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Re: Wheels - Can they be fixed with confidence???
You can get what I consider to be a very nice-looking set of MSW (BBS
mesh lookalikes) at the Tire Rack for a little over $400 (I'm not sure of
the actual price - I know they have a "package" advertised with the MSW
15X7 wheels and 205/60/15 Bridgestones? for around $560). I'd call and
get some brand new ones for all that hassle. Unless, of course, you're
really attached to yours. Tire Rack in a great deal IMHO.
Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart
On Fri, 1 Dec 1995, Eric Schumacher wrote:
> The wheels on my 86 4kCSQ are not up to par (i.e. round). They have two
> flat spots on them from unexpected potholes. They are in use daily (not
> that much damage). The damage is not noticable unless spun on the
> balancer and a reference point is used.
> My question: Can they be repaired? I have found a shop that will repair
> them, but tempered metals are sensitive to being messed with (according my
> Materials Science profs). Has anyone had this type work done? Anyone
> have or know of good wheels for less than $100 each (repairs est at $125
> per wheel).
> Clarification: Two wheels have flat spots - one on each.
> Eric SChumacher