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RIM Bent [Pictures Included], Fix or Replace?

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So I went over a large pot hole a couple of weeks back. It was extremely bad got out immediately and checked and nothing seemed wrong so i just went my way carefully.

Lately I've been noticing that my steering wheel was a bit heavy and obviously recognized immediately that pothole totally ruined my alignment. so finally got some time and took it to Honda, I specifically asked them to look over my passenger side as I was worried that maybe its not just an alignment and something worse had happened (suspension damage possibly).

They came back to me and said the front and rear passenger side both the rims are bent. There is no air leaking but it needs to be replaced for $550 CAD (excluding tax) / each rim. I asked to look at it and apparently I'm not allowed in the back but they said it was bad and I shouldn't get it fixed.

I took out the rims myself today to see the damage and this is what I see, Front clearly a bit bend but from what they explained to me it was horrendous and clearly it is not AS BAD! granted i dont know much so this is where I need your help. Is this bad? would this need fixing/ or should I just suck it up and replace the rim totally? I've labeled it clearly which on is which but your input would be greatly appreciated.

As for the Rear one, I had to take a double look, i couldn't spot it at first but i do see something that doesn't seem right. I'm thinking of taking it to the RIM repair shop tomorrow but was hoping to reach out to you guys first to see if anybody had any experience.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I think it's totally repairable. That's not great, but still relatively minor I think.


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I think it's totally repairable. That's not great, but still relatively minor I think.

same the way they said it was no we can't repair it it needs to be replaced asap kind of thing. I'm glad I took it out to check because i was seriously considering buying 2 new rims just for this....i think so too it doesnt look AS bad should be fixable.
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same the way they said it was no we can't repair it it needs to be replaced asap kind of thing. I'm glad I took it out to check because i was seriously considering buying 2 new rims just for this....i think so too it doesnt look AS bad should be fixable.
I had a steel rim that was bent way worse that in your pictures and I still drove on it for over 5000 miles before buying a new one.

I'm not suggesting that you do this, you should still fix it ASAP. Since I'm pretty sure that that one bent rim f up the tire that was on there slightly. Since the tires were transferred onto my 16in alloys that are perfect in roundness, but still caused minor vibration (even after multiple, including road force balance). My 17in wheels are also perfect in roundness, and the tires mounted on those wheels are brand new, and they have no vibration even with just the basic balancing.

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They came back to me and said the front and rear passenger side both the rims are bent. There is no air leaking but it needs to be replaced for $550 CAD (excluding tax) / each rim. I asked to look at it and apparently I'm not allowed in the back but they said it was bad and I shouldn't get it fixed.
Find a new dealer. I understand insurance regulations, but I have never had a shop (dealer or independent) describe an issue and not allow me into the bay to show said issue. I would have walked right out there to my vehicle to see what they were talking about.

On the topic, those wheels can be fixed.

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The bend is very repairable....you can probably get the wheel fixed for less than $175.00

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