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      01-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Repair /Replace/can live with it ?

I curbed one of my wheels and would like to know ,as the title suggest should i repair /replace or can live with it ?
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If it's not losing air then it's not cracked and just bent. Doesn't look real bad and should be fixable.
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Thanks, yes, not loosing any air.
The estimated fixing cost which i have is almost 75% of the cost of new wheel.
So I am really confused as to fix or replace then.
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Thanks, yes, not loosing any air.
The estimated fixing cost which i have is almost 75% of the cost of new wheel.
So I am really confused as to fix or replace then.
Ya they are not cheap. Might as well get a new wheel if you can
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damn!! That sucks!! =X
I would be furious if that happened to me...

Anyhow, driving on a bent rim like that is never good.
Also your balance will be off causing your tire to wear off faster than the other tires as well as your ride comfort will be impacted at higher speed.

This happened to me long time ago when I used to drive Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4... it costed me nearly $600 to restore 2 stock wheels... I should've just purchased new ones... don't make the same mistake I did...

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      01-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #7
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damn!! That sucks!! =X
I would be furious if that happened to me...

Anyhow, driving on a bent rim like that is never good.
Also your balance will be off causing your tire to wear off faster than the other tires as well as your ride comfort will be impacted at higher speed.

This happened to me long time ago when I used to drive Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4... it costed me nearly $600 to restore 2 stock wheels... I should've just purchased new ones... don't make the same mistake I did...

Good luck!
yeah sucks for sure, cause of the snow couldnt see the curb
There is no diference in handling and balancing seems to be un effected even at high speeds.no vibrations either.
But will still replace just to be on safer side.

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Dude it's just a bend- that's fixable
thats what i had thought but after getting quote for repair thought its better to replace. I am checking with couple of other wheel repair shops....
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I wouldn't throw out the old wheel. I once bought a set of Borbet Type C's for cheap because one was badly curbed. I bought a new one to replace the curbed one and they were on closeout! So I kept the curbed one as a spare; if I'd ever damaged one beyond repair I could have had that one repaired.

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I wouldn't throw out the old wheel. I once bought a set of Borbet Type C's for cheap because one was badly curbed. I bought a new one to replace the curbed one and they were on closeout! So I kept the curbed one as a spare; if I'd ever damaged one beyond repair I could have had that one repaired.

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Agreed, wont throw it. i still have all 4 RunFlats the car came with
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its fixable.
Any idea approx how much would it cost ?
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got a reasonable quote from Kwicksilver wheel repair its close to where I live and seems to be good. So i guess will go with repair , any body used Kwicksilver recently ? did a search and found only a few reviews....
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Any idea approx how much would it cost ?
~$100. A local shop fixed one of my OEM wheels for $90. Good as new!
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^^ $100 ??
Kwicksilver here in NJ quoted $150 and i got similar or higher quotes from other shops.
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Contact your local dealer. They should have a mobile wheel repair specialist that stops by the dealership once a week or so to fix wheels on used cars before they're sold, loaners, etc. Try and get a quote from them as well.
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update : Kwicksilver , removed the wheels saw "Made in Taiwan" put the wheels back on.

They were not sure of metal quality and seems had bad experience with it in past like cracking under heat.... not sure if this is true or not.
I am now wondering whether to get new wheel or try finding another repair shop.

FCobra94 : I doubt if stealership will work on Non OEM wheels. + open road BMW here sucks big time. Went there yesterday to check LED indicators as they were flickering with warning lights they say come after 25 days if you want loaner.... of wait a week if you want to leave your car.... BMW = Honda now
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update : Kwicksilver , removed the wheels saw "Made in Taiwan" put the wheels back on.

They were not sure of metal quality and seems had bad experience with it in past like cracking under heat.... not sure if this is true or not.
I am now wondering whether to get new wheel or try finding another repair shop.

FCobra94 : I doubt if stealership will work on Non OEM wheels. + open road BMW here sucks big time. Went there yesterday to check LED indicators as they were flickering with warning lights they say come after 25 days if you want loaner.... of wait a week if you want to leave your car.... BMW = Honda now
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