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Old 10-09-07, 12:54 AM
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lookin' good !

I like 'em rims!
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Old 10-09-07, 09:10 AM
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Thanks guys for the compliments. I'm pretty happy with the rims but I'm wondering if I should consider a 5 spoke rim set up. We'll see stupid mod bug, once you start you can't stop.
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Default Rim curb rash repair recommendations

It was time for some new rubber (3 years on Pilot Sport PS/2 and almost no tread left). Recent nail in the left rear that was not able to be plugged. Front right was bent in a few spots probably from the combo of my wife & a pot hole. Drop shipped Pilot Sport A/S + to http://www.wheeltechniques.com/ Santa Clara location and had them repair/clean up my wheels and then install the new tires. Wheels came out looking brand new. Drives like a dream I remember from when the PS/2's were new. Excellent service. Long drive from the East Bay but worth it.

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Old 05-14-09, 08:01 PM
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Wow 3 years on the PS2?? You're probably holding a record right now. My brother bought some brand new for the rears of his SC and they are just barely exposing the wear bar after 4 months of daily driving. I usually see BMW owners get about 3 months out of them. Congrats!
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Old 08-12-09, 12:29 AM
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Default Rim curb rash repair recommendations

So I curbed my rim idiotically. It was very light damage, not deep at all.
Anyone have recs in Nor Cal for rim wheel repair?? I have a friend that had this done in Socal for $95 (mobile wheel repair) and am looking for someone similar in the bay area that people have had good experiences with.

I have a 2009 IS250 w/ the 18" wheels - so I think it's more of a graphite color than the traditional straight alloy but I could be wrong about that... don't know if that's harder to match. I would consider the curb rash pretty mild - can I get this done for under $100? Anymore than that I'd have to think hard if I really want to fix this, as I'm pretty sure I'll do something stupid again eventually.

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Old 08-12-09, 12:36 AM
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I am also looking into this as well. However, I always thought that it required you to change out your wheels and leave them at the place (since I need all 4 of mine done). I just dont have spare tires for this.
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Old 08-12-09, 12:45 AM
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Wheel Techniques in Santa Clara
Rite-Way Wheels in Walnut Creek

Just had one of my Volks repaired for curb rash at Rite-Way. Great work.
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Old 08-12-09, 02:28 AM
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I vote for Rite-Way in Walnut Creek. I have read great reviews on them. Stopped by there once to have a wheel repaired but they weren't able to so they provided me with recommendations. Very customer-oriented people there. I think the owner's name is Jose.
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Old 08-12-09, 07:39 AM
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Yep, Rite Way in Walnut Creek, had one of my wheels re-polished w/ a one day turnaround time. Look for Jose.
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Old 08-12-09, 11:27 AM
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I agree with Rite way as well. They fixed 2 of my rims the same day. I was amazed at how fast the turnaround time was.
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Old 08-12-09, 03:00 PM
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Theres a couple places where exactly in Norcal would u prefer. Jeff @ Wheel Tech is good but he takes a while sometimes.
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Old 08-12-09, 03:19 PM
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Wheel Techniques and Rite Way are the ONLY 2 full service shops in the bay area that most people recommend.



Do a search for all the previous discussions on these two shops. Key words "Wheel Techniques" or "Wheel Tech" or "Rite way"

There's atleast 5+ years of history on wheel repair.

Let us know what your repair cost will be because I have not seen a general repair cost less than $100. Cheaper wheel repair is possible in SoCal but typically all automotive services cost more up here.

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i've been happy with Wheel Techniques....actually just came back from there shop today
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Old 08-12-09, 04:02 PM
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For cheaper non-OEM rims that cost $200 or less, you might not justify getting anything but minor damage repaired, otherwise the repair could cost almost as much as the rim.

If you have rare or obsolete rims with no replacement available or if you have expensive rims, say $1000 up each then wheel repair is probably worth the cost.

Some rim repair shops will also tell you that some rims are un-repairable. In the case of Wheel Tech, they have successfully repaired heavily damaged rims that were otherwise un-replaceable.











Here’s my own experience with a severely damaged rim that Wheel Tech saved. Replacement of this rim would of cost me over $1000.

It went from this:


To this:


Here’s the story:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...k-to-life.html




For these types of damages I recommend Wheel Tech.

For great customer service and quick Turn around, Rite Way is another good choice.

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Old 08-12-09, 04:47 PM
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We have been handing out 20% discount coupons for Wheel Tech for 6 years now at our annual summer meets.

No coupons currently available so your best bet is to ask for Jeff and mention ClubLexus to see if he cuts you a break.
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