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    Default Cracked rim! Repairable?? Any rim experts?

    I have a 17 enkei evo5 rim that is cracked. There is a small crack on the inner lip where the bead of the tire sits going perpundicular to the circumfrence.

    Can i just tig it up and blend it smooth? Would it have to be heat treated after?? I have the means to repair it myself and i really dont want to send it to a wheel repair shop if i dont have too. What are your thoughts?

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    Anyone?

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    You would need a wheel repair shop to check it out... In town that will be Alberta Wheel Repair...
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    Technically, it's illegal to weld on, or repair a damged or bent rim. However, its do-able. I had a cracked rim in the same spot as you, right on the inside lip where the beed seats causing a slow leak. I took it to a machine shop and had a welder hit it with the tig and cleaned it up nice and it worked just fine. After just make sure you balance it up.

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    Thats what i am going to do i think. I have a buddy with a aluminum spool welder that is going to giver beans and i am going to smooth it all out. Should almost not even be able to tell.

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