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post #1 of 3 Old 06-13-2019, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Forgeline rim needs straightening - need recommendations

Hi All! I sold my one piece Forgeline wheels with tire sensors for $3,400 and buyer was in charge of shipping (was on sale for $4k with Trofeo R tires). Buyer did not want tires so had them removed. Buyer received them today and said three of the four were perfect. Turns out a rear wheel has a minor "vibration" but I can not see it visually watching the video he sent me.

The main reason for this post is to find for the buyer a good shop to send the wheel to to get straightened and to confirm wheel is okay to be used. He is located in San Francisco. I recommended if he is that particular to send back to Forgeline. Does Forgeline do rim straightening?

Buyer is claiming he wants me to buy him a new rim. I am simply thinking since the wheels drove perfect for me with zero wheel vibration or alignment even up to 160+ MPH in my videos then the rim may simply need straightening. Note McLaren Scottsdale was the last person that drove my car as well. The service techs drove the car. They were the ones that removed my wheels. Car was sold by the dealer and the buyer purchased my car for a lessor price with just the stock wheels installed back on the car. The dealership took off the wheels for me and have not been used since.

For all I know since I was not responsible for packing he had a friend in my town visually inspect the wheels, pay and took delivery of the wheels and was responsible for shipping to buyer. No idea if package was okay, or if friend dropped that rim or what. But I want to make sure he is happy while at the same time not getting taken advantage of.

The shop looking at the wheels also stated that the wheel had a "torch" to it. I do not know of any work done to my wheels and never needed work on them. In the video I am not sure if the guy is saying "...burn marks from my blow torch.." or what the mark is from. I have never noticed it or have seen a mark. Anyway...I need advice to where to get the wheel "perfect" for the buyer.

Thank you in advance for the help!

video from Rolling Stock in San Francisco. I am not familiar with this shop but that is where buyer took it:

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-13-2019, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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for those interested. I spoke to Mark at Forgeline and he said most wheels will not be perfect after driving on them. Said to use a road force machine or a high end machine for balancing a tire and that should take care of it and he stated he doubts you would even feel that even over 150 MPH.

Also asked about torch or heating the rim and said that is normal for a wheel shop to do that and to take it to a reliable shop that knows what they are doing. That rim was not over heated because the paint is still on the area inside the rim. Wheel shops will use heat to help straighten rims they just need to know what they are doing. If the rim needs to be repainted because they cooked off the paint then you can have a problem. Obviously did not happen with mine. It does not affect the integrity of the rim if paint still good, etc. No cracks either obviously.

I called Rolling Stock where the wheels were brought by the buyer and spoke to Rick. Rick said his lead guy can easily fix it and would have his main wheel specialist Manuel do the work and probably be $85 for the straightening. The rim is the inner wheel lip it appears per the video which Rick said that is a good thing.
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Please note I am open about this on the forum showing my good intentions from the beginning.
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