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bent wheels...can they be fixed?

 
Old 09-14-2002, 12:53 AM
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Well I got my 18" turbo hollow spoke wheels mounted with the new SO3s today. The wheels were used...sold to me by a local high end used car dealer, but are in really good 'cosmetic' shape. Well, when balancing them, the tire guy shows me that BOTH rears are bent on the inside rim. It can only be seen when you watch the wheel spinning on the balancing machine. The dealer is gonna pay for them to be fixed, but can they REALLY be fixed to where they will be truely round (not bent). I have no experience with this, so I wanted to ask the question. I got the wheels for a good price, so I want to keep them. But if they CAN'T be fixed, obviously I dont want them. Anyone ever had bent wheels fixed, and how did they turn out?
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Old 09-14-2002, 12:57 AM
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sorry.....I moved this message to the 993 board...it seems to give me a bigger audience. My apologies.
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Old 09-28-2002, 12:29 PM
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My wheels are a little bent too. I was told that <a href="http://www.truwheel.com" target="_blank">Tru Wheel</a> could fix bent wheels.
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Old 09-28-2002, 05:19 PM
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Robert Wood or Wheel enhancemen can fix them. They are usually listed in Porsche Panorama as well as other periodicals. e-mail at <a href="http://www.wheelenhancement.com," target="_blank">www.wheelenhancement.com,</a> tel # is 310-836-8908 (not toll free). I have used them before when they were Robert Wood. When robert sold the company, the new owners changed the name to Wheel Eenhancement. I have no affilliation, just a satisfied customer. Call them as they can do anything possible with wheels.
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Old 09-29-2002, 05:35 AM
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Wheel Enhancement won't (can't?) repair bent wheels. I already asked them about it last year.
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