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#1 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 02:30 PM
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Wheel heating to straighten

I have a 1995 M3 90k miles that I just bought with low profile tires.

Discount tires says one wheel has a slight bend in it and I can feel a little shimmy at highway speeds and actually see the wheel do it little shimmy thing.

Has anyone used the service they told me about where they heat the wheel in order to straighten it out. I want zero shimmy in my car although it is minor if I will have the car for ten years or so I may as well fix it now.

Chances are I will hear that it does not work or you need to buy a new wheel.

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If you really want zero problems with the wheel then does it matter if it works or not? Make sure they will not charge you if it does not fix the wheel. Then if it does not do what you were going to do any way and buy another wheel. If they will make you pay for it either way I would think carefully about it.

Luckily I've never had wheel problems so I am not sure it would work... sounds good in theory, but I'd be skeptical.
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I used a hammer, file, steel, wool, and polish.... but then again i'm replacing them soon so it doesn't really matter... no shimmy here.... i sugest a new Rim becaust itis an m5 and i just have a $500 87 635.... do it right the first time!

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your better alternative is to find a good used one... labor on wheel truing prolly costs more than a good used wheel.

you can use the bent one for a spare tire if anything.
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