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Old 5th October 2008, 06:12   #16
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Default Replacement Alloys for Chevy Optra Magnum LS

In an encounter with a piece of stone on a highway, we had a tire blowout on my Chevy Optra Magnum LS which caused a significant dent to the alloy wheel.

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1. If alloy wheels can be repaired?
2. Can I get a single OEM Alloy or do I need to buy the set of 4. As far as I know, the spare is a pressed steel wheel.

The car is in Jamshedpur FWIW.

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Old 5th October 2008, 10:27   #17
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Asif:

1. Depends on the extent of damage. Pics of the wheel would help in assessing the same.
2. Yes, single pieces are available from the dealer.
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Note from Mod :

Lets stick to repairing only physical damage in this thread.

For cosmetic damage please use this existing thread :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-chroming.html (Alloy Refinishing - Painting / Powder-coating / Chroming)

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My car too used to wobble a lot at 80kmph. Visited a balancing shop and found that one of the alloy is a bit oval.

Would repairing an alloy retain its endurance as I drive on highways with car full with 5 passengers and luggage?
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had damaged an alloy once too. not too drastic of a bend though and definitely wasn't oval in shape. My "alloywalla" repaired it in a couple of days. didn't have a problem after that and did a lot of bombay - pune trips at high speeds.
as a rule i don't let five people in the car for long distance traveling. four is the max.
However, if you still feel little vibrations, put the damaged alloy in the rear set of wheels, it'll reduce the vibrations drastically.
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I got my Palio's damaged wheel back. Its working fine.

Sadpart it that I had to replace the Tyre. Tyre got puncterd on side wall. Had to shed out 3K :(
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