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Fix cracked rim?

i had to leave my car out of town for about 2 weeks...long story. i already knew one tire was flat, but when i went to get my car, another tire was flat on the rear, took it to a shop to get the tire, they replaced the front tire, then on the rear i was going to get them to patch it, but they showed me a hairline crack about a inch and a half on my rear rim that was letting air out very slowly.

one of my buddys said to take the tire off and put jbweld on the crack. has anyone done this? or should i just take it somewhere and see if i can find someone to fix it?



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i had to leave my car out of town for about 2 weeks...long story. i already knew one tire was flat, but when i went to get my car, another tire was flat on the rear, took it to a shop to get the tire, they replaced the front tire, then on the rear i was going to get them to patch it, but they showed me a hairline crack about a inch and a half on my rear rim that was letting air out very slowly.

one of my buddys said to take the tire off and put jbweld on the crack. has anyone done this? or should i just take it somewhere and see if i can find someone to fix it?



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There is a guy local to me named Sabs, he can fix any type of rim, i saw hiw redo some magnesium Porsche parts.

Look in your local phone book for a wheel repair place, they will be able to hook you up easily.

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i would start shopping for a different set of 20s and better tires, assuming you still have those Nittos on the car.




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Don't use JB Weld on it. If you can't find a local guy there are mail places that fix rims. I used one which I think was Wheels America, not sure it was long ago, but they did an excellent job.
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Don't use JB Weld on it. If you can't find a local guy there are mail places that fix rims. I used one which I think was Wheels America, not sure it was long ago, but they did an excellent job.

what did it wind up costing you by the time you shipped it and all?
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theres a place her too called DUNNSPORT they did my friends Camaro SS rim and polished the outer lip on each rim

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what did it wind up costing you by the time you shipped it and all?
It has been a few years, but it was $99 with return shipping. I paid the shipping to them seperate.
Looks like they went up a little. http://www.fixrim.com/
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what did it wind up costing you by the time you shipped it and all?
look up Wheel Wizard in hotlanta.




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ive used jb weld on a cracked wheel before and in all honesty it holds air fine,i did it on my ex's car because she didnt have money for another wheel

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