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Dec 11, 2008
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Montreal

Bent steel wheel

Well this is certainly my year for hitting potholes, a really bad one with my summer set, and of course I had to hit another one with my winter set lol
Luckily I was only driving around 45ish km so the force of impact wasn't too bad, but it was a pretty big hole. Both my front and rear right side hit it, but only the front was bent (weird?). I don't feel any abnormal vibrations or misalignment, but I checked this morning at daylight and noticed the bent on the rim (attached pics), how bad is it? Is it a matter of for concern?
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Jul 14, 2013
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You can spray soapy water to check for leak, then lightly hammer it back in place.
[OP]
Deal Fanatic
Dec 11, 2008
6753 posts
2701 upvotes
Montreal
n0thing wrote: You can spray soapy water to check for leak, then lightly hammer it back in place.
Will try the soap water test, thanks!
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Sep 7, 2007
263 posts
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Woodstock
Jack it up and give the wheel a spin to see if there's any run-out or wobble. If not, it doesn't leak and there's no vibration, forget about it.

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