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Topic Title: Any recommendations for a good shop that'll straighten a bent alloy car rim?
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Created On: 09/30/2017 01:21 PM
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 09/30/2017 01:21 PM
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DaveFL76

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I hit a pothole pretty hard and bent the rim a bit. It's really not that bad but I know it's out of round and I find the vibration rather annoying. Thanks!
 09/30/2017 09:19 PM
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TONYlookaround

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Originally posted by: DaveFL76 I hit a pothole pretty hard and bent the rim a bit.s!

was it eau gallie heading west at the split ?  That left lane is rim murder. 

talked to wheel refurb guy in west melbourne on Ellis, just west of wicham road.   (possibly it was sarno west of wicham -we need to get to them too for refinishing a 20" truck wheel).   

there are a few in fort lauderdale too - but I heard that local guy is just as good. takes a few days. 



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 10/01/2017 04:11 AM
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Replace..

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 10/01/2017 10:15 AM
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TallPaul

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Depending on the severity I would agree with Burry. However, cruzin gold (off 192 in West Melb near i-95) fixed one of my buddies rims a few years back with good results. Might try them.

http://www.cruisin-gold.com/auto-repairs/wheel-rim-repair.aspx

 10/01/2017 10:59 AM
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DaveFL76

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Thanks!

I hear what you're saying about replacing, but it's only out of round by about 1/4 of an inch. Just enough for me to notice. No stress fractures that I can see, and I'd find it hard to believe there were any with as minor as the bend is, so I think it's repairable. The cheapest new OEM wheel I can find is over $600. Barf.

 10/01/2017 04:19 PM
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SURFSMURF

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For 997? eBay maybe?
 10/01/2017 05:04 PM
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dropsolo

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eBay a used one.

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 10/01/2017 09:03 PM
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TONYlookaround

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www.rockauto.com has refurb wheels and new wheels for about the refurb price - and you keep the old one 



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 10/01/2017 09:05 PM
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TONYlookaround

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what kind of car?  

Also, try LKQ auto dismantlers.  They are like a stock market for insurance-total-out cars being parted out.  Got a used engine from them once for a great deal.  They have wheels too...   office near Rockledge 

 

Recycled and reconitioned.  guaranteed 

http://www.lkqcorp.com/en-us/Inventory-Search

 http://www.lkqcorp.com/en-us/Recycled/About-Our-Recycled-Parts



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Edited: 10/01/2017 at 09:18 PM by TONYlookaround
 10/02/2017 05:30 AM
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DaveFL76

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Tony, it's a Porsche 997.2 -- thanks for the links; good find!

And I wish I hadn't looked on eBay like was suggested... now I'm itching to get a whole new set of wheels well out of my budget!

 10/02/2017 09:25 AM
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TONYlookaround

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That’s a cool car.   Did rock auto rock on price ?   I got 2 wheels for a volvo on rock auto and 3 years later look new and better than the car still.   No sand blasting on them after 30K of fast highway miles.  Great quality - factory fit/refurb/color/finish.  Actually better finish than factory.   



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 10/02/2017 02:07 PM
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DaveFL76

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Rock Auto is pretty awesome. $325! Good find!
 10/02/2017 10:00 PM
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TONYlookaround

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with the old one ==> find that $175 refurb shop in Plantation or FTLaud and rebuild it on the ground shipping cheap.  when they hear porsche I'd bet the price jumps a little, so tell them its a 19 or 20" bent rim for the quote and then work in the factory finish add-on.   Id also spring for new tire pressure sensors too while you have the rim apart.  got to be some computer button sequence to re=learn the pressure sending unit locations.  just saves $$ from dismount/remount.   



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 10/10/2017 12:18 PM
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killcutta

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Olympits machine shop on Forsythe in Orlando can repair it.  They do it the right way and have fixed 3 or 4 of my wheels in the past.  (Cracked lip, bent lip, etc.)

They are around $80 to fix a wheel last time I used them.

http://olympitsrimsrepair.com/GALLERY.php

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