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post #1 of 15 Old 01-04-2016, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bent Wheel Rim

I have ALuminum wheels on My Grand Cherokee Limited. I slid into a curb and bent a rim slightly, just enough to cause some wheel vibration at 70mph. I had it mounted in the rear so it wouldn't show in the steering at speed. Replacement cost is high but I've read that bent aluminum wheels can be straightened. Is this true, has anyone had it done ? And where would you go to have it fixed ?

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-04-2016, 09:50 PM
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I heard that wheel reconditioner service companies can do it. You can find one online

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post #3 of 15 Old 01-05-2016, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Charley, I looked and found just one in the local area. Going to visit them and see whay they can do.
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Thanks Charley, I looked and found just one in the local area. Going to visit them and see whay they can do.
Please let me know how it goes. I have some aluminum wheels I might want to have reconditioned. They have a few dents in the rim area.

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BTW - wheel reconditioner service companies not only recondition wheels, they also often sell wheels. So they're a good source for used wheels in reasonably good condition.

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What wheel do you have? I'm curious because it might be possible to find a new one for same money as you could have one reconditioned.

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I'm not sure of the Jeep number but have found two vendors listing it as a 9054. One, showing a price of $215, is out of stock and the other sells it for $275 (plus shipping ??). So I had intended to use that as my guide.
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-06-2016, 04:25 PM
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Search Craigslist and Ebay for "jeep 16 wheels" if you have a 16" wheel. Use 15 or 17 if that's what you have. Also search them using part number.

I did this yesterday and found new, reconditioned, and used wheels for good prices. It's also a good way to locate sellers and reconditioners.

I found 4 new in the box 16 x 7, 5.25" BS Jeep Icon wheels for half price compared to a Jeep dealership and a similar price as a typical aftermarket wheel.

I also found reconditioned wheels in good condition for same prices as used wheels on Jeep forums.

You can also find used wheels on any Jeep forum or 4x4 forum, but don't buy used wheels unless you can visually inspect them before buying. IME a lot of forum sellers lie about condition.

Both times that I bought used wheels from JF members (classified section) they told me they were in good condition other than a few minor scratches. When they arrived they had gouges and dents from rock crawling and were a total rip off.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-06-2016, 04:37 PM
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I'm not sure of the Jeep number but have found two vendors listing it as a 9054. One, showing a price of $215, is out of stock and the other sells it for $275 (plus shipping ??). So I had intended to use that as my guide.
On Ebay I found new aluminum Jeep wheels for $125 ea + $40 shipping (the catch is you must buy 4). Lots of reconditioned wheels for $125 + shipping. Used wheels for $99.

I wouldn't buy used. To likely to be scraped up.

Buy new or reconditioned.

BTW - in 5 min I located 2 wheel reconditioners in my Ebay wheel search.

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post #10 of 15 Old 01-10-2016, 04:31 PM
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Is your spare the same wheel. If so, could always mount it and used damaged as a spare, or buy basic steel rim of same size for the spare.

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jhanna - I like that idea. Since my tire set is new, and the spare has never been used, it would be a good trade. The bent rim is not bent so bad that it can't be used everyday, it's just an irritant from the slight vibration at high speeds. Use as a spare should be fine. I did find a used one at $65 that's supposedly in good shape with only slight scrapes ... but I have no way of tested it for symmetry and it's an as-is sale. Spare switch out it will be !

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Beware of used wheels if you can't inspect them in person before buying. It's common for sellers to say slight scrapes when it's really huge gouges. It's difficult to tell from photos unless they're really good photos.

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Did u search Ebay?

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post #14 of 15 Old 01-12-2016, 06:38 PM
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jhanna - I like that idea. Since my tire set is new, and the spare has never been used, it would be a good trade. The bent rim is not bent so bad that it can't be used everyday, it's just an irritant from the slight vibration at high speeds. Use as a spare should be fine. I did find a used one at $65 that's supposedly in good shape with only slight scrapes ... but I have no way of tested it for symmetry and it's an as-is sale. Spare switch out it will be !

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We have 4 vehicles in our driveway and I can't remember the last time I've had to use a spare, at least over 10 years.

The new factory spare on my older F150 actually dry rotted because it had a different wheel and not white letter, and never got used. Had to trash a never used tire.

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-12-2016, 07:10 PM
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Tires are more reliable these days so they don't get flats very often

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