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    Who's best to straighten buckled alloys?

    I have a set of matching 13" four spoke Revolution wheels (silver rims, black centres/spokes) on my 100e . I know they are all buckled to some degree, evidenced by a vibration at over 50mph and visible if you spin the wheels. Two rims are worse than the others. So far the tyre shop have just applied an excessive number of weights, which improves but doesn't solve the issue. This is less than ideal and not something I consider a proper fix.
    I want your recommendations on which firms to call on to true these up again. Looking for the full treatment: tyres off, straighten, respray, tyres on and balance.
    I am in the south Somerset but will travel for the right firm.
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Who's best to straighten buckled alloys?

    ian jemison up at york is the man when it comes to alloy wheels have a look on his web site has a quick turn around too sometimes can do them while you wait

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    Re: Who's best to straighten buckled alloys?

    Thanks for the recommendation. I can't find someone a little nearer I shall get in touch with them

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    Re: Who's best to straighten buckled alloys?

    Renowheel in Bridgend have repaired five 7x 13 wheels damaged during rallying at various times, most recently last year.

    Also be advised that some of the firms I contacted for quotes couldn't do 13 inch wheels, they are too small to fit onto the machine

    Block D, Unit 2
    Brackla Industrial Estate

    Bridgend
    Mid-Glamorgan
    CF31 2DB
    United Kingdom
    Email:
    enquiries@renowheel.co.uk
    Phone:
    01656-657993

    http://www.renowheel.co.uk/Cardiffwheelrepairers/

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    Re: Who's best to straighten buckled alloys?

    You may want to check the price first as new Rev's are that that expensive. I had a set of 15" Rev 5 spokes done last year, Black and Silver. Instead of the usual Black centre and Polished rim mine were powered coated Chrome rim with Powered coated Black centres. Cost was only 30 short of a new set.

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