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Old 01-16-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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Cracked aftermarket rims?

Not sure how or why this happened, but I noticed it on the front passenger side before my daily commute. So far its only that one that's cracked.

Probably cause these are old... is it worth welding? I'm not sure if I should keep driving on it but my only option is to swap it with my rear tire for now.



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Old 01-16-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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If it was on my car I would not drive on it. As for fixing the rim, you would be better off getting a new one or two.
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I'd swap it with my rear tire and put my spare on in the rear. But I don't know how long that'll last till payday.
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Good god, I've changed tires and wheels for about 10 years now and only seen this a few times, cracked spokes. I would definitely put it on the back just in case something were to happen and save up for a new set of wheels. It would cost you wayyyy more to fix it and it wouldn't be worth it.
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Yeah. I took it off entirely..and put the donut on. Just the thought of the spokes breaking off scares me. I'm going to see if I can get a replacement steel wheel and slap a hubcap on it. till I can buy a brand new set.
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Junk. Would not bother welding; cheaper to buy a new wheel and I'd never trust the remainder of the set.
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Yup. I'm gonna order 4 new wheels cause I sure as heck don't want this happening to me again later down the road.
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Wheels don't last forever, at least they don't stay round forever. It's amazing how much a wheel will warp over years of being torqued on by the engine and flexed by the road and weight of the car. Even if we lived in a perfect world with no potholes and perfectly flat roads alloy wheels will eventually warp to an oval especially on the inside barrel where there are no spoke support
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ADR venomous 18x7.5 43mm offset right? junk wheels. i ran a set for about 4 years and had the same thing happen to me. luckily i had a spare set of wheels but pissed me off royal because my spares were all 17s and i just bought a brand new set of tires for the 18s. they are just junk wheels. i thought as much before but this pretty much confirms it.

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ADR venomous 18x7.5 43mm offset right? junk wheels. i ran a set for about 4 years and had the same thing happen to me. luckily i had a spare set of wheels but pissed me off royal because my spares were all 17s and i just bought a brand new set of tires for the 18s. they are just junk wheels. i thought as much before but this pretty much confirms it.

ah humble beginnings... eh that horrid stick on hood scoop... bleh
Those do look nice.. but I learned something though today... junk wheels can look nice but they are what they are.. JUNK lol

I still can't find any decent sets for a good price.. I'm thinking of just getting a set of steelies and calling it a day. My only issue is that they are heavier than alloy. Not sure if I'd notice.
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