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has anyone had the factory 16 inch rims get dented form a pot hole or any bumps in the road. I think i might have dented mine (maybe mroe than one) because now the carvibrates like crazy.
 

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Yup, twice within a matter of 3 weeks. For some reason they are very very soft. Mine actually bent so bad that it cracked along the lip.
 

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Damn I only had a crack on my old car , an oldsmobile aurora but that was because I had a car that was almost twice as heavy as a ZX3 with rims with a rating for a car about the same weight as a ZX3. So heavy car wimpy wieght rims bent and broken.

I don't know if you bought your car new but if you did, did the dealer give you replacement rims ?
 

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My car is a 2003 and no they wouldnt cover it under warranty. They said road hazards arent their responsibility. I wasnt happy. $240 later I finally had a new one. And after about 2 weeks because they were on back order or some ish. Finally after enough bitching they took one off of another Focus that was damaged and they couldnt sell.
 

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why couldn't they sell it? was it badly damaged? THey could have taken a loss on the damaged car if they'd been decent enough.
 

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I had the same problem this winter, i ended up getting a new 16" 6 spoke rim from ford for 160 remounted and balanced. Then what happens, a month after i shell out 160, i buy a full new set of 17x7 rims w/ dunlop tires for 477, bah.
 

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has anyone had the factory 16 inch rims get dented form a pot hole or any bumps in the road. I think i might have dented mine (maybe mroe than one) because now the carvibrates like crazy.

This is so crazy because this actually happen to me like 3 weeks after I got my car. I was driving down the 405 and I hit a pothole that I didnt even see. I actually thought I just busted my tire but when my boyfriend removed it the whole inside of the rim was damaged. I was so shocked. It cost me $165 to repair. I was going to get it repaired buy ford but they said the alloy rims are not repairable cause they are so fragile. Anyhow I got it fixed by Union 76 gas station and they did a great job. I even tried to get Orange County to pay for my damages cause I think I hit the pothole so hard it knocked my aligment off as well. But after 6 months of fighting and trying to get them to pay for it outside of court I got denied. **** OC [?|]
 

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DAmn though 165 thats what it cost my friend in the SVt to get two bends fixed and repainted. Its usually around 80 bucks for a bend on the inside because there is no refinishing just makingit str8. Any way i got a flat nice and early this morning and when i went to get it fixed well it is bent but at least it is a tiny one in the lip no air comes out but it does vibrate at a certian speed.(i cant remember)
 

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never had that happen to me, and i live in and around DC, where there are some roads that are FUBAR'd like crazy. go figure.
 

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Never had it happen to me, either. And we got potholes, really bad roads, ect out the arse.
 

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HAve you people seen the inside of your rims, i said one is even bent but doesnt leak air ????
 

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The bends are due to the low profile of the tire, the less sidewall you have the more likely you are to damage them. Most of the cars out there w/ 45 or lower profile tires have at least one bent wheel on them, no matter how much they paid for them.
 

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Not true my old car had , I wanna say like 4 inch sidwalls and i bent and cracked the rim. Has to do with the material and the rims weight rating. I think the 16 inch 6 spokes are just badly made.
 

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Yep. They look just fine and dandy to me, too.
Just don't like the brake dust on em but that's a whole different thread.....
 

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Just passing along a recommendation, but you might want to up the air pressure in your tires. It was recommneded to me once that running with more air pressure in lower profile tires on expensive $$ rims will help prevent pothole damage.
 
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