been reading your other posts and to be quite honest you'd be better off finding different wheels. Not trying to talk you out of buying them but talk ya into buying them for wheels that will work better for you.
I will get some other steel rims probably a 8" wide and do the beadlocks on there. Do you make them for 16" and 17" wheels too. The disc brake conversion I want to do on the back looks like it will require at least 16" wheels 17s would be better. Of course I don't have any of the parts yet and most of them are custom stuff anyway so I could change it but given the oppurtunity to move to a bigger wheel diameter I will if I can :rotfl: :rotfl: