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    does getting a snowflake alloy welded up mean they are just as secure as original or are you just on borrowed time with it looking to buy some 19" but they have two cracks in ????

    cheers lads

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    Personally I wouldnt touch a wheel that has been welded. You will never truly know how well the weld has penetrated the metal.

    Also, you can often find that the welding itself can cause other weeknesses due to the heat in a localised area.

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    One of my Snowflake tyres started to deflate slowly and it was caused by a crack in the wheel. had it welded and was still going strong after 20k miles until i sold the car.

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    Depends on how the weld is done. Had my wheels repaired professionally the cracks v out and filled and welded at the proper temperature and was told the actual weld will be stronger than the rest of the wheel ran the wheels on my old heavy signum v6 cdti with out any issues

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    i have seen yours mate if you were closer i would of had them off you but its getting them from scotland thats my problem

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    If done correctly to the correct weld procedures with the correct filler material the weld will be stronger than the parent material.

    The tricky bit is finding someone who has the skills and knowledge and equipment to do it correctly.

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    There is an obvious design weekness in the wheels. I heard that some of the BMW wheels were also prone to cracking. BMW have always denied there were a problem with those wheels. Has Vauxhall ever admitted there was a prolem with the snowies??

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