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    Can You Fix Buckled Wheels??

    I have a set of 18's that i bought cheap off ebay and have had refurbished for my coupe turbo. They are 5x112 et 45 and i have wobbly nuts and spigot rings fitted but there is still a bad shaking 60mph and above

    When i was fitting the tyres onto them i found that 2 had slight buckles in them and a 3rd had a fairly big buckle!!

    What i wanna know is can i get the wheels de-buckled safely to as new condition or should i just strip the tyres off, accept the loss of the cost of refurb and try to claim back my money form the guy i bought them off (only £150 and i know where he lives!!) as there was nothing on the ebay listing to say they were buckled nor did he care to mention it when i collected them!!

    Not happy and need to start clearing my debts with a little one on the way, not add to them with things that arent my fault!!

    Rant over all help much appreciated
    Zaffy VXR on the beat

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    yeah one of my 17s on my old mk3 was badly buckled, got if straightened for 30 quid.
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    i am led to bealeave that if u get them repaired they will not be as strong as they should be ,therefore will be prone to breaking i may be wrong but this is what i was advised, mabe the balancing or tracking mite be off either thought of getting these checked??
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Had balancing done but not tracking this will be done Monday.

    Struggling to find anywhere down near me that will fix buckled wheels and not just re-furb them

    Anyone got any ideas or its back to 17's for me!!
    Zaffy VXR on the beat

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    Anyone?


    Dont know what to do atm!!
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    I had a Vx 18" Mk5 "Penta" wheel fixed. It was badly flat spotted and the rim was out of alignment with the hub. It took the guy quite a while to fix the problem, the flat spot was no real problem but the distortion in the rim took some sorting out.

    It cost me £45 which included respraying in Shadow Titanium. He also said it was a myth about them not being as strong after, they ain't very strong in the first place

    My contact was in Scunthorpe though which is little use to you I'm afraid.
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    No worries at least i know it can be done, i love these rims and my 17's tyres are already gone!!

    Just have to get the yellow pages out and ring some companies

    Cheers Oddjob
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