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Ash_EP3
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29th Nov 07 at 13:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As following on from the other thread "Got myself some alloys! bargain!?"

I took the car to a tyre fitting place earlier on and had them balanced, however they found a flat spot!

They said you can't really hit the flat spot out because you might crack the alloy so what should I do?
scottyp1989
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i now theres a few places that repair buckled/broken wheels but depends if you want to get it done or just sell an buy some more wheels
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Refund
Hamish
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29th Nov 07 at 13:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

buy some decent alloys
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http://www.clean-image.co.uk/contact-menu/alloy-wheel-refurbishment-00.htm

thats one place but there are loads more
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29th Nov 07 at 13:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What do you mean by flatspot?

the only flatspot associated with wheels i know off if they have been on a car thats been stationary for a while and not moved making a flat spot in the tyre.

All that needs doing is a replacement tyre?

So what do you mean by flatspot in the wheel?
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quote:
Originally posted by nova_gteuk

So what do you mean by flatspot in the wheel?
Ash_EP3
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Flat spot basically means where the alloy is not perfectly round
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so basically its bent
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I have thosse wheels on my old corsa,they where the same after hitting many kerbs they looked like 50p pieces after a while but it didnt make any diffrence to the handling etc?
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basically when I go to about 60mph + my car shakes like fook unless the road is really smooth
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29th Nov 07 at 14:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sound buckled to me, if its not bad you'll get away with putting them on the rear, they should be able to roughly balance it for you anyway.
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quote:
Originally posted by fro-dizzle
Sound buckled to me, if its not bad you'll get away with putting them on the rear, they should be able to roughly balance it for you anyway.


It is really weird tbh sometimes it does it quite a lot and other it doesn't do it at all!?

I have to say tho it handles a fook load better
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Whilst im on this "hot" topic

I finally got my V5 today and the beast is now taxed
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Buy my wheels
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quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
Buy my wheels


not you again tom
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I'm thinking I might just flog the alloys although I like them I just can't be arsed to spend loads on getting them repaired........

Does anyone have any idea on how much it would cost to get a "buckled wheel" repaired?
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open paypal dispute, get refund.
Ash_EP3
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Here is what I mean guys...
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thats money down the drain then.

its going to be at least 50, but i would guess its going to be more than that for a decent place to do it, and it will probably damage the paint, so then you will probably need all the wheels re painting for extra cost again.

give it up as a bad job and get some others, they are not worth it, or if you want to try, just tap it back with a mallet, bent one of my old rh wheels back and it straightened out fine without cracking
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quote:
Originally posted by willhouse
thats money down the drain then.

its going to be at least 50, but i would guess its going to be more than that for a decent place to do it, and it will probably damage the paint, so then you will probably need all the wheels re painting for extra cost again.

give it up as a bad job and get some others, they are not worth it, or if you want to try, just tap it back with a mallet, bent one of my old rh wheels back and it straightened out fine without cracking


ok mate, well I'll give it ago at some point, I am guessing that its a buckled all the way through?
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no, it could just be the outer rim that has bent out away from the tyre by the looks, unless it has bent towards the centre of the wheel.

go steady if your going to do it though,

I wont be held responsible if the rim cracks.
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Sure thing, thats what the geezer was saying at the tyre place when I had them balanced....

so you reckon 50 each wheel just for the repair ????

I only need two doing and am thinking about getting them refurbed anyway....

[Edited on 30-11-2007 by S214_UPP]
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flat spots can lead to blow outs I was told, as at maintained high speed surely there's a potential for heat spots? maybe there person who told me was chatting shit but?
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well it all depends on what you class as high speeds really? I never normally take it about 70 and thats on a busy dual carriageway!

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