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If you have a bent rim, chuck it. Don't even consider a "Repair" . Hitting something with enough force to cause that will usually make the entire wheel out of round, not detectable visually and a cosmetic repair is unwise IMO.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:09 AM   #22
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Perhaps a dumb question, but what does DQOTD stand for..??
LOL, I was wondering the same thing.
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If you have a bent rim, chuck it. Don't even consider a "Repair" . Hitting something with enough force to cause that will usually make the entire wheel out of round, not detectable visually and a cosmetic repair is unwise IMO.
We'll see. There's no visible ding unless it's on the inside. Very slow leak, and I'm told it may not leak in summer. And I'm not putting a new factory alloy rim on a 2007 Toyota...
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We'll see. There's no visible ding unless it's on the inside. Very slow leak, and I'm told it may not leak in summer. And I'm not putting a new factory alloy rim on a 2007 Toyota...
A tire shop can do a simple run out test or you might even feel it as vibration, especially on a front wheel.
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You can put a used wheel on it if you don't car to be bothered on checking the pressure every week. I had alloy rims on my old PT Cruiser that the tire shop could never seal. Something about the porosity of the aluminum casting.


Shops around here will do a free alignment check. It might be a good idea to get a 2nd opinion somewhere ese to keep the 1st guy honest.


But I too watch the tire wear and driving "feel" If I don't see any abnormal wear or feel anything strange, I don't bother checking alignment. No abnormal wear in 6 months and wanting to change tires in the next year? I think I'd wait for new tires and have it done then.
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