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r1ch999999 03-10-2013 03:39 PM

Pothole ate my wheel
 
I hit a pothole next to a manhole cover last night, destroyed my tire and my wheel has a chunk out of it. The local shop doesn't think it'll hold air. I'm wondering if I should buy a set a four wheels and swap over my tires or what. Anyone have a good place to look for new wheels?

Some Guy From NY 03-10-2013 03:50 PM

how many miles do you have on the tires, and what tires are they

felixthecat 03-10-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by r1ch999999 (Post 4629529)
I hit a pothole next to a manhole cover last night, destroyed my tire and my wheel has a chunk out of it. The local shop doesn't think it'll hold air. I'm wondering if I should buy a set a four wheels and swap over my tires or what. Anyone have a good place to look for new wheels?

If you just need one wheel/tire assembly= Why buy a set? You'll still need to buy one tire. So 4 wheels & 1 tire & swap over the other 3 tires to the new wheels? Just get a wheel/tire assembly & call it good. I really try to dodge those.

ShoOff 03-10-2013 06:39 PM

Holy hell is it just me or does this seem to be happening a lot lately on the 2012's and 13's?

macdiesel 03-10-2013 06:41 PM

It took a chunk out of your wheel and didn't mess up your tire? Check out tire rack, looks like time to upgrade to some ST wheels.

OPsDad 03-10-2013 06:41 PM

xxx/40rXX up to xxx/55rXX wheelsets. They are prone to that. Get 60 or 70 series to avoid that problem.

r1ch999999 03-10-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4629717)
It took a chunk out of your wheel and didn't mess up your tire? Check out tire rack, looks like time to upgrade to some ST wheels.

No, the tire is shot.

r1ch999999 03-10-2013 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felixthecat (Post 4629580)
If you just need one wheel/tire assembly= Why buy a set? You'll still need to buy one tire. So 4 wheels & 1 tire & swap over the other 3 tires to the new wheels? Just get a wheel/tire assembly & call it good. I really try to dodge those.

Because I don't know what one factory wheel would go for, but I bet I could sell my three and get a set of four aftermarket and one new tire for about the same price.

Deftmetal 03-10-2013 08:42 PM

OEM alloy wheels are $400-$600 depending on which ones they are

r1ch999999 03-10-2013 09:11 PM

yeah, tirerack has wheels as cheap as $100 a piece, for $400-$600 I could get a decent set and maybe sell the three and recoup some cost.


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