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From digest.v5.n594 Thu Nov 21 20:10:13 1996
From: "Lindley, Brandon" <C392861_at_MDCPO18.LB.MDC.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 07:37:00 PST
Subject: Bent Wheel

In response to:

>I have bent one wheel on my IX and would like to hear from
>anyone with personal experience in getting a bent wheel repaired. I'm a
>little uneasy picking a repair company from the advertisements in a car
>mag without a personal reference.

>        Thank you,
> Jim Troy (88IX with a bent rim)

A few weeks ago, a 4x4 post jumped out in front of me in the rode. I swerved, but I think it jumped again and caught the inside of my front left wheel. Darn. I took a look at the wheel but didn't see any noticable damage, except for a new, annoying shimmy. I took it to one of those quick tire change places and had them throw it on their balancing machine. That wheel shook like a wet Labrador. I found a shop in West Hollywood that seemed reasonable (had no recommendation). The shop was pretty seedy, but after driving an hour and 45 minutes in traffic, there was no way I was taking that bent wheel home. A few days later, I picked up my wheel and left behind $150. Pretty good deal considering the price of a new wheel. It looked great, and I haven't had a problem whatsoever with it. I'm sure there are many good shops around the country for wheel repair, but if you're in the LA area, I'd recommend Tru Wheel. Their phone # is 1-800-FIX-A-RIM. You can take a look at their web page too for some samples.

Good luck.

Brandon T. Lindley
'93 325iC From digest.v5.n594 Thu Nov 21 20:10:13 1996
From: Bob Dillon <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 08:04:24 -0800
Subject: Bent wheels iX

I have used the Guys at 800-341-1501 in Grand Praire TX. $95 + UPS return shipping and a 48 hour turn around. Less $ and faster service than the competition. The wheels (I sent 2) came back looking good as new and they guarantee their work.

If anyone in the San Diego area has a great, economical, ethical shop for maintenance work I would appreciate a referral.

Bob Dillon
91 325 iX 39K miles

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