Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 22:40:07 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Can dented alloy rims be straightened?

Sounds interesting, but I heard that you cannot "un-bend" an alloy wheel, without risking failure due to metal fatigue. The concept comes from aluminum alloys being brittle and that flexing the metal back could break the piece off. If this is not true, I have two alloy rims I would like to have fixed and re-used. wrote: > Steve, > > I just bought a 89' 9000CD with a bent wheel. It is the optional Saab > diamond design wheel and was bent on the inner side of the wheel. We took a > large hammer to it on the floor with the bent side up and supporting the > wheel and tire with both feet. I did this with air in the tire and put it > back on the car several times to spin it and check it. I was able to remove > most of the dent and I could only feel a very slight viberation at road > speeds. I rotated that wheel to the back to solve the problem. There are > wheel shops that do a professional job for about $180.00 or you might try a > local independent Saab shop for a used replacement. Prices I've found here > in the midwest run from $80.00 to $100.00, and of course don't forget the > classified section of the Saabnet. > > Good Luck, > > Ken > '87 900S > '89 9000CD > '92 900T Convertable > > Stephen Mannino wrote in message ... > >I drive a '97 900 SE Turbo, and during the last year I've hit two pot-holes > >resulting in two slightly out of round alloy rims. Can these rims be > >straightened? Is there a company that can do it? I'm located in New > >Jersey. Thanks. > > > >Steve Mannino > > > >

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