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#1 olly

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:16 AM

I have just suffered a third buckled alloy wheel on my 59 plate Tit....becoming a bit tiresome now.
Has anyone ever used an alloy wheel refurb company to deal with this problem ....is it something that can be repaired safely?

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:10 AM

It depends how bad the buckle is, if not too bad they can be repaired. A pal of mine got his motor bike wheel done at Maidstone motoliner, think it was about 80, but that included painting it too

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:12 PM

All 4 of mine are buckled. Bad pot holes from snow at start of last year. I got them refurbed and they straightened them out a bit. But the amount of potholes by me.. Some are unavoidable. I'm going to keep these then decide when it comes to MOT time, if I keep the car

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:30 PM

Further to my new buckled wheel......I checked out the pot hole that caused it in the light of day...and its massive : I phoned the Highways Dept at Havering Council to report it and complain about the 150 quidsworth of damage caused and the Woman there asked if I wanted a claim form sent to me !.....Looks like you can claim against them ??

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

Further to my new buckled wheel......I checked out the pot hole that caused it in the light of day...and its massive : I phoned the Highways Dept at Havering Council to report it and complain about the 150 quidsworth of damage caused and the Woman there asked if I wanted a claim form sent to me !.....Looks like you can claim against them ??

Interesting !!



Providing your wheels and/or car isn't modified you have a case.
Persistencey is the key however!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:02 PM

Further to my new buckled wheel......I checked out the pot hole that caused it in the light of day...and its massive : I phoned the Highways Dept at Havering Council to report it and complain about the 150 quidsworth of damage caused and the Woman there asked if I wanted a claim form sent to me !.....Looks like you can claim against them ??

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where abouts in havering was this pot hole?

being a first time owner of a car with alloys , how can you tell if an alloy is buckled? , do they look out of shape is it easy to spot???

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

In my case i had a horrible vibration throughout the whole of the car, you could feel it through the steering, seats, floor. All four of mine were damaged and had to be replaced. there was nothing visible that i could see but boy could you feel it.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:15 PM

I have a buckled front right and the vibration is awful, it feels like a shopping trolly with a flat spot at slow speed you can feel each revolution. Looking at it tho the wheel looks fine.

Getting it replaced saturday, cant wait

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:31 AM

i was told it is cheaper for councils to pay out claims than get potholes repaired, there are loads on my way to work so i prefer to cycle.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:22 PM

We've just had our third wheel fail on our 59 Titanium. We have given up and put 4 aftermarket alloys on ours as we refuse to pay Ford (or should I say (Fraud) 200 each time one fails. We complained to Ford Customer relations and they have begrudglingly offered to pay half the cost of this latest wheel but we have refused as they are clearly not fit for purpose. As far as I'm concerned the more people that phone up Ford CC (Tel: 0845 841111) and complain the more likely they will be to be embarrassed into acting. This is a safety concern as buckled alloys can cause tyre to deflate quickly and therefore could cause accidents.

Please keep posting messages on the number of wheels you have had fail as this will add more weight to any future publicity and therefore help to force Ford into acting.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

where abouts in havering was this pot hole?

being a first time owner of a car with alloys , how can you tell if an alloy is buckled? , do they look out of shape is it easy to spot???

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

Chase Cross Road in Collier Row !
My first buckled front wheel (also ruined the tyre)made the car feel as though the front wheels were out of balance......however the second buckle caused by the "massive" pot hole (when I hit it...sounded as though an artillery shell had gone off !!!!) has no obvious damage to the tyre, although the wheel is knackered the car drives perfectly.....weird!

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:47 PM

I always swerve to avoid potholes, if i cant and i see it coming i will brake and go through it very slowly. I hate it when i dont see them then all i hear is thud. All the alloys on my car are fine though, i replaced the buckled one with a brand new alloy that only cost me 30 boxed, bargain of the century :D. It really does !Removed! me off how bad our roads are and the terrible attempts to fix them.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:37 AM

Chase Cross Road in Collier Row !
My first buckled front wheel (also ruined the tyre)made the car feel as though the front wheels were out of balance......however the second buckle caused by the "massive" pot hole (when I hit it...sounded as though an artillery shell had gone off !!!!) has no obvious damage to the tyre, although the wheel is knackered the car drives perfectly.....weird!


theres so many poyholes lately , ive learnt there locations now as there are so many so know when to go round them, ive hit a few new ones lately and boy do they make a thud. Luckily i dont think they have caused any damage!

mine are the zetec alloys which i think are smaller than the zetec-s and titanium alloys so perhaps the size of the alloy does make a difference?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:21 PM

The size of the Alloy does make a difference as if you have 15" alloys as opposed to 16" or 17" ones you have 1" or 2" of tyre extra protecting the wheel if you hit anything. Having said that plenty of people seem to be having trouble with Fiesta wheels but they are mostly the 16" and 17" ones. I have 16" alloys on my Megane which has managed to do 93,000 miles with no wheel problems so the Ford ones are definitley weak...

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