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Old 03-25-2013, 04:15 PM
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Bent 2 Rims

So i've had my aftermarket wheels for about 3000 miles and managed to bend both passgener front and rear wheels.

I have hit a pothole or two here in San Diego but nothing that made me pull over and say "sh*t I hope my rims are ok". I must say I have not been impressed with the quailty of my wheels...

ANYHOW.. Has anyone ever had bent rims repaired? I went two several repair shops and they all stated they heat the rim and bend them back into place. My concern is that they said the finsh might turn yellow since they are polished and clear coated. Anyone ever had a rim of this type repaired? How does the clearcoat look when resprayed?

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You could easily spend more having them trued than you paid for them. If they were expensive aftermarkets, say BBS, repair might make sense. What are they?
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AG M368...

As a disclaimer this is my personal experience with this brand. They may be a perfectly good wheel brand however I've had bad luck with them thus far. I do not intend to bad mouth the company in any way...

The repair cost is actually cheaper than replacing both rims.. Im concerned about the look and finish after
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A shame. The M368's are a good looking wheel.

Good luck on the repairs.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:38 PM
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The rims are 20 staggered set up. They are an amazing looking rim... I went to the rim repair shop here in san diego and the owner gave me a tour and told me the process of how he would repair both rims. I feel pretty confident that they will come out close to the orginal finish when they are done.
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Why don't you see if AG can recommend a place or repair the wheels. They are HQ'd in SoCal.

By the way, I had AG M310s and bent one. I don't recall hitting anything either.
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Why don't you see if AG can recommend a place or repair the wheels. They are HQ'd in SoCal.

By the way, I had AG M310s and bent one. I don't recall hitting anything either.
I notice a lot of cars on the road (not just BMWs) where at least one rim is bent and the driver is clueless.

I saw a Honda Civic with the standard steel wheels and the left front was bent and wobbling.

The steering has to vibrate like hell.
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AG did tell me about a repair shop but I found one here in San Diego that seems pretty legit. They have good customer service but my personal experience with the rims is that they seem a little soft. Maybe im wrong
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