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SlickGT1 08-18-2019 11:12 AM

Bent style 168 rear rim. Need to buy.
 
Just like the title states. I need a style 168 rear rim. Mine is bent in a figure 8 style causing my car to vibrate. I am not sure this is fixable. Basically when looking at the wheel from rear, you can see it go side to side, and a bit of up and down. Balances out perfectly. Holds air. I believe it is bent at the hub.

Anyway. If anyone has one wheel that would be great. Rear 20” 168. Ty all.

itscoo2pyopants 08-18-2019 12:49 PM

ive used this company in the past to replace oem wheels, just incase you cant find them anywhere used.

https://www.detroitwheelandtire.com/...7-sss-a-r.html

andrewwynn 08-18-2019 09:23 PM

I found replacement style 69 on eBay and Craig's list


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X5M-ISH 08-18-2019 11:10 PM

Before you scrap your wheel, take it to someone reputable. I have had wheels which I was absolutely certain where going to be recycled, but were pulled back into shape and guaranteed safe for use. My front driver side has a wobble just as well and will be having it repaired once the winter wheels go on. It's worth a try man! Else, scour ebay and Craigs.

SlickGT1 08-19-2019 11:02 PM

Two shops out of the 10 I called, said the damage didn’t sound like anything serious and want me to bring it in. I measured it at 1-2mm max lateral wobble. This is with my crude eyeball method and a ruler.

I’m still suspicious though. Why are all the other shops telling me it can’t be fixed. Or is it just because they can’t fix that? I’ve had bent lips before, and unfortunately the lip is straight here. Shit.

There is one more shop out in Edison that I saw put up videos of fixing wobbly rims. So going to try them also. But there is some hope still in me. If they can fix it, then I will have them refinish all of mine.

Seriously the roads around here have cost me thousands in direct damage. I can only imagine how much suspension damage was also accelerated by these roads.

sroth004 08-20-2019 06:57 AM

Bent style 168 rear rim. Need to buy.
 
Here's another wheel repair facility to consider, I've used them for two vehicles with very good results.

http://www.wheelcollision.com (Wheel Collision Center, Bath PA)


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SlickGT1 08-20-2019 08:23 AM

I will let you guys know what happens. So far 1 place in Brooklyn, 1 in LI, and 1 in NJ are asking to bring it in as it doesn’t sound like a major issue to them.

SlickGT1 08-21-2019 09:26 PM

Great news. The shop fixed my rim. Said it wasn’t bad at all. Got all of mine refinished same time. Love my perfect rims again.

TiAgX5 08-22-2019 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by SlickGT1 (Post 1167670)
Great news. The shop fixed my rim. Said it wasn’t bad at all. Got all of mine refinished same time. Love my perfect rims again.

Good to hear.

Some of these wheel repair shops do amazing work, just need to find a good one.

SlickGT1 08-22-2019 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by TiAgX5 (Post 1167683)
Good to hear.

Some of these wheel repair shops do amazing work, just need to find a good one.

I almost shipped them out to Texas based on your shop recommend in the daily e53 thread. Found one 40 min away from me. Almost painted them a dark bronze as well. Last minute decided to keep them stock.


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