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KEP3 10-11-2019 08:16 PM

Smooth wheel rims possible?
 
On my 2008 Redline I kept losing air in two of the tires. The local tire dealer said the one with the worse leak was leaking around the TPS gasket so I replaced all four. Two weeks later the same two tires are still losing air - 5 lbs from one and 3 lbs from the other. The other two were spot on.

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The rims, especially the rear one, look as though the prior owner blew the tires right off and rode on bare wheels.

Can the wheels be saved or do I look for replacements?

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RedOne07 10-12-2019 09:49 AM

Re: Smooth wheel rims possible?
 
Your tire guy should have refused working on them. They should be scrapped.

KEP3 10-12-2019 08:57 PM

Re: Smooth wheel rims possible?
 
RedOne07, you are a real breath of stale air. :D Besides that, I was afraid that would be the answer. The tire dealer is supposed to be reputable in this part of Ohio.
Thank you much. Now to decide if a set I found at car-part are worth getting.

KEP3 10-15-2019 02:50 PM

Re: Smooth wheel rims possible?
 
[QUOTE=RedOne07;2307972]Your tire guy should have refused working on them. They should be scrapped.[/QUOTE]

PS - You were right as rain. Per one of the best wheel repair shops the wheels are chromed aluminum. In order to fix the scuffing they'd have remove the chrome, grind & polish, then rechrome. Since I can get a pair of wheels for around $350, I think I'll do that.

BTW - The part code for chromed aluminum wheels is PD5. For polished aluminum, it's QF8.


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