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Old 03-24-2008, 10:29 PM
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I bought a carbide flush trim bit today at Sears for under $15

However, at the last minute, I found a machine shop to do it for DIRT CHEAP!!!!! Dropping them off tomorrow.......
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Also, for the weight rating: A Hummer dealership was selling a set of wheels on Ebay. I contacted them, stating I was interested in the wheels, but needed to know the weight rating first.

They responded with the number on the first post, on the first page.
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Originally Posted by Raspy View Post
I did my first set of H2s with a 4 3/4" inch hole saw and that worked well. I posted that info back in '04 and it has worked for many of us.

I did my '08 H2s with the flush cut router bit method that someone else discovered and I like that better. It's really quick and easy. The finish size of the hole is just barely big enough and you must cut out all you can by making several passes around the hole and making sure the depth is set right. One of mine fit a little too tight and I had to go back and sand the inner surface of the hole a bit with a drum sander. Maybe the bearing was a couple thousanths under the size of the cutter. Anyway, I recommend the router method as safe, quick and easy.


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Is this the bit? http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...me=Router+Bits
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Shane,

That's it. The perfect bit for the job.

You may find the centers just a bit tight after routing. Make a bunch of passes to get all the metal you can. If they are tight don't force the wheels on but sand the holes a bit and on they go. I think sometimes the bearing is a couple thousandths bigger than the cutter.


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The machine shop did a great job, very smooth and professional.

They are mounted and I really like them, perfect amount of backspacing.


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Where's your flares?
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Where's your flares?
I want to make sure it is warm outside so the adhesive tape can properly setup and also so the flares are more flexible for installation, in the warmer weather.

Plus, it needs to be dry for 3-4 days after installation and it has been 35-40 degrees and raining here............hopefully SOON!!!!
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Did the router method from above and it took me 10 minutes this weekend. Took longer to get the old wheels off.
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sorry for the hijack but will 2006 SILVERADO 3/4 TON 8 LUG wheels fit my 04.5?
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sorry for the hijack but will 2006 SILVERADO 3/4 TON 8 LUG wheels fit my 04.5?
yes but you'll have to enlarge the hub hole just the same
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Aren't those 16" rims though? If so, then they won't clear the calipers....
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Aren't those 16" rims though? If so, then they won't clear the calipers....
ha good point you are right LOL missed that one
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Guess I should have tried the router activity! I had a friend open mine in his shop, cost me $20/rim but he did an excellent, professional job. He is also going to cut down the center caps on his lathe, said it should come out smooth and easy.

I had mine hubs coated black, so I am looking at sandblasting and painting the center caps black as well. Next modification!

Anyone got suggestions on flares? I have a blue truck with mostly black accessories (rims, tool box, Vortex lining, and nerf bars). Someday the bumpers will be cahnged over to black as well, but are chrome for the moment (as is the grille). What type of flares and a source would be great.
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I put a set of Dodge Power Wagon flares on mine. Nice. They don't stick out as far as the aftermarket ones and may not protect the truck from as much spray, but they fit well and look good.

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