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    Is it possible to buy just one alloy and not a set?
    How do I know what size I need?
    I think my smart is 2007-2014 451

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat1 View Post
    Is it possible to buy just one alloy and not a set?
    How do I know what size I need?
    I think my smart is 2007-2014 451

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    Yes of course darling you need to know what style the one’s you have on currently.
    Then there’s front ones and back ones (they are different)

    Have you got a picture of one of them.?
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    ha ! its the front one, its the normal ones that come with the car. I will try and post a picture. I just got 2 new front tyres but the drive side one is still going down... it was on 6 when I got to the petrol station to blow it up :O

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    I don't know how to post pic, but its got 9 spikes


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    I’d go back to the people that replaced the tyres.... how long ago was it M ?

    You could have a puncture in your new tyre.
    You could have porous rims (you need a new rim ideally to cure this although it can be sorted with other methods.)
    You could have a buckled rim edge (but I’d like to think the tyre fitter would have spotted this.)

    If you had some sort of pool deep enough to dunk the tyre in you’d soon find out what was happening.

    Are they like this:

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    I only go the tyres last week, the ones I had needed replacing, he said the alloys were corroded (I think he said corroded) so they cleaned that off then put the new tyres on ... was fab for a couple of days then I noticed it looked like it was going down and when I poked it, it was soft compare to new one on the other side.
    Do you think I should take it to a tyre place rather than just the garage I normally go to. I dont think its buckled but then again I dont even know what size it is so it could be ha ha ha

    yes those are the ones! I could have sworn there was only 5 spokes

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    If they do they are called ‘design2’

    Yeah, if the inner rim edge is corroded air will obviously leak out slowly, you won’t be able to see it with the tyre fitted.
    A dunk in a large bath of water would prove where it’s leaking though , kids pool ?

    Listed on here:
    http://www.fq101.co.uk/data-a-refere...selection.html

    You’ll probably find plenty on ebay, don’t bother with smart parts as they will undoubtedly charge about £250+ each for them.

    Here’s an example on ebay for a single used one
    http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayI...1&secureDesc=0

    Just confirm it’s a front with him before buying though.


    yes those are the ones! I could have sworn there was only 5 spokes
    You said nine spoke!
    Make your mind up ! , look down the list on the fq101 link I’ve posted above to double check.
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    You can find the smart part number for them on here:
    https://www.ilcats.ru/smart/?functio...15&language=en

    Then go and ask a smart dealer, but they’re usually expensive new (but they are sold individually)

    Another option is to take the tyre off, clean up and respray the inner edge, a tyre refurber would do this for you.
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    Thank you I will take it back to garage see if they can do anything first. Or maybe tyre place . Grrrr

    It is 9 spikes by the way ha ha 😆

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    You sure now ....




    , do let us know how you get on
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