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Old 02-11-14, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Crack in wheel of 2006 LS430 - new wheel is $680

I thought I had a flat tire, only to find out that there is a crack in my wheel. Goodyear (where I bought my tires) told me that they could not repair it and Lexus would have to order a new one. When I called Lexus they said the estimated cost was $680.00. I stopped at Auto Zone, (I'm in Florida) they don't repair wheels and could recommend no one. I am taking it to Lexus next week, since they said there is one tech who could take a look, if it's at the rim, he may be able to fix it, but I'm not counting on that.
Anyone have any advice. The tire is good, the spare is not a perfect wheel and is not an option as a permanent fix.
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Old 02-11-14, 07:12 PM   #2
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have you tried looking on ebay or craigslist on used ones?
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I think it's a little less than that through Sewell Lexus, isn't it?
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I had a cracked wheel (a 19" that runs 30-profile tires) repaired at Wheels America last fall for about $100. It was on the inside edge, so they didn't have to refinish it--think it would have added another $1-200 if they had. They have locations all over the place, might be worth a look.
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just Google "wheel repair in XXXXX, FL"

cheaper than an ebay wheel.... http://www.ebay.com/sch/Wheels-/4395...%7C2005%7C2004
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prob not worth it but wheel wizard in atlanta is unreal at fixing about any rim damage for less than a new one (but shipping would probably hurt a lot). maybe call 'em and ask for the best in FL.
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do u have the 17" wheel or the 18" sport wheel? chrome or just regular alloy finish?
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If fixing isn't an option, I'd just go to a good after market rim source (like TireRack) and get a whole set of nicer wheels for less than that $680. Updated look. Unique.
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lol….wheels and tires forum?
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