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Old 05-06-2005, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two slightly bent rims (left front and left rear). Would this wear out the tire tread over a long period of time? Or is it something I shouldn't worry about too much?
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Old 05-24-2005, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have two slightly bent rims (left front and left rear). Would this wear out the tire tread over a long period of time? Or is it something I shouldn't worry about too much?
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These are some of the same questions I have...plus

Can a bent rim affect the alignment or cause you to feel "pulses" on the steering wheel?

obviously, if a rim was really flat sided, everything would be going wrong...
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Heres a bent one ....right front.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would say Yes, bent rims will cause the wheel to wobble. I was having that and some "whump whump" noises and vibrations. It appeared that one rim was def. bent like your pic. So I bought another wheel from Wheel Collision Center in PA.
Then I took it to my tire guy for mounting and balancing. Well guess what?
I didn't just have one bent rim, but two.


So I bought another wheel. Will be taking it back to the tire guy this Saturday. This should fix the problem. Will let y'all know how it transpires...
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yes.. bent rims will cause vibrations... and pulsing.. and even some vibration when brakeing...

if it annoys u that much, then u should get them fixed.. i know a place near me, that charges 85 a wheel to fix...

this is somthing i should do in the near future
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I too had 2 bent rims that showed on balancing. Ive replaced
the rack and pinion steering
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lower control arms for a steering shake.

I just bought 4 new rims ----now it is solid as a rock. Big difference.

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Don't use those.

You don't want the tire bead to become loose and suddenly loose pressure at highway speeds do you?
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If you going to keep using it, you might face different kind of problem, like brokem hub assembly. You dont want that, trust me
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As long as it balances out it shouldn't be a problem. I have one rim that is not very pretty, but it balances out. If it doesn't balance, then you have to get it fixed or that might be your excuse to get the rims you always wanted. :P
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As long as it balances out it shouldn't be a problem. I have one rim that is not very pretty, but it balances out. If it doesn't balance, then you have to get it fixed or that might be your excuse to get the rims you always wanted. :P
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As long as it balances out it shouldn't be a problem. I have one rim that is not very pretty, but it balances out. If it doesn't balance, then you have to get it fixed or that might be your excuse to get the rims you always wanted. :P
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I agree, but in the photo of the rim, there is no spin-balance weight on this rim...I don't know if this wheel ever had one, or if it was lost when this rim became bent. Either way, at 50 Mph, the steering wheel shakes a bit....but not at speed lower or higher. This has me thinking that its a balance problem with this rim...and at 50 Mph, it is finding resonance frequency for maximum vibration..
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So I had the wheel mounted and it turns out I needed two new tires as well. Belts were separated in the one on the bent rim. Settled on some Speed Rated Dunlops. Lemme tell ya, it's night and day! No more steering wheel shakes, "whump whumps" or vibrations. Smooth as silk.

If you've got bent rims, get 'em straightened or buy new ones and then check the tires. It'll make a world of differences.

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I would say Yes, bent rims will cause the wheel to wobble. I was having that and some "whump whump" noises and vibrations. It appeared that one rim was def. bent like your pic. So I bought another wheel from Wheel Collision Center in PA.
Then I took it to my tire guy for mounting and balancing. Well guess what?
I didn't just have one bent rim, but two.


So I bought another wheel. Will be taking it back to the tire guy this Saturday. This should fix the problem. Will let y'all know how it transpires...
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