Damaged wheel

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by br0ke, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. br0ke

    br0ke Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I bought this wheel from Ebay with the intention of replacing the 18" rims with 16" for the winter. It was brand new and advertised with a couple of little marks. When it arrived it is obvious that some numpty has dropped it. There is a 1" flat spot at the top of the rim. It probably didn't, but could have happened in transit and it was not very expensive.

    Question - Do I bin it, try a gentle repair or live with it?

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  2. Crazyjester900

    Crazyjester900 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    complain to Ebay, get your money back first..

    Why are you buying 16" RIMS?
     
  3. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Club Veteran

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    I'd live with that, I doubt it will cause you any trouble.
     
  4. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Club Veteran

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    It's more reasonable to complain to the seller before involving ebay.
     
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    tlzeebub Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Personally i'd live with it and stick it on the back of the car
     
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    Crazyjester900 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    you guys give up too easily
     
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    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That's distorted and potentially dangerous!!!!!

    Get your money back and get another one from elsewhere
     
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    br0ke

    br0ke Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the replies. It was only £14 so not worth getting upset over.

    I want to take the 18" off over the winter and put on some grippier winter tyres like Nokian. I just don't like the idea of trying to get up and down hills in the ice. My 5-series was bad enough with 17" 245/45's on the rear so 255/35's are probably pushing it.
    Plus it will give the AMG's a rest from the salty roads so they may last a little longer.

    I think I will gently knock out the rim to see if I can make it more round. It needs painted the same colour as the other ones anyway.
     
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    The Dent Guy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Block of wood........and a lump hammer........go easy.

    Job done.
     
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