On my car i have a set of 17" boyd coddingtons and one of them is bent. I dont mean it has a bent lip, i mean it doesn't run true, has a slight side to side motion. Is ther anywhere that can fix this or do i have to buy another $300 wheel?
How did it get bent?When your dealing with something bent remember every action has to have an equal but opposite action so the chances of making it straight again are slim and it also depends on how much runout there is,Stockton wheel company in calif might be able to fix it if its not too bad. good luck
Im not actually sure how it got bent! I didn't even know until i had it on a chasis dyno and a buddy saw it moving. The only time i could think of was when i accidentally did a 180 (road was wet) but i didn't hit the curb or anything. somebody told me that evey set of Boyds they had seen came with one rim with slight run out. i haven't heard anything like this but there are not very many people that run boyds here. i only know of one other set in town.
Another thing you need to check is the axle,make sure there is no runout there,while you have the wheel off take it a get it spun on a balance machine and see for yourself how bad it is,Then like sicsD8 said call boyd,or D-wayne,or boyds X somebody to get a new one.
There is a fix-it aluminum wheel company out on thw web that advertises in our car mag's in the back where the little ad's are at.
I think it is like $100 or so to fix one.
Please look into it if you think it will cost more to go Boyds then to fix it..
And my son is in on an Eclipse wheel class action suit if not mistaken b/c he had two bent on his car and one so bad it wouldn't hold air!!
It's going to be interesting if he ever gets anything out of Mitsubishi(Sp?) over it..
And I have told him, time and time again, NOT to buy a car that isn't listed in the big "Consumer Report" mag's car issue b/c if it isn't brand new, they aren't reporting their problems to NHTSA right!!
It all depends on how bad its bent,but probably not by the time you pay machine shop prices to chuck it up in a lathe and check runout and then try to get it straight you could probably get a replacement swap it out in an hour or so and be done.
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