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      03-02-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Is Rim Pro still the preferred place to send a bent rim or was there someplace else? Bent one Tighty Whitey yesterday from a pothole that was lurking in a small lake covering the road. It's bad enough that I'm surprised it held air.
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I had a bent rim on my Crown Vic that was slowly leaking air (you know you must have hit a nice pothole when you bend a wheel with 225/60/16 tires...), and had it fixed at Rim and Wheel Works.
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It is kind of in an industrial-looking area, but they were nice and the rim was fine afterwards. They seemed to be a family-owned joint. Apparently they are also a Tirerack sponsored installer, if that makes a difference.
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      03-02-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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i had a good experience at rim & wheel. ask about the bmwcca discount, it's good for ~10% iirc

i was also very happy with rimpro in tewksbury. might be a little far for you tho. pretty sure they also do the cca discount
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I had a set of Volks fixed at RimPro, worked out prettty well.
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Eina is a sweetheart @ Rim & Wheel Works, but RimPro also does great work. One thing about R&WW is that if they already have one fixed, in stock, you don't even have to wait. They'll just give you that one.

It used to be a hundred to fix a wheel. I wonder if that stuff is getting cost prohibitive these days. I know that refinishing it on top of straightening put the cost at darned close to a new replacement cost.
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Thanks guys. I'll probably go to rim & wheel since it has 3 votes. This is one of the Enkei Tarmacs and will be hard, if not impossible, to replace brcause it is a competition rim (low production volume) and out of production. So, I'd like to get it fixed if it can be fixed. Two days later and its still holding air.
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good luck miguel. i'd make sure you let them know you do AX...unfortunately a repaired wheel is never as strong as a new one
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There is a place right off 91 south in windsor. quick silver is believe is the name.
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Tom has suggested that all wheel work goes to Boston. All local he has seen has been poor at best.
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I had my performance rims done locally. came out ok. once i get my summers back on I have to do a stock rim and will do it locally again. not worth the hassle to me!
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they should rename the city as such. Its a dump
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RimPro are pretty legit, I have had numerous wheels straightened from there and they were all about 90% - 95% fixed..
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