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General => General => Topic started by: emac0408 on December 18, 2011, 11:55:58 AM

Title: Wheel Repair
Post by: emac0408 on December 18, 2011, 11:55:58 AM
So, I had just pulled onto I-20 from Washington and came across a yard timber (basically a 4x4) in the middle of the highway.  :angry:  It did a number on both driver\'s side wheels, but amazingly, they haven\'t leaked a single lb of pressure.  Anyone know of a wheel shop I could have take a look at them?  My internet searches have only turned up people who can fix curb rash.  
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Title: Re: Wheel Repair
Post by: 02JEEPX on December 19, 2011, 08:33:48 AM
Sorry bro, but you cant fix that. You can make it look better but thats not fixable+if you start banging on it its liable to loose the bead seat and leak. Be careful and look for new wheels.
Title: Re: Wheel Repair
Post by: 02JEEPX on December 19, 2011, 08:34:33 AM
If you wanna try and straighten it out a 2x4 is gonna have to be your friend.
Title: Re: Wheel Repair
Post by: emac0408 on December 19, 2011, 09:08:36 AM
Quote from: \"02JEEPX\" post=47
If you wanna try and straighten it out a 2x4 is gonna have to be your friend.


The irony...  A 4x4 causes it.  A 2x4 fixes it.  I\'m around Atlanta until January 1st, and I know of a few high-end restoration/repair shops here.  I\'ll see what can be done.  There is no way I\'m paying $1,800 for 2 new wheels, and RAYS won\'t sell replacement barrels
Title: Re: Wheel Repair
Post by: Rican240sx on December 19, 2011, 10:11:23 AM
Sorry man, that SUCKS.

If someone says they can repair that without involving new barrels I wouldnt drive on them.  I\'d sell the repaired wheels to someone i don\'t know and buy new wheels.

I\'d start searching forums for a used set and keep the non bent ones as back ups.
Title: Re: Wheel Repair
Post by: telum01 on December 20, 2011, 01:42:15 AM
that sucks, and i know the feeling.  i\'ve got a pair of Ray\'s sitting in my garage that are bent to hell.  but hey, at least they didn\'t shatter.
Title: Re: Wheel Repair
Post by: emac0408 on December 20, 2011, 08:52:02 AM
Quote from: \"Rican240sx\" post=50
Sorry man, that SUCKS.

If someone says they can repair that without involving new barrels I wouldnt drive on them.  I\'d sell the repaired wheels to someone i don\'t know and buy new wheels.

I\'d start searching forums for a used set and keep the non bent ones as back ups.


That\'s pretty cold.  :evil:  

The barrels can\'t be replaced on Volks.  RAYS won\'t even sell replacement bolts.  There are companies that make replacements/modifications to 3-piece wheels, but whole barrels don\'t seem to be an option after calling all over the country yesterday.  I  may just have to cut a piece of glass and use these wheels as a coffee table.

telum01:
You\'re right about that.  If the lumber had hit in the middle between the spokes and not right on it, I\'m pretty sure the front wheel would look like pacman.  With a damaged hub, these things would definitely be totaled.