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DSGB4LYF23
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 15, 7:35pm - #250093 

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Pot Hole Bent My RIMS! HELP

I just moved to Chi town (Chicago) recently and between January and now, I have two bent rims... The roads here are almost impossible to drive on. Whose going to pay for this, I know I can't. Any suggestions?
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bmw52786 Aug 15, 7:40pm - #250094 

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sbocaj55 Aug 15, 8:40pm - #250095 

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"potholes in the street just bent'chur rims, boy what'chu gon' do?! ACT A FOOL!"
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narcolepsy123456 Aug 15, 8:48pm - #250096 

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dayum, that's really really bad. some places offer road hazard warranties for such unavoidable situations such as this. otherwise you're looking to shell out for another rim, and maybe tire.
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dman Aug 15, 9:01pm - #250097 

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sucks to hear man but you might need ta get an new rim.

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fonz182 Aug 15, 9:08pm - #250098 

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how fast were you going for damage like that?
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SilverGT Aug 15, 9:24pm - #250100 
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dang, what kind of rims do you have? are they light weight?
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truboo Aug 15, 9:27pm - #250101 
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 15, 9:28pm - #250102 

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Tenzo-R rims
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GraSSRooTs Aug 15, 9:41pm - #250103 

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The good news is that they are ugly rims to begin with, now you have an excuse to buy good lookin' new ones. thumbsup

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ravertony Aug 15, 9:55pm - #250104 
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Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
The good news is that they are ugly rims to begin with, now you have an excuse to buy good lookin' new ones. thumbsup


that was kind of harsh grin but yeah sucks what happened to your rims..
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MptGlw69 Aug 15, 10:02pm - #250105 
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I keep telling people Tenzo R rims aren't any good so I guess this proves it if you have 2 of them bent already. thumbsdown
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My Sixth Gear Aug 15, 10:02pm - #250106 
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 15, 10:42pm - #250107 
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Sancho Aug 15, 11:16pm - #250108 

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Stronger Rims? Or try to avoid potholes. I've never seen a pothole do that to a rim, but it is Chicago. rofl

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UncleBen Aug 15, 11:26pm - #250109 

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You might be able to complain to the city and be reimbursed for the damage. If your paying car tax, that goes toward road up keep and such, then its their responsibility to keep the roads in good condition. Its their responsibility as a city, which means you have every right to demand they replace your two wheels. My uncle had the same problem years ago in my town with his challenger and they bought him a couple new rims.
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spaztikid Aug 15, 11:32pm - #250110 
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get some new forged rims.
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Sultan Aug 15, 11:58pm - #250111 

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Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
The good news is that they are ugly rims to begin with, now you have an excuse to buy good lookin' new ones. thumbsup


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Jae Aug 16, 8:02pm - #250113 

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if it was done on public street, you can always tell the city. but this will take long time...
And rims don't usually bent like that unless you were speeding.
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Rave669 Aug 16, 8:38pm - #250114 

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You know, nobody ever mentions the fact that you can get rims repaired, you don't really need to buy new ones.

Look in the phone book under auto repair, or in the back of tuner magazines. also, many body shops can repair rims too (I've had it done that way before). it's much cheaper than buying replacement rims, and they will be nice & round, perfectly balanced and stronger than ever when they're done.

Until you get to know the roads in the city, keep an eye out for those potholes. after a while, you get to know where all the potholes are at. they will only kill the rims if you are going fast when you hit them, if you take them slow, they won't mess your rims up (BTW, 35 MPH over a deep pothole is too fast; it's better to just avoid them if you can't slow down.

either that, or buy a set of steelies for daily driving, and save your nice ones for racing or shows.

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GT2111 Aug 16, 8:57pm - #250115 
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Warrently covers Rims?? Dont think so... I'd say sell them and try and get a new pair... get some money for them though!
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RedDevil Aug 24, 5:21am - #250116 
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There are few wheel repair shops around in my town..
You should too... they can pretty much repair bent lips..
As long as you didn't twisted the wheel.. it should be repairalbe...
They also can fix rims that has chunks ripped off...

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Midknyt Aug 24, 12:31pm - #250117 

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Just to give you a possible range of repair prices, I recently checked here in my area and repairing a single rim went from $100-150. If it required refinishing, that could be from $75-100. And the repair examples I saw looked "like new." So, depending on the price of your rims, you could save some money that way. The down side for you may be that you could be doing this on a regular basis, if they bent that easily. Good luck...

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ragingpaseo Aug 24, 3:04pm - #250118 
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i think buying some new ones would be cheaper that way...
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 24, 4:20pm - #250119 

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Thaanks for tha help fellaz.
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v3n0m Aug 24, 11:28pm - #250120 

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rofl

I've hit so many potholes that it's not even funny, but yeah, if you would have gone with a higher quality wheel, like 5Zigen, the only damage you would have had would be a scratch. Also, if they were a two piece wheel, you could have ordered the outside part and had a shop install the new piece.

You're SOL.
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slidr Aug 24, 11:35pm - #250121 

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Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
Hey GraSSRoots, How old are U again? Did you ask your mom for permission to get online first? Did your daddy buy you car for U? grin
Ha, you're the one who says that you CAN'T pay to fix your own rims.

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RookieGTS Aug 24, 11:45pm - #250122 

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I would get a hold of the city and let them know whats up! it will take a long time. But its better late then never. My friend here where i live he got his 19 inch rims bent from a dumb pot hole cause of the damn contruction workers. He told the city about it and he his money for 4 new RIMS! He said, "it took hella days to get the money," but he got his money and bought himself some nicer newer rims. Good Luck though bro! thumbsup
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Rocketman Aug 25, 2:32am - #250123 

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Originally Posted by ravertony
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
The good news is that they are ugly rims to begin with, now you have an excuse to buy good lookin' new ones. thumbsup


that was kind of harsh grin but yeah sucks what happened to your rims..


Harsh but true!
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kenny_celi Aug 25, 2:40am - #250124 

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Those are multi piece rim... So you can repair them for cheaper than 1 piece rim.

Probably cost you from 50- 75 bucks most.. anything above that... ur paying too much... my friend's 3 piece M5 (had 2 of his rims fixed) costed him bout 90 bucks total.
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