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dented alloy wheel

Postby ozzbozzuk1 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:57 pm

On one of the central scotland runs i hit a huge pot hole and the next day noticed i was loosing air. thinking it was a punture i took it for repair to discover a dent on the inside of the alloy wheel. My local garage removed tyre and hammered the wheel back into shape then used black sealer to seal the tyre. after balancing and refitting tyre
the car seems fine. should i be looking for a new alloy wheel.
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Re: dented alloy wheel

Postby JimF » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:04 pm

Keep checking your tyre pressure. My daughter had a problem with a flat tyre but the alloy wheel was cracked and had to be scrapped.
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Re: dented alloy wheel

Postby ozzbozzuk1 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:30 pm

Thanks Jim as not having a spare wheel i was concerned wheel is weakened . and dont want a problem up at ullapool at easter weekend run.
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Re: dented alloy wheel

Postby drumtochty » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:54 am

You will never be happy on a long run in the car no matter what with that wheel.

Therefore it sounds daft but for your own piece of mind just change the wheel.
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Re: dented alloy wheel

Postby ozzbozzuk1 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:23 pm

Ive been online trying to find a sport tech alloy wheel eddie. cant find any at the moment and trying not to have to order a brand new one,
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Re: dented alloy wheel

Postby drumtochty » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:07 am

I never said that piece of mind was cheap.
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