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Old 01-31-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Wheels (2) repaired. Still out of round?

Hi all -

Any have experience with their wheels being repaired and never really being the same?

I ask because I had two of my type-92 wheels fixed some time ago for bad bends and over three differnet sets of tires now I can never seem to get them totally balanced. Sure, they'll balance out on the machine, but then vibrate (typically) between a speedo-indicated 62-67mph. Up to that speed I feel nothing and beyond 70mph the vibration (which I feel in my feet and ass) turns into a really fine-grained minor vibration.

Still though - it's a balance or out-of-round problem that drives me nuts (especially after coming off a week in my dad's porsche w/ 19s that was smooth as butter compared to my BMW). Even the BMW loaners I get while my car is being serviced are smoother.

I gotta fix this, so your ideas as to what might be up and/or how to isolate and fix would help. FYI - I've taken to a number of shops (all specialty BMW) who can't diagnose, can't road-force, can't can't can't...

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Old 01-31-2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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Its sounds like you have been through a lot of aggravation and cash with those rims. I would say it is time to move on and replace them, and not sink more money into older rims

Your car has the potential for a fantastic ride, but I think these rim problems are keeping you from enjoying said ride.
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Agreed, replace.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:00 PM   #5
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Reviving thread. If the wheels are out of round, how can they be properly balanced? arent they supposed to be "high speed balance"
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:48 PM   #6
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Generally shops that repair the wheels should have a high-end road force machine and test to see if the wheels are still out of round. Sorry to hear about the frustration you've been going through. To save anymore time and money, I would look into purchasing a new wheel if you are able to afford it.

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