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Qube
02-27-2008, 06:27 PM
So I go down to remove the MAF from wife's Focus to clean, and notice a bent drivers wheel. She doesn't look surprised (strangely enough). It's most likely from a pothole. Given it's Made in China, lightweight, but cast 17"... probably cheaper to replace the set.

How much would a ballpark to be to fix a bend on the rim? Somehow she didn't notice any vibes? I'm going to drive it tonight after cleaning the MAF to see...

Qube
02-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Picture...

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shimajer
02-27-2008, 07:50 PM
I suggest you buy a new one if you can find one for cheap. Once you fix it, it's not the same anymore. And judging from the pic, that's a huge bent. You're looking at $200-300 to fix it.

Qube
02-27-2008, 07:57 PM
I suggest you buy a new one if you can find one for cheap. Once you fix it, it's not the same anymore. And judging from the pic, that's a huge bent. You're looking at $200-300 to fix it.

It will cost more to fix than replace one, but then since I can't find it on tire rack anymore, have to find a full set of 17s to preserve the tires...

propr'one
02-27-2008, 08:21 PM
carcone can probably fix that, my guess would be about 150-200$

it looks like a big bend, but its just in the lip, mostly cosmetic.

Redster
02-27-2008, 10:08 PM
If the bent doesn't go too deep into the wheel (width) it'll cost you between $120 and $140 ($20 more f they have to weld it), I just had this done recently.

I ended up buying one wheel and fixing the other one. In my case I paid $375 for one wheel but it's OEM.