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Old 12-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
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New tire is on. Wheel "hammered" back into shape. car seems no worse for wear aside from a slight pull to the right when under power. I'm guessing mismatched tire pressures, as I run the car at 40-42psi, and I'm guessing the tire shop put the new one at 30-35psi.

Found a new wheel cover on eBay for $25+shipping. Hopefully it will be here next week sometime.

Probably going to pickup that fullsize spare kit posted above, assuming the budget committee (wife) approves the purchase. The fullsize spare on my Yukon (and her Audi) have spoiled me. The last few times something like this has happened it's not been a super rush to fix it.
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How'd they do on the wheel? How much did you save by doing that opposed to getting a new wheel?
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The wheel looks fine. I'm guessing they used a block of wood and a hammer to bend it back into shape. I couldn't find any tooling marks on it, and can't find where it was bent. Not sure what the price on a new one would've been. No idea on cost savings as I haven't looked up the price of a wheel/tire combo, and I'm going ahead with the fullsize spare plan anyway (at $150+shipping) When I get the fullsize spare, that previously unbent wheel will go on the front, and the previously bent one will be used as the spare.
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Alright. How much did they charge you to straighten it then?
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Alright. How much did they charge you to straighten it then?
Free of charge....I think. New tire, with road hazard, on the rim and out the door was $155.72.....Wheel was straightened in the process.

TirePros (Jacks) in Greenville, IN did the work.
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Depends on severity of wheel damage. If a soft deform with no cuts or rips in the steel I have carefully rerolled the edge back out to match rest of wheel, thrown it back on car and drove it until car finally wore out.
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