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#648595 - 8th Jan 2012 3:58pm Alloy Wheels
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Hello, I was wondering if someone could offer me some advice please.

I have some alloy wheels here which are a bit scuffed and have been taken off my car as I got new ones.

Is there scrap value in them? They are 18 inch and have 225/40/18 tyres on. 3 are pretty much worn down but 1 is new as I got a puncture a couple of months ago - it's one of these:-

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b1102s5056p70246/PIRELLI_TYRES_CAR_PIRELLI_PZERO_PIRELLI_P_ZERO_-_225_40R18_92Y_XL_(MO)_TL_MERCEDES_LOTUS_VW/RS_GB

I think I might keep the tyre for when one of the fronts need replacing on the new ones as the rears are 265/35/18.

Are they worth anything scrap? Where would I take them?

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#648596 - 8th Jan 2012 4:00pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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local scrap yard neptunes on clevland street or take sum pics an put them on here or gumtree
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#648597 - 8th Jan 2012 4:01pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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also theres a alloy wheel place by cafe on clevland street they sell alloys and assume they buy them next to oakesys cafe worth a try mate
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#648599 - 8th Jan 2012 4:08pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure they're worth much more than scrap to be honest. They've had more than one 'girlfriend meets kerb' incident in the couple of years they've been on. If it was £50 a wheel to refurb then I doubt they'd be worth much more than the £200 spent.

Any idea of scrap value?

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#648600 - 8th Jan 2012 4:08pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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Best bet to get most scrap value is to take tyres/valves/ weights off then take them to wirral non ferrous should get about £40

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#648606 - 8th Jan 2012 4:17pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: chris_gilly]
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Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
Best bet to get most scrap value is to take tyres/valves/ weights off then take them to wirral non ferrous should get about £40


Thanks Chris. I will take the one with the decent tyre somewhere to have it removed. Not sure how much they'll charge but it'll be worth it to keep the tyre as from memory it was the wrong side of £100 in the first place.

The other tyres... if I deflate and attack with a good knife, will I be able to get them off myself?

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#648612 - 8th Jan 2012 4:28pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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Nope they're heavily beaded, I used a grinder ages ago smelly horrible job, I have tyre equipment pm me wink

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#648616 - 8th Jan 2012 4:31pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: chris_gilly]
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Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
Nope they're heavily beaded, I used a grinder ages ago smelly horrible job, I have tyre equipment pm me wink


Cheers pal - will do. Much appreciated.

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#648717 - 8th Jan 2012 7:23pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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Hate to see alloy wheel go to heaven mate. Can u take a pic? Also what car did they come off? How many stud? Quite easy to repair an alloy your self wit time and patience, especially if tyre is removed.

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#648724 - 8th Jan 2012 7:41pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/648706/Re_18_Alloy_Wheels.html#Post648706

See here pal.

Pictures etc posted.

I don't really want to have to put them in a car and deliver them so if you want to save them, feel free.

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#648727 - 8th Jan 2012 7:42pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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bmw vw mercedes fitment computer lab looks like off a bmw via other post thers a pic
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#648737 - 8th Jan 2012 7:49pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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They're off a BMW.

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#648740 - 8th Jan 2012 7:54pm Re: Alloy Wheels [Re: JonRon]
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i thought they were
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