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Old 08-19-2017, 07:48 PM   #1
855T
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Default Small bend: repair, replace, or ignore?

I managed to put a little bend in one of my wheels. I'm due for tires, so I don't wanna put new tires on these wheels and then pull them off for repair. Does this look like something that I should bother fixing/replacing?



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Old 08-19-2017, 10:15 PM   #2
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Does inside wheel lip have the same bend in it? I would guess you would feel it slightly at highway speeds that the steering wheel has a bit of bounce to it when heel is on the front axle.

If it doesn't leak between the tire and the bead.. And doesn't have a wildly excessive road force number or cause a horrible vibration to you at highway speeds. I would leave it be.. but it comes down to how much bad it vibrates the wheel and how much it bothers you.

I have seen many wheels with much worse damage on them... inform the customer and they say they feel nothing and didn't even know the wheel was bent. So not a big deal to some.. but could be very irritating to certain drivers.
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