Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:24:11 -0500
From: <>
Subject: Re: Can dented alloy rims be straightened?

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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