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Old 12-03-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default steelies bent?

So I just had tires put on my car today. First replacement set.
Called my mechanic to see if my car was ready, and he proceeded to tell me that my rear wheels are bent. The left one isn't bad but the right one is something I have to keep an eye on.

My question now is,
Am I really driving that hard?
I mean I didn't think steelies were easy to damage
Any inputl
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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I've bent steelies before. The nice thing is you can fix them with a hammer

No, they aren't that hard to bend, one pothole is enough to do the job.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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Lol that's what he said.
No driveline or suspension components damaged.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:10 AM   #4
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Just take it to a wheel repair shop. One of the steelies I have for my winter tires was bent when I bought the set used. It costed me $50.00 to repair.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:26 AM   #5
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its honestly not worth it to take it to a repair shop, for $50 you can probably buy 2 steelies. hit that bitch with a hammer youll be fine its the best way to fix wheels, even ccw classics
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:27 AM   #6
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for $50 you can buy 4 steelies, and one of them might even be bent already - no extra charge!
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