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Old 01-05-2009, 06:17 PM
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Interesting wheel damage on this Vette.

This 2005 Vette came in (past customer) after "running over something".
I have never seen anything like this. The tire doesn't show one bit of damage, nor does anything else other than a cracked plastic scoop for the brakes.

I haven't aligned it but that doesn't even look off!

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:23 PM
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Is it a run flat?
or run at very low air pressure?
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:29 PM
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It looks like he got a flat tire at the neighborhood bar, ran over an open manhole and then hit the curb instead of the driveway approach. Tequila shooters may be the cause. Or stupidity. Myself, I'd claim tequila...
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That does not look possible!
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thats amazing. Thats gotta be the least likely damage that could ever happen to a rim, one of the spokes on my wheel is cracked right through it with no other damage to the wheel or tire but this by far tops that.
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Low Profile Tire,Almost impossible to tell by looking if its low on pressure.

Aluminum /Magnesium Wheel.{NOT STEEL}

Chances are there is damage to the Internal structure of the tire .{rubber}

This is why I don't care for {not steel} wheels.

They will crack & break where a steel wheel will bend & still stay with the car.

I have seen the tire & the outer rim bead to bead still holding air but the inside of the rim {in this case the spokes}still on the car.

Yes they are lighter & possibly stronger but they will not take the abuse a steel wheel will.


Stick a utility knife in that tire its done!

It's not worth running that tire any where but a burn out contest.



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I don't know what he ran over, I try to find out tomorrow. But honestly, we replace wheels all the time, steel, aluminum, the chassis parts we do a lot of this stuff. I have never seen anything like this. And again, there is no damage to the bead area of the wheel, inside or out. Bizare!

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:16 PM
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Speaking of bizare wheel damage one of the wildest I ever saw was at a shop I sold paint to. It had an ambulance, almost new as I remember. That had been stolen and ran over the spike strip. They ran the thing for miles after until it wouldn't move. The front rims (steel) were FLAT and worn thru in many places. Chunks of the steel had flown off and went right thru the tops of the fenders!

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That is a first for me to see also.

I have a customer, who was racing a 'ricer' with her Camaro. She broke traction, and lost control in a turn. The rear went over a curb, and into ice plant. It has magnesium rims, and it bent the axle flange, not the rim.

Even though the rim, and tire showed signs of the impact with the curb.

A metal rim would have bent enough to break the bead, and cause the tire to go flat in this case.
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That rim reminds me of the movie "Alien" with Sigourney Weaver from 1979.
Sorry my sense of humor is a bit off today.

My guess is he may have had low tire pressure and hit a narrow object like a brick with the center of the tire. If the object is taller than the sidewall but not as wide as the rim & if you have extremely low air pressure & you hit it dead on center with low air pressure, who knows, could it be?
It would be interesting to see it with the tire off. Possibly a factory flaw in the rim causing it to fail with time?


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that is strange. i've never seen a rim damaged like that.
does it have the low pressure sensor inside the wheel?
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i would put money on the tire being bad even if you cant see it
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Our Hunter tire machine will do that to a Corvette wheel in the opposite direction (collapse it outward)if the pressure gets cranked up too high.

Since this is inward, it would have to be from slamming something kinda sharp edged, really surprised the tire shows no damage.

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I'll get a photo of it when the tire comes off. Don't get me wrong, of course the tire is damaged, but you can't see anything honest!

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