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Author Topic:   Rim Straightening Wrench???
jmartin66
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted March 08, 2005 07:05 PM  
I see many places sell a wrench that is supposed to straighten the edges of rims when they get bent by contact, do these things really work? Are they worth the money?

Thanks!

Jeff

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted March 08, 2005 08:46 PM  
myself i never bent 1 i could striaghten with one of those wrenches but the ones i could i just use heat an 2 hammers tap tap tap

15a
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 354
posted March 08, 2005 09:57 PM  
I bought the yellow Aero wrench and sent it back. It was too narrow and did not cover enough area. I bought one from a local shop equipment supplier that was like the one I been borrowing. It has a much wider jaw, does a better job but cost about $20.00 more. I would buy another one. You can do a nice job of straighting rims and can save money in the long run.

BIGDADDYBOZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 466
posted March 08, 2005 11:08 PM  
I bought one at Boone last year for like 15 it works great! I have used it alot. I am moving up a class this year and I used it on some of my old wheels and sold them. I would recomend one. No offense but how wide should one be 15a?

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted March 09, 2005 04:12 AM  
Hey we use a 18" cresent wrench have fixed every wheel we have so far. We put it on the computer balancer and just turn and straighten but you could just mount it back on car without tire on so you have leverage.

racing23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted March 25, 2005 09:55 AM  
Try a hammer it works just fine

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted March 26, 2005 06:18 AM  
The yellow wrench worked just fine for me saved 4-5 rims with it, make sure you grind/sand the burrs off afterwards so they don't cut the tire.

neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted March 26, 2005 11:39 PM  
if the wheel is bent badly enough that you cant fix it with the narrow tool your talking about, look a little closer because it IS warped! especially light weight wheels, say anything under 20 pounds, but any of em will warp. (wheel sheel in relation to the center)

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted March 29, 2005 09:15 AM  
Well I guess you could take 2 of the $15 ones and weld em together to make a wider one! I have an Aero one and it works pretty well

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