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    After my visit to the garage this week resulting in the information that my passenger side rear wheel is buckled, i'm stuck to know what to do. Should i get my old wheel heat treated and straightened out (£60) or should i just buy a new wheel (£105). Is there any disadvantage to getting the old one straightened out?

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    Me I would go for the new wheel. you know you are 100% ok then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWilko View Post
    After my visit to the garage this week resulting in the information that my passenger side rear wheel is buckled, i'm stuck to know what to do. Should i get my old wheel heat treated and straightened out (£60) or should i just buy a new wheel (£105). Is there any disadvantage to getting the old one straightened out?
    I'd its done right mate carnt see a problem
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    i would of thought heating the wheel could make it weaker wouldn`t it. I`m no expert but I`d go with a new one or at least have a look on an internet auction site

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    i had my wheel cracked due to a pothole on the road and had it repaired - £45 - theres not a bit off difference to the way my car is driving.

    i have put the repaired wheel on the rear of the car, but theres no vibration etc coming through from it.

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    Iam a tyre fitter have been for 11 years now .. Theres no need to buy a new wheel just get it strightend and properly balanced and it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lldrew View Post
    Iam a tyre fitter have been for 11 years now .. Theres no need to buy a new wheel just get it strightend and properly balanced and it will be fine.
    handy to know mate............

    but yea repaired correctly will be fine, had mine welded up- £10 each wheel and an extra £5 if two cracks on one wheel.............however never had a wheel straightened

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    Make sure you get a receipt for the repair work
    This will be covered by a 12 month warranty

    Also, ask the repair agent for the serial number stamped into to
    If there isn't one, ask them to apply one (they may charge up to an additional £10 for this)

    The original tyre can then be refitted, but it will require rebalancing afterwards
    Keep a note of which wheel position this wheel is in
    If an issue arises in the future then you can refer back to the repair agent, plus having the wheel serial number or stamp they applied will help identify and confirm it was this wheel

    Personally, I would have this wheel refitted to the front of the car, which will then wear out the existing tyre
    You will then also be able to feel any issue with balancing immediately (as wheels out of balance on the rear cannot always be felt and/or heard)

    I had a similar issue when I struck a concrete block on the M80
    As it was this wheel was on the nearside front anyway and has since been on the offside rear, and is now back on the nearside front
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    Buy a new one... Keep the other as a decent spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Buy a new one... Keep the other as a decent spare.
    Ha ha, if i did that i'd end up buying a new one then think 'wellit's only £60 i may as well have it repaired for a spare. Costing me more than originally planned

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