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Old 04-10-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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Need Help Buying Wheels

Going to buy a set of used wheels this week. Is there any precautions I should take? I have already examined the wheels and they are in near perfect condition. However my worries come from things that are not visual. As in if the wheels are bent or they will cause vibration once mounted. Any forseeable problems I should know before throwing out the cash? Many thanks
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:30 AM   #2
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The best thing you can do is ask the seller himself if the wheels are bent.

Only he would know and you would only find out if they are once you pay and mount them on your car.

It's a gamble you have to take, just hope the seller is a trustworthy guy.

It's hard to visually see a bent wheel sometimes...good luck.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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thats why i wouldnt buy used rims.... repairs can run u the price of a new set
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