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Old 11-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Any good places for wheel straightening?

Fantastic news about those rims I bought, went to get them installed and balanced. Turns out at least two of them are severely bent. So now to find the money to have them straightened.

Any suggestions for places to try? Or just sell them and start the hunt over?


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Some tire and rim places might be able to straighten them. When I got my svt wheels one was a lil bent and a tire shop fixed it for 60 so u just gotta call around and ask. There are millions in houston or google it lol
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I would google wheel repair.

I've seen several trucks running around houston that advertise wheel/rim repair.

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how bad is it? is it something you can bang out?
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If you want it repaired corectly, I'd take it to a reputable place. I've had first hand experyience with Sabs and Wheels America, and they did pretty good jobs at wheels. Repaired my buddies Leon hardritts there and some 22's had on the truck.

http://www.damagedwheel.com/home.html
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Some tire and rim places might be able to straighten them. When I got my svt wheels one was a lil bent and a tire shop fixed it for 60 so u just gotta call around and ask. There are millions in houston or google it lol
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And where was this? Looking around places are telling me straightening starts at $85. And I am thinking I might as well find someone who can install lowering springs as well and kill two bird with one stone.
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Some place in pasadena where i live but i dont have the number but if u just call places and ask then u should be able to find a good price.
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And where was this? Looking around places are telling me straightening starts at $85. And I am thinking I might as well find someone who can install lowering springs as well and kill two bird with one stone.
Lowering springs are the easiest thing in the world to install. I've done five suspensions on focuses so pm me and ill help You out, just rent a spring compressor from autozone. Its a 50 dollar deposit and you get it back when your done.


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^^ive done about six lol
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Lowering springs are the easiest thing in the world to install. I've done five suspensions on focuses so pm me and ill help You out, just rent a spring compressor from autozone. Its a 50 dollar deposit and you get it back when your done.


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Now I have been reading around about caster and camber when installing lowering springs. The way it has been explained to me makes it seem like something i should be worried about. Is it?

Regardless, I have decided to put the lowering on the to-do-later list until I get these wheels straightened.
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