Repair or replace wheels?

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Repair or replace wheels?

Postby matthew-m » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:37 am

I am debating whether to repair my Enkei wheels or replace them. Does anyone have experience with wheel repair services?

Is it feasible to repair a bent wheel, or is it a case of 'once its bent, the strength is lost' and potholes will continue to bend the repaired wheel?

Thanks in advance for all opinions!
Matthew Metoyer
2007 Silver MX-5 PRHT, 6-speed Manual, Sport Package, Roadstersport Street Single w/Baffle, FCM Coilovers - "GT" setup with KBO & Ripple Reducer, Kosei K4R 16x6.5 wheels, Goodwin Underbody Braces
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Re: Repair or replace wheels?

Postby Captaincrunch » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:30 am

I repaired my RPF1 with a bent lip (still holds air, just looks horrible). It's my track wheel so I always inspect them like I do with brakes and fluids.

So far so good. Wheel balances good without extra weights and the new finish made my other 3 look like trash.
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