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Old 02-14-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Hey nasioc,

I have a question regarding some wheels that I have. I am contemplating buying some bsa mesh wheels from my friend who had them on his wrx. They have like 6k miles on the wheels and tires, i mounted them on my car and they look awesome.

Unfortunately, when he owned them, one of the wheels cracked on one spoke, then 2 and then 3. Wheel is still completely in tact and is fine, i mounted all 4 and drove around and slowly and started hearing sounds so i took off the cracked one.

Question is, can a wheel be welded back together, or a plate put in and it be safely driven? They are one piece wheels obviously. I know he asked around at a few places and they didn't want to fix for liability reasons. I attached a weak diagram for reference, wheels look like this in all silver.


Cracks are where i marked the red.


Thanks for any input. I don't need advice on getting a better set, but the rim cracking might have something also to do with bsa not being in business anymore either...
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:26 AM   #2
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:32 AM   #3
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Haha..or just give them back. I was hoping my friend would just sell them cheap here.
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If you find someone that is good at welding they could most likely weld it. But the question would be do you feel safe on a wheel that has cracked from either a defect or large impact. I would trash the 1 wheel and buy a new 1, repairs to the car will be more then the wheel costs if it decides to fail the rest of the way.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:28 PM   #5
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If you find someone that is good at welding they could most likely weld it. But the question would be do you feel safe on a wheel that has cracked from either a defect or large impact.
weld a wheel cracked like THAT?!?!?!?!

yew are outa yer mind
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