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Old 01-06-2006, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Rims are bent, but are tires ok?

Alright, so I bent my rim, (story is here
and afterwards, it's still drivable.

I went to get a claim form from the city, and got a estimate on the rim. Went to Greens Automotive, and said it cost around $250-$300 to fix the damage, and recommended me to get a new rim instead (new is $325).
So I think I might just get a new rim. But here's the question. If my rims are bent like that, would my tire still be ok? Or am I better getting it replaced as well?

What would you do? I don't know if the tire is still good or not. I didn't measure the PSI of it yet, and I don't know how the inner is.
Should I replace the tire or should I just use it?
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:51 AM   #2
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Do all 4 tires still have good tread?

If so, I'd make sure there are no cracks/slow leaks, and if not, use them

If it does have cracks though, swap it out.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:03 AM   #3
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Three of the four are brand new tire. However, 1 new tire has a huge metal piece stuck on, which explains why that tire was loosing air.

But normally, if the impact can damage the rim like that (there's pictures near the bottom of the page) should the tire be damaged too? Or is it possible that it may not be damaged at all?
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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Hard to tell tire damage with those pics. But I would wager that you should NOT keep the tire. If there is metal sticking in it AND the fact that your rim was bent the tire very well has internal damage. But you will find out when you take it off the rim (if it can be taken off without damaging it).
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:23 PM   #5
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Bring it to a tire shop or two and get their opinion. They have the best knowledge there. Tires can withstand a lot. But then again, Tires are cheap for something that could save your life.
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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Good thing your tires are mostly new, because if they were worn down, you'd need to get a new set of 4 tires to keep the diffs happy, which might be tricky convincing the city to reimburse you for...
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:44 AM   #7
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If you have time, you can try this. Take out the tire with the metal on, and then put it in a big enough bucket of water. If there is bubbling, that means there is a leak.
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:51 AM   #8
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Good thing your tires are mostly new, because if they were worn down, you'd need to get a new set of 4 tires to keep the diffs happy, which might be tricky convincing the city to reimburse you for...
or you can just get a new tire and shave it to match the other 3
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:05 AM   #9
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If you have time, you can try this. Take out the tire with the metal on, and then put it in a big enough bucket of water. If there is bubbling, that means there is a leak.
even easier it to take a spray bottle and put water in it and spray it on, or take a rag with soapy water and rub the tire, either way, it way, it will bubble without having to find a bucket big enough for the whole tire
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:33 PM   #10
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how is the driving's feels like when you notice your rim bent?
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:03 AM   #11
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I guess I will head to a tire shop to get their advice.

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how is the driving's feels like when you notice your rim bent?
There was no difference at all.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:52 PM   #12
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interested in selling two bent rims?.....my insurance company wont help me (was in a bad accident) and had aftermarket rims on....i dont care how bad of shape there in as long as they hold air, please im me if you want to get rid of your destroyed rims, do they have run down tires as well?
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