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  1. #1
    Established Member Two Rings
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    Cracked wheel spoke

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    Not sure how this happened. Had a new tire mounted/ balanced and a 4 wheel alignmenr today. Drove 1mile to grab lunch afterwards and looked at the wheel with the new tire and notcied this crack.

    I had the car detailed last week and am 100% positive the crack wasn't there.i had not driven the car since the detail as the tire I replaced today was showing wire.

    I called around and showed pic and seems is not repairable.




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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    I would assume whomever did your alignment screwed something up. Problem with those situations is unless you catch it directly afterwards no way to prove etc.
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    Yes that's certainly possible, although I'm not sure what they could have possibly done that would crack a wheel. Even if they dropped it that shouldnt crack the wheel, and there is no damage or scuffs anywhere near the crack.

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    Are those wheels painted or powder coated?
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    Powder coated

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    I'm not sure who did the powder coating I purchased the car CPO and the wheels were already black

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    Veteran Member Three Rings gk1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kanahoot View Post
    Powder coated

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    I'm not sure who did the powder coating I purchased the car CPO and the wheels were already black
    Not saying this happened to you in particular, but I thought I read some posts where the powdercoating process if done incorrectly can cause cracks. It's a thought anyway. I know the powdercoating should not cause this issues, but there is always a possibility.
    2015 S6 Quartz Gray
    Black, Carbon, Night, Cold, DA, ACC, VCDS lowered, 034 Trans mounts, EuroCode Alu-Kreuz, {APR v1.1 & TCU}, Rohana RF2 20x9, 11.660@114.83 (4615lbs.)
    2014 SQ5 Glacier White
    Black Nappa, Carbon, B&O, NAV, 21's, stock 13.527@102.11 (4615lbs.)

    2012 S4 S-Tronic Monsoon Gray, Stage II 12.868@107.8 (4275lbs.)
    2008 A6 3.2Q S-Line Daytona Gray
    2007 A4 2.0T S-Line Ice Silver
    2001 S4 Nogaro Blue, Stage I 14.746@95.29 (3944lbs.)

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Sucks either way! Good luck.



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