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Old 08-09-2011, 08:46 PM
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3 piece rim repair

I have a crack on my front inner rim and I want to know my options.
Welding?
rim repair shop?
replace inner rim?

Anyone ever spit a 3 piece rim apart and replace the inner rim?

any advise would be appreciated

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:51 PM
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i had a crack on my inner front wheel i purchased my car. a wheel shop in houston was able to weld it and it has not leaked yet.
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You can just buy and replace the inner barrel...

B.Gorman over in the wheel forum is a great guy to work with and could definitely help you out.
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I have used Wheel Collision in PA for all my Wheel issues. These guys fix everything my wife breaks and more.They are not cheap but the work they do is worth it alone.
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+1 This for sure!! PM him..
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The problem with welding any wheel but steel, is that it creates a stress point, to which the facture will occur again given enough stress.
Trust me, I know. It's better just to swap out the inner barrel, in the long run.

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I actually had the same issue and PM Bill. He was very helpful and fast with his recommendation. I too have a crack on the inner lip. Previously I had already fixed the crack once and fixed two slight bends on the same wheel. Since it was the second crack, I decided to replace the inner barrel. I am sending it to HRE to get it repaired. The local wheel repair shop wanted $150 to replace the inner barrel. I dont know if I can trust one made in China.
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We are one of the few wheel companies that have our own repair and refinishing centers. If you need any help feel free to contact us directly.

We want to be able to service our customers before and after the sale.
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Lots of great help guys - Thank you.
Exactly the help I needed - thanks for the names and offers.
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B. Gorman is a mad scientist!!!
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He is definitely the guy you wanna talk too!!
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