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Old 06-10-12, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Trying to dis-assemble some ssr wheels...please help!

So I picked up some SSR GT3 wheels. I've removed all of the bolts, but the face isn't budging. I stood on it (195 pounds) and it wouldn't budge. Any tips? Earlier this morning, I removed an Asanti face with ease.

Also on a side note. Anyone got recommendations on who can redrill them from 5X120 to 5X114.3 super quick in socal? I will call VR wheels tomorrow morning, but just in case that falls through I would like to have some other leads ready. I need to drop these off tomorrow.
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Old 06-10-12, 01:32 PM   #2
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SSR GT3 wheels are welded together in the center.
I have a set & I know
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SSR GT3 wheels are welded together in the center.
I have a set & I know
I know the barrels are welded. Are you saying the centers are welded? Because I know speedaddic got his faces off somehow.
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Yeah the centers are welded in too. They have to be cut out. He had his cut out. I was gonna do the same thing but for the price they wanted to charge, it wasn't worth it do I bought new wheels & kept my SSRs as spares.
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I appreciate your info, but I just do not see where they got a weld in. I can see a separation line between the face and the barrel. It just looks like the face is press fit on there. I think corrosion may be the problem.
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Put the wheel face down on cardboard and get a 2x4 and a BIG hammer and hammer the face from the back with 2x4 and hammer. I did my SSR GPOs that way the face is not welded. The barrels are welded. Hope that helps
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Not a pic of my wheel because I am too lazy to go grab my camera, but where do you see a weld in this picture?
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Put the wheel face down on cardboard and get a 2x4 and a BIG hammer and hammer the face from the back with 2x4 and hammer. I did my SSR GPOs that way the face is not welded. The barrels are welded. Hope that helps
Thanks, geeznuts. Did you just wack the center of the face or the spoke too? I don't want to crack a spoke on this thing.

Also, do you know if these faces will fit American style lips. I want to move these faces into some Asanti barrels I have which are wider. That's why I want to get them apart today. I want to confirm they will fit before I have them redrilled. I need to figure this out asap because I want to drop them off tomorrow to be redrilled.
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The wheel faces should not be welded. If it was then its just a 1 piece wheel.

2 Piece wheel consist of face and lip welded with the barrel
3 Piece face - lip - barrel.

As someone mention you gotta hit it hard.


Check it out around 5:50
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rubber mallet pound it out evenly
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Thanks for the advice fellas. I just got the center out using a rubber mallet and a 2x4. I was afraid at first, but a couple blows to each spoke got it to give.
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[QUOTE=Rob Daddy;7288191]Yeah the centers are welded in too. They have to be cut out. He had his cut out. I was gonna do the same thing but for the price they wanted to charge, it wasn't worth it do I bought new wheels & kept my SSRs as spares.[/QUOTE

I am not trying to make fun of you, but unless you have a special set of gt3's someone lied to you. A rubber mallet and a 2x4 got mines out.
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I'm good! I'm glad you were able to get them out. I was going off the info passed on by other wheel builders. My set is a real set of GT3s.
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