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Old 11-16-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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hay guys.can i fix my bent rim on my savage or do i have 2 buy a new set?
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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plastic or aluminum

either your pretty much screwed cause getting it round again will be a problem.....errrr.....sorry challenge.....I think thats the term
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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I would just buy a new set... but thats my uneducated (very, trust me)...

But, I do have a way you can bend it back.

Step 1.
If you can find something metal, or get someone you know in a machine shop to make you a solid piece of round stock the diameter (less .001 -.002"). of the inside of the rim.

Step 2.
Plastic - use something to heat the plastic up. Dont heat it to meltin point, just enough to make it soft... push the round stock into the inner diameter of the rim, roll lightly till it cools. It will be round enough to run on it.

Aluminum - Same as plastic, BUT, use a butane or propane torch on a low settin to soften the aluminum.

Make sure when you roll the rim that you roll it on a cloth as to not score or mark up the rims.

This really will work for aluminum, we have had to do it at work. But it takes a long time, and if you dont do it right you will screw up the rim even worse. AND.... if it is aluminum, there will forever be a weak spot where the original bend occured.

8O 8O Buy new one!
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
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the rim is plstic the ones u don't have 2 glue the tires on.thanks 4 the help
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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if they're beadlocks they're probably made by maximizer and you can send them the bent wheel and they should replace it for you... i cracked all four of my RPM wheels and they're sending me new ones...
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