Has anyone widened a Roush wheel?

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So I'm thinking of adding power to my 15' but I really like my Roush rims. The rims rims are 20x9.5, which won't cut it. Has anyone widened a Roush rim in the back? I was thinking of sending them to weldcraft to widen them to 20x11. Thoughts? I currently have spacers on the rear (which I would need). Wheels sit nice and flush. (I have the ford performance rear hubs with the longer studs). This is all purely cosmetic. I'm not tracking the car or racing it. If anyone has done it I would love to see pics.

 

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I haven't done it but have considered it because I love the look of my Roush wheels on my 2020. My only hesitation is that I take my car on a road course a few times a year and a square setup is better for that. Also, a staggered setup is a huge pain in the ass to rotate if you have directional tires.
 
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I haven't done it but have considered it because I love the look of my Roush wheels on my 2020. My only hesitation is that I take my car on a road course a few times a year and a square setup is better for that. Also, a staggered setup is a huge pain in the ass to rotate if you have directional tires.
Should we widen all four? 😏

I have a staggered tire setup now: 265 front and 285 back. So I don’t mind it, but I know where you are coming from, it is a pain in the arsh to rotate the tires.

Hmmm, widen all four? 🤔 This is about to get pricey. Get out of my head man 😂
 

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Just something to consider...
It can be difficult to find a tire shop that will mount tires to widened wheels, even if they are professionally done.
 
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Just something to consider...
It can be difficult to find a tire shop that will mount tires to widened wheels, even if they are professionally done.
I’ve thought about that. I’ll have to make some calls.
 


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FYI, Weldcraft does very nice work.
 

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I’ve heard that. Have you had work done by them?
I haven't myself but a friend had a pair widened and a pair narrowed and the result was perfect. Since I've always had them bookmarked for future reference.
 

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I used Weldcraft years ago on a previous car, and while it worked out fine never had any issues I would not do it again mainly due to cost. I would keep the OEM Roush wheels as is and get another pair for looks. With wheels being so cheap these days, it's not worth it to go through all the trouble of cutting and welding a nice pair of wheels.
 

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Add the power, buy good sticky tires and see how it does, then consider wheel widening. An inch or so wider still won't always plant 700hp and as you said its just a street car. If you do ever get to a dragstrip buy a set of drag radials on 17s to plant the power for the night.
 

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I say do it if you like the look of those wheels. I have a set of Weld Magnums that were originally made for the irs cobras and supras. They were originally 17x9.25. Weldcraft widened them 3". Only set in the world I know of on a S550. The extra width puts all of the 325/45/17 M&H tread on the ground and looks awesome. Weldcraft does excellent work and I've never had an issue getting tire shops to mount them.
 
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I used Weldcraft years ago on a previous car, and while it worked out fine never had any issues I would not do it again mainly due to cost. I would keep the OEM Roush wheels as is and get another pair for looks. With wheels being so cheap these days, it's not worth it to go through all the trouble of cutting and welding a nice pair of wheels.
I’m actually doing just that. I have an extra pair of roush rims to widen. Makes more sense this way. What makes most sense is if roush offered them wider to begin with.
 
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Add the power, buy good sticky tires and see how it does, then consider wheel widening. An inch or so wider still won't always plant 700hp and as you said its just a street car. If you do ever get to a dragstrip buy a set of drag radials on 17s to plant the power for the night.
I see what you’re saying. 700hp definitely won’t be easy (if at all to plant) with 20 inchers but a 305 on the back makes me feel a little better than 285’s on my 9.5 wheels lol. One day I’ll get those 17’s and make it to the drag!
 
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I say do it if you like the look of those wheels. I have a set of Weld Magnums that were originally made for the irs cobras and supras. They were originally 17x9.25. Weldcraft widened them 3". Only set in the world I know of on a S550. The extra width puts all of the 325/45/17 M&H tread on the ground and looks awesome. Weldcraft does excellent work and I've never had an issue getting tire shops to mount them.
I like what I’m hearing about weldcraft. I think you boys helped me with my decision.
 

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I like what I’m hearing about weldcraft. I think you boys helped me with my decision.
I had weldcraft widen a set of marauder wheels, all the marauder guys who are looking for widened stock wheels go to weldcraft. They do excellent work for sure

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