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Old 03-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Bent wheel...

So some construction detoured me into a backstreet and led to a nice and huge pothole. I've been told its unrepairable. Thoughts on this?
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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i dont know... that looks like it could still be repaired. it might damage the paint though..
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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You're told its not repairable so looks like your options are limited to replacing it. What opinions are you looking for?
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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Only one person looked at that single picture and said it looks unrepairable, so I want to confirm that before I spend $400....
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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Only one person looked at that single picture and said it looks unrepairable, so I want to confirm that before I spend $400....
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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I cut the tether off. When I get to the pump, I remove the cap and chuck it into the nearest bush, patch of trees, or some sort of wet lands. I pump gas. Then I spend anywhere from 5 to 165 minutes retrieving the cap. I screw it back on and drive away. I'm not letting it dangle against the paint and I don't know any better way.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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bummer. a detroit would have taken that impact like a champ.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #8
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bummer. a detroit would have taken that impact like a champ.
Wouldve made the pothole deeper probably.

OP. Its toast.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #10
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damn sucks....
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #11
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Only one person looked at that single picture and said it looks unrepairable, so I want to confirm that before I spend $400....
Sorry to here but I do not believe those wheels are $400 each
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #13
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Only one person looked at that single picture and said it looks unrepairable, so I want to confirm that before I spend $400....
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Who told you it is unrepairable? Was it one of these mobile repair guys or was it an actual wheel shop that repairs wheels and removes them from the car while doing so? I have seen far more bent wheels repaired than that.
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Wouldve made the pothole deeper probably.

OP. Its toast.
yeah it would have. op didnt provide picture of pothole but if you refer to my recent pothole thread, i hit a pothole about a foot and a half wide and 9" deep and while it flattened the tire, the Detroit was unscathed.. i feel the added weight of the wheels are offset by their epic durability.

op, wheel is beyond toast
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