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Old 07-13-2010   #1
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Wheel straightening?

Can an aluminum rim be repaired if it gets bent from a pothole? My wife bent one of her Enkei rims on her SVX and we can't afford new wheels and these are no longer made.
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Old 07-13-2010   #2
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Re: Wheel straightening?

some wheel refinishing places can repair damaged rims but if the damage is extensive, it's a write off.
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Re: Wheel straightening?

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some wheel refinishing places can repair damaged rims but if the damage is extensive, it's a write off.
It's not too visible except for the bubble on the sidewall of the tire. The only way we could tell it was bent was my mechanic ran it on the lift and said it is bouncing all over.
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Re: Wheel straightening?

Craigslist, man...
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Re: Wheel straightening?

I can help......pm me for details.
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Re: Wheel straightening?

there's a couple places in Oklahoma City that can repair wheels, even ones that have huge chunks missing.. you just have to figure out whether it's worth it or not. it sounds like yours isn't too bad and should be fairly cheap and easy to repair. Unless the wheels are really cheap to buy or something. kyle
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