Bent Wheel?? - Page 2 - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion

SC- 1st Gen (1992-2000)

Bent Wheel??

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-14, 01:18 PM   #16
Driver School Candidate
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Bent Wheel??

Descriptions of wheel damage are sometimes unclear - it depends on how you are looking at the wheel and tire.
Looking at a mounted tire straight-on from the side of the car, you can easily see a dented rim - say from hitting a curb - you don't have to spin it. Same with scuff damage and other cosmetic damage. If the wheel is seriously out of round, you might see that it is not a perfect circle just by looking at it straight-on.
However, to see a "twisted" or "warped" wheel you have to spin it - even a slow spin will reveal a "warped" wheel especially if you look at the thread side of the tire (under it or from a side). If you hold a finger were the tire meets the rim as it spins, the rim will move away from your finger then come back and touch it again.

Ok, I have a "warped" rear wheel on my LS 430. It causes very slight vibration but spin it and it shows. Can get it "fixed" for $100 or so but been told "forget it, you can't really fix a "warped" wheel

Official Lexus advise is to NEVER mount a used or repaired wheel - replace it with a new one.
(Yes, yes they sell them but their point is "unseen" weakness actually caused by the repair)

Please comment on the solution to a "warped" wheel.
Bob Bee
Ruddigore2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-14, 01:25 PM   #17
Pole Position
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: LA
Posts: 310
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

My 19" tsws that came with it had an undeclared, small bend on the back of one. Tires lost air a lot. Got it repaired, returned for $70 and never had an issue again.
ArkLaTexSC is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
camry wheels on a lexus?? eljodemuch IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 2 02-12-16 11:15 AM
what could have caused the INSIDE of my wheels to be bent? sarah The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 2 07-22-15 11:41 AM
Badly Bent Wheels!? dbs600 IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 14 10-17-14 02:36 PM
I Don't Usually Ask for help But... ExclusivIS IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 18 06-21-07 11:09 PM
Wobble due to Bent Rim IS_Mine IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 2 01-04-07 09:15 AM

300 , bad , bend , bent , buying , cost , fix , lexus , lip , repair , sc400 , shakey , small , steering , vibrations , wheel , wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Copyright © 2000-2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: