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BUYING WHEELS - question from a newb here * thanks

Hope everyone in the northeast like myself is holding up okay with this snowstorm..

I'm purchasing a set of Lexus wheels next week, just wanted to ask some questions. Unfortunately most of the tread on the wheels is done.. so my questions won't pertain too much to that, but more or less the actual rims.

Can you please give me some advice on things I should look for/be aware of with the rims purchase.

For example
- curb rash, which is easy for someone like me even
- what else should I check for? or possible to check for?

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Ur buying a set of stock wheels? Curb rash u can just see so thats self explanatory, and you can look for bends and cracks which could cause leaks, ask him if all the wheels hold air


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Ur buying a set of stock wheels? Curb rash u can just see so thats self explanatory, and you can look for bends and cracks which could cause leaks, ask him if all the wheels hold air


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Yes they're lexus OEM, stock <-- in regards to his by the way, when I was originally looking for wheels online, I noticed refurbished wheels, is there any way to spot this out when you're purchasing wheels in person? If they're remanufactured or not? I'm assuming if they're re-finished and look new it's virtually impossible. Additionally, is there any way for someone to weld that stamped Lexus logo or whatever car brand logo on the inside of the rim on aftermarket wheels or is that looking too much into it?

And bends.. I mean yea I would hope he's an honest person, but can I actually tell if there's subtle bends or not?
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You should be able to to tell just look closely, and in terms of the legitness of the wheel its a lexus wheel, its not a giant deal if theyre remanufactured but if were talking about volks n rotas thats a whole nother story


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You should be able to to tell just look closely, and in terms of the legitness of the wheel its a lexus wheel, its not a giant deal if theyre remanufactured but if were talking about volks n rotas thats a whole nother story


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Thanks I guess I was worried I read somewhere on the forums people swore hugely against the remanufactured ones claiming that you don't know why they're remade and they could potentially be weaker. I meant all in all in terms of safety on my mind not so much the quality I understand they're OEM


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Yeah jus go look in the forums and see if they have a way to tell them apart idk much about that


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you could check for where the tire bead seals to the rim... make sure there is no corrosion I found this makes a tire loose air pressure intermittently when you have a load at a certain spot on the rim it will start leaking.
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you could check for where the tire bead seals to the rim... make sure there is no corrosion I found this makes a tire loose air pressure intermittently when you have a load at a certain spot on the rim it will start leaking.


So no corrosion on the rim? Literally looks like rust on the rim?


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you could check for where the tire bead seals to the rim... make sure there is no corrosion I found this makes a tire loose air pressure intermittently when you have a load at a certain spot on the rim it will start leaking.


And where exactly is the tire bead/rim interface. What is a tire bead lol


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chances are, the wheel was "remanufactured" to fix the any curbing and resprayed. hard to imagne someone actually bent a OEM wheel... especially with higher profile tires

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