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Old 07-08-2013, 10:25 AM
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:40 AM
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Damn, that sucks. Sorry to see that happen.

Hope the fix ends up going well. Is it leaking?
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:42 AM
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Ouch!! Some insurance companies, like GEICO, cover this sort of thing when the wheel suffers damage. I hope you're able to get this sorted soon.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:45 AM
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Ouch!! Some insurance companies, like GEICO, cover this sort of thing when the wheel suffers damage. I hope you're able to get this sorted soon.
They do, but only if you've added the custom wheels to the policy. Most companies don't cover aftermarket items. Ask me how I know...
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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A crazy amount of damage, that wheel does not look overly strong. I take it those are 22s, how bad was the impact and how fast were you going?
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:18 PM
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They do, but only if you've added the custom wheels to the policy. Most companies don't cover aftermarket items. Ask me how I know...
Let me guess...

I noticed the last time when I telephoned GEICO to put a new vehicle on my policy the agent actually asked me whether I intended to install any custom items. In retrospect, that's a smart question...it protects them and me.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:19 PM
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Potholes on the highway c'mon

They are 22's I was going about 75 on the highway I actually just passed the hole again its probably 18 inches across and 6 inches deep traffic sucks today so I had time to admire it


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At least it's not leaking but its obviously no longer balanced and vibrating pretty bad , a local shop they should be able to straighten it for 125-200 including remounting and balancing


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Old 07-08-2013, 12:27 PM
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Usually the city or town you're in, specially if this happened in your own town you could file a complaint and have the town pay for it . A long process but you will end up with a reimbursement check . Happened to me twice .
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:09 PM
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Believe it or not, you can normally file a claim with the county and they are usually good about paying for it. I did this in Texas a few years ago when I bent a wheel and it was settled in two weeks. the insurance company would not cover it because I did not know exactly where the pothole was and had no pictures and did not get a police report at the scene. The other option is to go online and look for a form that you can fill out for no fault and they usually cover it less deductibles You can Google this and it will show results. "filing a claim in the county for damages to your car wheels"
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:39 PM
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Cool thanks for the info guys


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Man sorry to see that!!! I've been there trust me!!


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Old 07-08-2013, 05:15 PM
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That's ruff bro. I feel ya pain.

But... I would just say they came on the car

Let them give you something. These days dealers sell aftermarket shoes regularly.
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For 200 or less ill bite the bullet and forget the headache of dealing with the bs , it comes with the territory of having 22's wrapped in rubber bands


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They are 22's I was going about 75 on the highway I actually just passed the hole again its probably 18 inches across and 6 inches deep traffic sucks today so I had time to admire it


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is it akin to "admiring" your enemy?

Here in Chicago...potholes are EVERYWHERE, i would second the advice to file a claim with the local township/city. My wife cracked a stock 17" rim and we didn't find out until much later that we could have tried to file a claim.
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For 200 or less ill bite the bullet and forget the headache of dealing with the bs , it comes with the territory of having 22's wrapped in rubber bands


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File a claim as fast as you can, before they fill it.

Sorry bro, I know that hurts.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:49 PM
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So this is the result of what happened both rims on the passenger side were to messed up to fix and they're on back order soClick image for larger version

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Old 07-13-2013, 08:58 AM
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Always been curious of this scenario. Does it ride different, considering you have to different sets of wheels on the car? I'm sure the weights can't be the same.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:05 AM
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I have one set , the black rims are now oversized paper weights ... all 4 were bent 2 were un repairable I was told the rims are to lightweight for the car , on paper they work but obviously not in everyday driving


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Old 07-13-2013, 09:20 AM
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I see.

For everyone's information, it might be helpful to post make and model of the rims so others don't make the same mistake.

It's odd they didn't tell you when you bought them.


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Old 07-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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I see.

For everyone's information, it might be helpful to post make and model of the rims so others don't make the same mistake.

It's odd they didn't tell you when you bought them.


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No kidding 22" Giovanna Meccas they're actually part of the light weight series I found out



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Old 07-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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they're actually part of the light weight series I found out
Lightweight wheels (with quality construction) CAN be plenty strong. At least your actual wheel didn't crack. Unless they're one piece, they should be able to just replace the lip. Either way, steering clear of Giovanna now for sure.



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Old 07-13-2013, 11:01 AM
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They are one piece I have a video of one a balancer Ill put it up when I can


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Don't ever fix a bent tire. This can cause problems further down the road. (Though Hunter seems to have developed a new machine that can fix wheels without any risk.)

You need to call this guy ASAP: http://www.clarionledger.com/article...nclick_check=1

In any case this isn't as bad as the giant potholes we have here, which sucked my 3rd previous car into it. (Img1)

Or the ones in Toledo in which you disappear completely. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3543364.html)

So I'd say you're one lucky guy :thumb up: (Glass half-full mode ON)
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