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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bent XR8 17" Rim Repair

I inadvertently ran over a Silent Cop in Drummoyne a few weeks ago, and on getting new tyres fitted they told me I had bent a rim quite badly - to the point of having to get a new one.

(I want to bleet expletives now - that's the first effing Silent Cop I've seen - or didn't see in this case - in over 10 years! )

At least now I have an Alloy Spare, even if it is slightly out of shape. It's been to sydney and back a few times over the past few months, so it only gives a mild vibration at highway speeds when it's on the back. I'd imagine it would give quite a kick if I put it on the front.

Does anyone know of any places in Newcastle or Sydney that repair bent alloy rims? Is a repair of this type even possible?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 02:10 PM
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Re: Bent XR8 17" Rim Repair

I wouldnt bother, the 17 inch rims are that popular now you should be able to buy 1 or 2 cheap somewhere.... If you can't find one ring up Wheelking, they sell them www.wheelking.com.au..
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Re: Bent XR8 17" Rim Repair

What is a Silent Cop!!?

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Re: Bent XR8 17" Rim Repair

Silent cops are those metal lumps they put at intersections so you dont cut the corner. (I think?)

And yeah, i havent seen one in a very long time.

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