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#1 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 11:53 PM
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One of my rims is a little bent. Not too much, but enough for me to notice. Anyway I could fix it without a lot of $$$. I'm thinking if I put something over it (so it won't scratch) and just hammer it a bit, it would go back to normal. Good Idea/Bad Idea?

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its best to peal the tire to do this, honestly if your not feeling any feedback from this warped tire then i wouldnt bother , you might make things worse than they are now.
now say that you are getting some feedback from the rim then i suggest getting it fixed. (its not that expensive)

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Anyone know how much this will cost?

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yeah your gonna have to fix that for sure.
what happened? decided to see how high the car would lip off a curb?? :lol: joking


im not sure on prices in your area but call a few places locally and see what kinda prices they have.

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I have seen it advertised for about $50. But I don't know if it was per wheel or per ding removed. I would really get that fixed ASAP.
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check out wheelcollision.com web site out they do a good job. also they have lots of rims for sale.

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You could repair that yourself if you would like. You will need a big heavy rubber mallet or dead blow (rubber). It's best to break the tire bead off of the rim but it can be done without. Take a deep breath and have some water handy as you will give yourself a good workout. I have done this many times in the past with customers who did not want to pay to have a rim fixed at a wheel shop. Those rims are so freakin soft (hence all of the complaints that you hear about never being able to balance a wheel/tire combo or vibrations. One good pothole or something is all it takes) that you can shape them back. to a point. Lay the wheel flat on the ground and stand on the wheel/tire over the bend with your toes pointing towards the center of the rim. Then start whacking away. You want to hit the bottom of the lip. Yeah I know it's a small area to hit with a big hammer. You can do it ! Focus grasshoppa.
Also make sure to mark exactly where that wheel weight is just incase you knock it loose or move it.

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sweet jesus that rim look REALLY bent. you can mail it to wheelworx, i they did a very good job on my alloy, although it was not nearly as bent as yours.

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NJ streets; I just loathe them. If you're not looking at the street in front of you every second, you end up with a nice one like that. I'm just glad the wheel didn't go flying off.

Extech. You really sure I can get that done myself. Would the mallet scratch my rim at all?

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Damn! Does anyone know if the new rims found on the 2004 sport 325i are this soft as well?

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Its not that bad, Ive fixed worse with a mallet like EXTECH said. just be careful not to OVER FIX the bend, in otherwords, stop hitting when its perfect.

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Yes, you certainly can fix it with a mallet. It shouldn't scratch or marr your rim. Even if a rubber mallett left any kind of barely visable scuff, I can't see where it would over shaddow that huge bend in your wheel
I wouldn't worry about it. I have never scuffed one doing that.
Michael is right, when it's fixed leave it alone.

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and yes ashram, these wheels are pretty soft. This just means you have to pay attention to the road. As you can see, this poses major problems for women. It means putting down the makeup and cell phone and keeping at least one hand on the wheel at all times.

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