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Old 04-09-15, 04:43 AM   #1
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Apparently there was some unfinished roadwork on Barrington Road during my commute this morning, and at least 3 of my rims are bent. I've previously had repairs done at Wheels America in Elk Grove, but I was curious if anyone has any other/better recommendations.
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Old 04-10-15, 12:13 AM   #2
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you could try sergeys house of wheels.

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Anyone have any other recommendations? Also, I know it's a stealership, but does anyone have any experiences with Mint, the cosmetic reconditioning company that's at McGrath Lexus in Westmont?
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This is the guy you want no question, he does amazing work - https://www.facebook.com/sergeyshouseofwheels?fref=ts
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Went to two shops, both agreed that at least 3, and likely all 4 wheels could not be safely repaired--bends in both the barrel and the hub. The fourth one they might have been able to fix, but the bend was bad enough that they thought a spoke might break when they pulled the rim back out. 2 wheels were cracked in addition to the bends in all 4.

So last week the new wheels went on--Renn Motorsport RS-51. They're flow-formed, so should be a good bit stronger than the old ones, which were Low-pressure cast. Quite a bit lighter to boot, at just around 21lbs for the 19x8.5, and 21.5lbs for the 19x9.5.

I've filed a claim with the state, but won't hear back from them for at least 6 months. Who knows whether they'll actually pay.
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