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Subject: Dinged Alloy Wheel Date: 9/29/2003 7:49 AM
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Our infamous Capital Beltway reached out and touched the RF wheel on my MB E430. I'm pretty sure it was a stubby piece of 6x6 that struck both the tire and the wheel a glancing blow. The tire's ok, but the wheel has a definite slightly-out-of-round look to it, and, sure enough, I'm now losing about 2psi/day outta that wheel/tire.

So what shall I do? Can alloy wheels be fairly easily/cheaply re-trued? Should I let the local garage (a good one) bang at it, and remount/seal the tire?

Should I mount the full-size spare instead? Then look for a junkyard E320 wheel (likely to be much more common and cheaper) and use that as the spare? TIA...
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