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Old 07-03-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Damn pothole dented a wheel

Just my luck, a new pothole opened up on a steep, narrow road and I never saw it coming. The impact shook the whole car so I figured something got damaged. I could feel a slight vibration on my way to the shop, and sure enough there was a dent in my right front Prodrive P1

They balanced the wheel so the vibration isn't so bad, but is that an easy fix if I find a place that repairs wheels?

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Old 07-04-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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your tires are underinflated fi you bent a p1 wheel, no doubt

likely way underinflated

and that tire is garbage
replace it
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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your tires are underinflated fi you bent a p1 wheel, no doubt

likely way underinflated

and that tire is garbage
replace it
I don't see a bubble on that tire? you can get that wheel fixed in mass at rim pro (fixed quite a few of my other wheels) 1-888-2-rim-pro
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:10 AM   #4
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I don't see a bubble on that tire? you can get that wheel fixed in mass at rim pro (fixed quite a few of my other wheels) 1-888-2-rim-pro
I think he is referring to the fact that the rim shouldn't have been damaged like that unless the tire was underinflated. Being the owner of 2, soon to be 3, sets of Prodrive wheels I have hit some really bad pot holes and never damaged a rim like that so I would have to agree.

As far as the tire being trash it is looks as if the treadlife on those suckers is gone.

To the OP, that rim can definetely be fixed.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:07 AM   #5
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your tires are underinflated fi you bent a p1 wheel, no doubt

likely way underinflated

and that tire is garbage
replace it
OR - it was a REALLY bad pothole!
I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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Yeah, tires are inflated fine. It was a deep pothole and the wheel took a very hard hit. I've hit plenty of frost heaves, ruts, rocks, and potholes before without any damage. This was was a bad one. If I were driving a Kia it probably would have exploded.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:39 PM   #7
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nmmtns - That wheel is definitely repairable, should be a pretty easy fix for a competent wheel repair shop.

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your tires are underinflated fi you bent a p1 wheel, no doubt

likely way underinflated

and that tire is garbage
replace it
Do you ever make any productive comments in threads, or is your purpose here just to tell people how stupid they are or how much their setup sucks?

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