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This is a discussion on slight bent within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; would you guys buy this wheel with that slight bent in it i can get a great deal on them ...

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    slight bent

    lip_ding-1-.jpg would you guys buy this wheel with that slight bent in it i can get a great deal on them 2 fronts are like this rears are perfect

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    As long as it is only the lip that is bent, and not down into the area where the bead seats, it will not create any vibrations or ride issues. These types of bends are usually easy to fix using a block of soft wood (pine), a hammer and a little patience.

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    the guy said it holds air with no problem think im gonna get them all 4 for under 400 bucks seems good deal to me

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    I've driven on a wheel like that before with no issue. As long as it holds air, I'd say you're fine. As mentioned, you can easily take it to a fabrication shop (or if you're comfortable yourself) to repair it and beat it back out straight. You have to be a little more careful with AL wheels though as opposed to steel. AL with crack a lot easier if not done properly.

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    I would agree, if the wheels are in as good condition as the picture shows, that is a good deal!

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    Looks fine to me. Snatch them up.

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    I actually have a set of TTII's that were bent in a similar way when hitting a pothole. They had no issues holding air after that, but bent the lip on 2 on the wheels. I have yet to fix the bends, but I have been considering trying it soon. Should I use a regular hammer on wood or a rubber mallet?

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    This is how I've read to do it...

    Use heat. Light a propane torch and set to full bore (meaning you have more of a blue flame than a yellow or orange one). Then, carefully heat the damaged lip of the rim. Heat for approximately two to three minutes at a time. Turn off the torch and quickly place a wood board against the rim. Hammer the wood board against the damaged lip. Turn the torch on again, heat the lip, place the board in place and hammer. Continue until the lip returns to its original shape.

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