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Old 29-08-2008   #1
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Angry Alloy wheel buckled

I need a new alloy for my 2003 Mk2b Active sport, they look a little different to sporting alloys i think,
I went to get this annoying vibration through the steering wheel checked today i thought it was the balencing but it turns out the front left wheel is buckled!!

I cant really afford a new one so i havnt checked the price from fiat, does anyone have one sitting around that they want to sell/ could sell??

Or if someone could point me in the right direction of where to get a new one, that would be great. Cheers!
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

I take it you've checked the classifieds (up there) to see if anyone is selling the same wheels?

Edit: Pics would help
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

Theres a pic of one
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

The one on the classfields of the black sporting, the alloys look different
But the Grande sporting wheels look nice, i wonder what size they are and if they would fit
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

Looks like 175/65r15's from what I can read on the tyre so should fit nicely
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

hmmm the look nice but are they really worth 200, i just wanted one new alloy
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

You'll be lucky to just find one tbh, they do look fairly unique. Obviously try fleabay but the problem you'll have anywhere is that people will be selling sets of 4 as they will be upgrading all of them at once

Edit: Oh, and I would pay 200 as the rubber has only covered 4k and there seems to be no obvious kerbing. You'll be lucky to get a set of decent looking wheels for less, even without rubber
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

hmm this kinda sucks, i really don't have that much money at the moment
Do you reckon it will damage the car at all if i leave it for a while?
It only really vibrates the steering wheel at 70mph+
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

is there no chance of a repair? there's a place just up the road from you in flaunden that might be able to help
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whats the name of this 'place' lol and i thought most people dont repair buckled wheels?
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

bjv engineering, they do full on refurbs, and like i said "might" but since it's close worth a try, i'm thinking to hand them a set of the tubs alloys to do

http://www.wheelrefurbishing.com/index.htm

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http://www.alloywheelrepairs.net/

seem to be able to do ripped wheels!
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

hmm they seem a little pricey, im going to email them, it might just be worth getting those fairly new alloys off the classfields
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

Ive just dropped off my car at bjv engineering, you didnt tell me that the roads getting there were soo bad! lol
They are charging me 110 to fully refurb the front two wheels, i thought i'd do that instead of just getting the buckle out seeing as they were going to charge 60.
Ill repost some pics of the finished result
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

Good luck Singh - Get some pics of your refurb for us to get a look at.
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Re: Alloy wheel buckled

Buckled wheels usually cannot be refurbed IIRC. If the tyre is good go to a dealer and buy a single alloy you may be pleasantly surprised. Probably about 80.

Failing that get a whole set of mk2a Sporting alloys (I got the whole set WITH tyres for 50!!). I then got the painted and they look the nuts IMO:-

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