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Old 04-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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I bought some used STI v7 wheels. I am presently sanding them down and filling in the dings and scratches with bondo so i could eventually paint em.

now i noticed something weird. on the inside of one wheel, where the the tire sits, (not visible with tire on) there is a cut. kinda looks like it was grinded out. now im not sure if this was done by some dumbass who was careless, or if it comes like that from the factory to balance the wheel.

i filled up the cut with bondo, but now im not so sure i should have?

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Need picture.

May have been someone screwed up with the mounting machine (heh, that sounds dirty).
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so why are you worried about an area which is covered by the tire when it's mounted?
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:13 PM   #5
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so why are you worried about an area which is covered by the tire when it's mounted?
because of balancing issues. if the cut was put at the factory, its because it belongs there for a reason. i shouldnt cover it with bondo in that case.
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the weight of bondo is quite minimal. I've never seen a wheel "balanced" this way....don't you need to have the tire on to balance?

not trying to be a smart A$$ but I think someone took a chunk out. I just finished painting my BBS RK's and they had none of this.
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it looks like a minimal amount of material has been removed - that, plus the fact that you will probably have more positional variation in the weight of the tires would say to me "don't worry about it"

My question was more of a why even bondo it in the first place if you are never going to see it? Unless it's really deep, it's not really going to impact tire balance, anyway.
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ok thanks guys. i wont worry about it. probably was some jackass that took a chunk out of the wheel.

i bondoed it cuz i was doing the front face (curb rash, pitting) and figured mind as well do that too. im painting all around once this stage is done.
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