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    Dam and Blast! Cracked rim! - MV2 18 x 8.5j...

    Hey guys, been noticing a bit of a wobbly steering wheel of late, and very recently what I thought was a slow puncture... turns out it's actually a cracked rim!
    nice big crack from the inside of the wheel, perhaps an inch long. :(
    Balls.

    Had a look through fleebay, with a couple of viable options, but figured it was worth asking you boys if you have any good sources to buy a rim? - Or perhaps if any of you are looking to get rid of one!

    It's a rear MV2, 18", the 8.5j one...

    Thanks in advance fellas, and suggestions would be appreciated.
    Yeah yeah, I'll fix my Sig soon......

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    Get it welded

    Paul at 1stClassAlloys in Lichfield welded a couple for me on my E93, IIRC charged about 40 w/o paint.
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    Do you reckon? I don't know if I'd trust it in future!

    Suppose it's definitely worth looking at least temporarily....

    Thanks. There's a local place that does refurbs so I'll drop in and see if they can do it...
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    If it's done properly, stressed metal cut out, then what's the worst ? It might crack again. I never had an issue with any welds cracking on the ones I had welded. The rear 225M's I ran for about 30k miles had 5 welds in total
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    Welds are stronger than the original metal.
    Providing they do it right there should be no problem.

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    Weld it, Paul return from his holiday in Spain on Monday....

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    Thanks guys, so, who is Paul? And how do i get in touch with him? Reckon I'll get it welded for now and keep an eye out for a cheap replacement....

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    2 of mine are welded and no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolishbean69 View Post
    Thanks guys, so, who is Paul? And how do i get in touch with him? Reckon I'll get it welded for now and keep an eye out for a cheap replacement....
    1srt Class Alloys, Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

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