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    Angry signs of a bent rim?

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    besided visually looking seeing a bend, would it wobble while on the car? like when the car is jacked up and i spinn the wheel manually would it wobbleling mean the rim is bent or something more serious? would an alignment do that
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    Registered Member Four Rings A4 ABT's Avatar
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    looks like a bent wheel.

    find a good wheel repair shop. Shouldn't cost a lot to have it fixed!
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    depending on the bend,

    vibrations at high speeds.

    steering wheel would wooble with the car.
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    Originally posted by gohan
    depending on the bend,

    vibrations at high speeds.

    steering wheel would wooble with the car.
    What he said. Also, you should be able to see it. It may be on the inside of the wheel so you can take each one off and look for bends.
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    This is a pretty good sign of a bent rim...

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    well its on the rear driverside, and it doesnt make any noise which is y i think its bent, just wanted to make sure, is there anything diffrent about fixing a bent bbs rim since they are forged?
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    you bent a bbs rim?? wow....thats the first time i heard of that happening.
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    welcome to new york! they were 18s too, and not even low pro tires
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    If your rim is bent you should be able to tell if you rotate you wheel while jacked up. The problem is it may be bent on the inside and that will make it much harder to see. There are more than one type of bend. It can be hit hard and have a dent or it may be out of around which is very hard to tell unless you put it on a balancer. Spinning on a balancer you can see if it is out of around.

    Of course many factors can be in play if you have a wobble. Of course check the lugs to make sure they are tight. Did you use fix-a-flat? If so, that could make your wheel go out of balance. I know first hand and will never use that again. I was like 19 years old and am now.... 40. You could have thrown a weight. There are other possibilities, but this is something to look at first.

    People keep saying you can fix a bent rim. I am not sure you really can. I would like to see a link to some place that fixes them if they are out of round.

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    if its not a circle ur rim is probably bent, i say 90%

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    yep i think its out of round, because when i spinn it while its jacked up it wobbles kind of in and out thats the best way i can explain it, you think it being out of balance would make it wobble?
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    Originally posted by h_curtis
    People keep saying you can fix a bent rim. I am not sure you really can. I would like to see a link to some place that fixes them if they are out of round.
    Ask and you shall recieve....

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    word a4shizl ill check them out
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    Originally posted by itsdarrow
    word a4shizl ill check them out
    only problem for you my friend, is this shop is located in SoCal. However, I'm sure there are shops in your area that can get the job done...

    good luck...



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