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      08-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Bent rims

I recently bought a 335 and after buying i noticed that the steering wheel would shimmie when you let go of the steering wheel between 40-50 mph. I took the car to an independent shop to have it checked out, thinking it needed an alignment. Come to find out that three rims are bent. How much would it cost to have the rims straightened? Is it even worth straighting them?


I'm thinking of using this as excuse for new rims
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I would suggest posting in the Wheels and Tire forum. There are several vendors that seem to be active in there that can give a more expert opinion. My personal take (not an expert) is that you're better off getting new rims. What better excuse? But the reality of it is that the structural integrity of the rim will likely be compromised if they try to straighten it out (depending how severe it is bent). Think of other things that you've seen compressed or banged out of shape and you try to restore it back to its original form. There tend to be stress marks and it just isn't the same. Anyway, just my 2 cents. best of luck.
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Thanks man, i'll try reposting in the wheel and tire form. Thanks for your advice, i'm thinking i'm headed towards the new wheels route
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I looked into it once and the only local shop that specialized in it wanted like $120 each. I wouldn't even bother unless you have some pricey aftermarket wheels. I'd just look for a straight set of used wheels, or buy new.
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there just the stock style 185 wheels that came with it, so i don't see much point in messing with them
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