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Old 09-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Wheel repair options...game over?

I have a set of Prodrive GC-05A wheels that I love...and I ovalized the lug holes on one of them pretty bad. I did an autoX and I believe the wheel was loose to begin with

Is this fixable? All lug holes are pretty wide...and the centerbore makes a smooth star pattern where I tightened it down after the damage had been done. I didn't realize how bad it truely was until I took them off for a brake job the other day

Of course normally the easy answer would be "buy a new wheel". But they've been out of production since around 05 I think.

Any points in the right direction are appreciated!

Chris
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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That's a shame, those are one of my favorite wheels. Light as hell for their size.

If the hole/s really bad (more than a couple mm and/or off center) you might find a place that can weld up the hole completely and cut a new one back out.

Buuuut, I can't remember- are those wheels alloy or mag? I don't know if that's possible if they're mag...
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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That's a shame, those are one of my favorite wheels. Light as hell for their size.

If the hole/s really bad (more than a couple mm and/or off center) you might find a place that can weld up the hole completely and cut a new one back out.

Buuuut, I can't remember- are those wheels alloy or mag? I don't know if that's possible if they're mag...
They are definitely allow. Semi-forged I believe is what I read at one website.

Your idea was actually my first thought as well! Just testing the water to see if it's doable...or even a good idea for that matter. And of course if there is another option i'll go that route. Thanks

Anyone done anything like this? With success, or total wheel annihilation?! Bueller??
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