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A3 replacement alloy wheels

magura2002 Feb 10, 2014

  1. magura2002

    magura2002 New Member

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    Hi all

    i need your help

    i hit a pot hole last week and after having the tyre replace found I had slightly flat spotted/buckled my Alloy wheel

    its on the side edge of the rim it's not serious and still drive able but I want to replace it before it damages the bearings

    can anyone suggest the best place to get a replacement alloy wheel from or if I can get it repaired??

    its a 17 inch multi spoke/15 spoke rim on a 13 plate a3 sportback

    all replies are very much appreciated

    i will of course try to claim the money back from the highways agency
     
  2. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    That's annoying!

    Best bet is to ring some dealers and get some prices. Someone found a price of a 17" wheel recently on here and it was about £350 IIRC.
     
  3. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    I suspect it's your local council you need to claim from unless you were on a Motorway... You may succeed but you will need to persevere and gather evidence that they failed to maintain it.
     
  4. magura2002

    magura2002 New Member

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    Yes very annoying as I hit two one after the other both similar in size

    I've had a quote from Audi £360 brand new it's a joke

    The council where I live know about and when I drove past they had covered them in but I have a claim form coming

    So annoying I thought I'd only burst the tyre but when they put it on balance machine I saw he flat spot in wheel straight away it's not too noticeable but I must get it replaced soon as it's a lease car
     
  5. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    My dad buckled my S3 alloy and bust my front passenger side wheel bearing :(.

    an S3 alloy is 600 Eurs to replace, be happy :/.
     
  6. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    That really sucks and I'm afraid that it is inevitable that this will happen to me at some point as the roads round here are appalling and I regularly hit potholes (thank goodness for SE suspension!). So I will be following your progress intently.

    Anyone know why the roads have all fallen apart yet again this winter even though it's been so mild, and therefore no freeze/thaw going on?
     
  7. JohnM100

    JohnM100 #teamSepang VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Freeze/thaw is the real killer but suspect 2 reasons:

    1. Continued lack of maintenance
    2. So much rain that water has got into the foundation sub-base layer; either through cracks from above or from groundwater coming up from underneath as the water table is so high.
     
  8. dieselguy

    dieselguy Active Member

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    Me too, I'll be following your progress also. Hope you can get the council to payout on at least part of the cost. Although I suspect they'll make it as difficult as possible to claim anything.
    Roads around where i live are so terrible that when trying to avoid one pothole i hit another nearby…. all these taxes and the roads are still ****.
     

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