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      07-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Repaired Cracked Wheels ... Will they last?

Just wondering if a repaired cracked wheel will last if it's been repaired by a decent repairer?

Part of me is thinking that the wheel should actually be stronger around the weld as more metal has been addesd but the other part is thinking that once a wheel is cracked it will all ways have a weak spot in that area.

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i've seen them crack again at the welds
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My pal has been welding BMW wheels for many years now.
Local tyre shops and dealers in Plymouth bring them to him.
Never had a failure yet...

But of course you need a decent welder in the first place.

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The fewer the welds in one wheel the stronger it will be if it has 4 cracks or 5 in one the likely hood is it will crack again before one with a single crack will
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I had 2 fronts welded, changing at the same time to NRFs. a year and 5000 miles later I noticed one weld had re-opened and the other wheel had a fresh crack.

It was time to replace with after-market wheels.
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Just posted about this very topic so I'll copy it here.


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Ive said this before, but having myself learned the hard way, buying secondhand alloys is a minefield. If they are cracked, then they will need straightened as well as welded. I've looked into this extensively and if they are just welded, not only will they still be out of shape, causing massive vibration, but they will more likely crack again due to the stresses on the wheel caused by welding it while out of shape.

Getting this done is neither easy nor cheap. Not many outfits are capable of this kind of repair and you'd be looking at 85+ per wheel and that's without finishing.

Give http://www.alloywheelrepairs.net/index.htm a go.
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