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      03-01-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Anyone used Wheel Works Crawley?

I have recently noticed that my car shudders at motorway speeds and when getting on the brakes. It is also rather skittish..

I happened to be passing Wheels in Motion in Chesham and asked if they could take a look. I was expecting that the Steering arm bushes might be shot and in need of replacement (kinda hoping to upgrade to M3 items anyway!).

But no, They diagnosed 2 bent wheels. WIM are about 30 miles from me in the wrong direction so not super convenient and they'd need 2/3 days to fix. I work in Horsham and could easily pop over to Wheel Works in Crawley to drop off/pick up the wheels. Has anyone got any experience of them?

How much should I pay to fix bent wheels? WIM said 70+VAT per wheel.
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By the way Wheel Works said 40+VAT
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Hi have heard some good things about them, I'm thinking off getting a wheel refurb done there on a wheel.
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Wheel works - Top company,highly recommended.

I've used them regularly for the last couple of years, and have probably had at least 4/5 sets done in that time.

I last used WW in Dec,they did these for me (200):

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=GPower

Roger's the Guy to speak to,really helpful
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Ok good to hear.

At 50 per wheel I'll have all 4 checked out next week - if 2 are fine all the better..
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F*CK!

3 wheels are buckled and 1 wheel is irrepairable!

Called BMAutosport and they nolonger stock my wheels (Zitto GTS CSL with Polished face and Grey inner). They can sell me a Silver wheel of the same style, I can then have it refurbed in a colour of my choice with the others..

So my options are:

a) Buy 1, Straighten 3 and refurb all 4 = 430

b) Buy a brand new set = 500-600...

c) Cut my losses and leave the MV3's on it - sell the 19" tyres..

What would you do?

Do alloys have much of a scrap value?
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Option A is definately off the cards..

It just doesnt make sense and I dont trust the wheels not to buckle again in the future.
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Shit, that sucks mate, think i would be tempted to buy a new set as well.
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Treat your self to a new set mate.

I think I have similar symptoms... But I am driving fine at high speed, but under braking it is a little shakey. I have hit some massive pot holes recently. I am getting new wheels so that might cure things.
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