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Last Post 05 Jan 2011 09:30 AM by  GChambers
Need a Recommendation - Indy Area Wheel Repair
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Yesterday's Fish
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30 Dec 2010 10:16 AM

    I nailed a pothole and bent the rim of one wheel. A Google search found for me Mr Wheels of Indy, but the combination of their Fortville location and 9-5 hours means taking time off of work to both drop off and pickup my wheel. Does anyone have a recommendation on another reputable shop closer to Indianapolis or perhaps even the south side? Thanks in advance for the help.

    Brian
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    30 Dec 2010 11:40 AM
    Yesterday's Fish wrote:

    I nailed a pothole and bent the rim of one wheel. A Google search found for me Mr Wheels of Indy, but the combination of their Fortville location and 9-5 hours means taking time off of work to both drop off and pickup my wheel. Does anyone have a recommendation on another reputable shop closer to Indianapolis or perhaps even the south side? Thanks in advance for the help.

    Brian
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    Mr Wheels is the place to go. Many dealers use him and tack on extra charges. He invented a system to straighten wheels that as I understand is the standard method now. Good prices too. I have a wheel or two I will be taking there soon. (My 18x10 D-force wheels got some damage in shipment :( )

    If the location and time are an issue you could just pay the extra fees a dealer will charge for the convenience. Dreyer & Reinbold north use Mr Wheels and I'll bet south does too. Expect to pay nearly double though.

    I got the following quotes:
    Mr Wheels: Straighten = $95, Curbage Paint = $125, Straighten and Paint = $145.
    D&R: Straighten = $190, Curbage Paint = $150, Straighten and Paint = $340.

    Straightening was for backside (I think front side is more involved and pricier).

    Also, file a Tort claim and you might get the state to pay for it (they need to have had a report of the pothole on record already to show their negligence in repairing it - worth a shot though).
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    30 Dec 2010 11:57 AM

    If it is a stock wheel you could also try Tire Barn. I bent a Mazda3 wheel a in '09 and they were able to get me a refurbished one for $125 the same day. Although they may just source them from Mr Wheel.

    Josh K.

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    31 Dec 2010 07:59 AM
    Thanks for the responses - especially the details on your estimates, Jason. I did a little more digging and found a mobile repair service, but I suspect I wouldn't get the kind of result I'd want. It looks like Mr. Wheels is the way to go.

    Brian
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    GChambers
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    05 Jan 2011 09:30 AM
    Brian, Mr Wheel is definitely the way to go. They fixed a pair of SSR Comps for me among some other wheels. They are a bit out of the way but their work is outstanding. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my wheels.
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