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All four alloy wheels declared 'bent' - no noticeable wobbling

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Abhiteamfiat, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. cooltaurean

    cooltaurean Amatore

    I think it is possible to correct bent alloys. I know of 1 such place in Thane /Mumbai who do this. But since you guys r in chennai it won't be useful I guess.

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  2. Linear

    Linear Amatore

    It is possible, but not advisable.
  3. Rockordie

    Rockordie Timido

    I have a Punto MJD, even I have the same complaint with 3 of my wheels. I consulted 3 wheel experts, one of them is Vijay wheel Alignment in JP nagar. He suggested me to keep the wheel balanced every 8-10k and keep using. The moment u try to remove a bend from an alloy it further weakens them. Hence he suggested as long as there is no crack in alloys and wheels are well balanced its not a problem. After that I ve driven more than 20000 Kms. Holds good.
    wobbles a bit above 140 .. Very minimal .
    10kfor one alloy is expensive to handle.....
  4. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    Get them for Kawa for almost 50% of that cost, just in case you need new OE alloy wheels.
  5. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

    Repairing and truing bent alloys is an expert task requiring special skills and sophisticated equipment. I doubt if any of the FASS will be able to handle it.

  6. anrad73

    anrad73 Amatore

    Thane, India
    There is a Company by the name Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of India | Home I got one of my bent alloywheels repaired by them and till date had no issues.. I was charged INR 4000 + 400 (for wheel balancing).. Saved atleast INR 6000 if I had gone in for a new Alloy at FIAT..

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    Unfortunately, this is only in Thane at the moment..
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013
  7. anrad73

    anrad73 Amatore

    Thane, India
    BTW, they currently provide services in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan
  8. viveksonkhla

    viveksonkhla Amatore

    Noida, India
    Linea T-Jet
    Take your car to an Alloy wheel expert shop... they will fix this in few hundred rupees.... all bent alloy wheels can be repaired if the damage is not extensive... which I understand is not much in your case...Remember at TASS a service adviser's job is to get you billed for more.... they are paid incentive for that. So they come up with innovative ideas.. I once remember a FIAT service adviser telling me to get my car's ECU scanned for virus....I asked him... "ek baat bata...kya tum logon ko customer chutiya lagta hai...sale virus kahan se ayega isme ...yeh network pe nahi hai...USB jo lagi hai woh media player se connected hai... toh virus hawa se aya hoga."
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  9. pammuluvcars

    pammuluvcars Regolare

    Linea OEM alloys are very bad quality. My 2010 November Linea's all 4 alloys are bent. I had to change my one alloy once after an i20 hit on the wheel and the alloy got a crack on it. My tyres r ready for replacement. I was thinking of changing alloys as well. I dont wanna buy alloys from FIAT as from my experience I know that they make very low quality alloys. Which other alloys you guys suggest. In terms of looks and quality, please suggest.
  10. livelyyoungman

    livelyyoungman Regolare

    Linea 1.3

    After market alloys are good - but still spigot rings are needed for a comfortable ride. But unfortunately, here in Chennai they are not available.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013

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