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    21" RS7 Blade rims bent

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    Hey guys curious if I'm not alone and also some suggestions for what to do. Recently purchase a 2016 rs7 with low miles, while it did get a 300 point inspection I still brought it to my local Audi dealer to have them road force balance the rims/tires since it does feel like a slight vibration giong on at higher speeds. Turns out they found 2 bent rims so they are puting them to the rear of the car. Not sure how bent they are since I didn't see it but it surely makes me want to get new of the same rims or something different. Let me know if the stock rims are that easy to bent and if its not worth getting replacement and or should I just start looking for new rims all together? Thanks in advanced

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    Established Member Two Rings Persuader's Avatar
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    If car feels fine with them on the back once they've rebalanced them again you will be fine.

    I have blades too although I have my winter setup on at the moment.

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    I will say they are pretty solid. I hit a large pothole couple weeks ago, blew my tire. Had the car towed to the dealer, they inspected the wheel, it was fine so they put a new tire on it. If you are a little worried, you can have some shop fix the bent rim.
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    if the rims were bent that bad id be more concerned about the car's overall condition....previous owner must have beat the SH1T out of it.
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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSLRS71 View Post
    if the rims were bent that bad id be more concerned about the car's overall condition....previous owner must have beat the SH1T out of it.
    One bent rim is one thing but to bend both of the front rims would require a decent impact of some sort. Did it have a clean car fax?
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    Sorry to report that I had the same issue: 2016 RS7 with 1900 miles. CPO. Two bent rims after driving it for two weeks and wondering about vibration. I had the rims worked on and the vibration is mostly abated but I was taken aback that they CPO'd a car with bent rims.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings A6sport's Avatar
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    As mentioned, blades are stout, but not uncommon to bend 2 wheels in the same incident, depending on where you live.

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    I live in New England. 2014 with 30k miles. 3 bent rims and 3 blown tires due to pot holes. 21 blades and 20 inch winter setup both. Thankful for tire and rim insurance. And for a spare tire

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