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Old 08-03-10, 08:42 PM
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Default 3-Piece Wheel Disassembly and Polish/Refinish with drilled TPMS Holes

So I decided to take apart my wheels and refinish the faces and clean up the corroding chrome lips.

Also repolished the inner barrels since its been 2 years since I clean and polished them.


So before I start, here are the pix of my TPMS holes I drilled into the wheels about a year ago because I was getting tired of the sensors coming loose from the straps and the idiots at the tire places always breaking the iForged style valve adapters by over tightening them.

I used a 7/16” drill bit to drill the holes







The hole is directly opposite of the original valve hole for balancing



Faces removed from the barrels…I used some bolts and nuts to keep the lip and barrel together so I wouldn’t have to break the seal and reseal them.





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Stripping the paint from the faces for polishing.



Slight polishing…not the finished product. Forgot the polished face prepaint pix.


Painted metallic gunmetal




Color matched TPMS nuts while I was painting


More pix when I am done with the clear coating the paint and polished faces. Paint is currently drying and the wife has banned me from spending every night in the garage after work.

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wow you have *****, i would be scared to do that to my iforged wheels and then drive on them, was it hard to take them apart, i need mine polished as well but i think i might pay someone to do it.

unscrew all the rivets and then tighten them back, to what specifics (torque)

yeah i feel you on the TPMS adapters, Discount Tire screwed my adapters up as well by overtightening them, so I just went with a regular valve stem.
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make sure you clean your bolts also and use loctite.
and also make sure your center face is perfectly centered!
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nice work..wanna see when done!
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Good for you, and job well done!! I took apart my CCW wheels. Not as big a deal as most think it is.
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you got *****.. wow.

awsome workmanship
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Originally Posted by suka4thong View Post
make sure you clean your bolts also and use loctite.
and also make sure your center face is perfectly centered!
Never use loctite on the wheel bolts. Torquing them to 30 ft/lb is enough to hold.

Also you should consider that there are 40 bolts per wheel...the chances of any one of them failing and causing the wheel to come loose is slim. There is 40 bolts for a reason...redundancy.

The centers, lip, barrel are a precision fit...they will be centered once you match them together.
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do u guys really think these wheel companies actually torque the bolts to spec? HELL NO. they usually take out the impact gun and shot them all in. how do I know? I've been around it.
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That looks like a big job, but well worth it, will wait for the results pictures.
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WOW looks great so far! nice work
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WOW looks great so far! nice work
Wierdazndu, where is your ride bro, have you done anything else to it since Texas!
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Originally Posted by BoOst3d View Post
do u guys really think these wheel companies actually torque the bolts to spec? HELL NO. they usually take out the impact gun and shot them all in. how do I know? I've been around it.
yes, they would use proper torque impact gun preset to tight those bolts.
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Good Job. I wish the weather was better here. I'm planning to do this to my wheels sometime soon.

Question. Can this be done with tires on?
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Subscribed for the finished product.
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dang good stuff bro
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