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Like the title says.
I have one warped front wheel that’s the aluminum ones and am wanting one for cheap to replace it.


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rawv here’s the wheels mine has on it(this is the warped wheel that needs replaced)
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fannum I wish I was closer to you but I’m in Tennessee or I would take you up on it.
I just need one unless I can get a good deal on a set.
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rawv here’s the wheels mine has on it(this is the warped wheel that needs replaced)
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fannum I wish I was closer to you but I’m in Tennessee or I would take you up on it.
I just need one unless I can get a good deal on a set.
Thanks.
Fannum... I just got one from a guy in Ft. Wayne Ind.and I think he had two fronts so he may still have the other , I'll check with him and if he does I'll have him contact you hows that .
 

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Not too bad. Considered having it fixed? (Although might be cheaper to just replace.) Looks like the tire isn't mounted properly, BTW. Dot on sidewall should be next to valve stem.
 

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Recently had a Toyota wheel straightened - cost can run from $90 - 180.

I do have a low mileage 451 9-spoke front wheel in CLT, NC available but shipping is likely prohibitive...
 

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Shalmaneser64 I never noticed that the dot is in the wrong spot.
The car is currently in the shop for head gasket replacement so I’ll have them take care of it.
 

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Shalmaneser64 I never noticed that the dot is in the wrong spot.
The car is currently in the shop for head gasket replacement so I’ll have them take care of it.
It's a common oversight by tire guys that should know better. The NTB place I use has overlooked it more than once. Last time they did, and I had them redo the tire, it went from 2 ounces to 1/4 ounce of balance weight. Huge difference.
 

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What’s odd is the other three wheels balanced perfectly.
I looked at a pic I have and the other front tire is the same way.
Looks like I’ll have to take them to the tire shop to get it corrected.
It’s the first time I’ve had them do this on any vehicle I’ve taken to them.
 

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Ok
I tried one of my rears on the front but was concerned about clearance with the panels.
I may give it a try as I would love to be able to do tire rotations like I do on my other cars.
That and the price for them isn’t that big of a difference.
 

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Ok
I tried one of my rears on the front but was concerned about clearance with the panels.
I may give it a try as I would love to be able to do tire rotations like I do on my other cars.
That and the price for them isn’t that big of a difference.
The standard rear size tire fits fine up front. If you start to go wider and or taller, then you need to be careful. But even then, there are solutions. Lift kits, taller springs.
 

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I seen that they are selling them on there.


since I have the recommended tires on the front now can they be transferred to the other wheels without fitment issues?(they are like new)
 
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