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Old 03-23-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Scratched my new wheel!!!

I'm so pissed that I scratched the rear wheel on my '06! It was on a 2 lane road at a light. I was in the right lane which was a turning lane to get onto the highway and the left lane was to go straight. There was only one car in front of me and it was a middle-aged woman that was obviously in the wrong lane since she was at a 45 degree angle pointing to the left. So, I snuck in next to her so I can continue driving and get onto the highway but at the very last second my rear wheel nicked the curb. I was only going maybe 5mph at most. Sucks so bad but I can only blame myself. I don't think it is fixable so... anyone have a spare '06 wheel they'd like to sell?

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Old 03-23-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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Don't worry. Go back to your dealer and ask who they use to repair rims on their used cars. They may be able to get you a better deal than calling up a wheel repair specialist on your own. I work at a dealership and we have a guy who works wonders on wheels.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:54 PM   #3
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damn, that sucks. Try out what Pete recommended and next time either have a bit more patience or learn the width of your car :-(
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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just posted pics, you think that's repairable?
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:24 PM   #5
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that is definately repairable, as a matter of fact you can repair it yourself

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http://www.autopia-carcare.com/realwhda.html
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:30 PM   #6
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that's not bad at all.
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:40 PM   #7
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That is easily repairable. Piece of cake. I have seen much worse come back looking like brand new.
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:45 PM   #8
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Scratching a wheel is post-worthy....holy crap! Grow up...send pics when you get in a wreck or something!
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #9
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so easily fixable, I scratched the **** out of my mom's oddessy 10x worse, I fixed that and it was baaddd.. this is a tiny nick! totally fixable!
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #10
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Dude I did the same thing when I got my 05... had the car for about 3 days, pulled into school and barely hit the curb and F**K...
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:00 PM   #11
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Get Fuzion ZRi's @ 225/45-17 with RimGuard...scuff tire, not get the proverbial rim job.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #12
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honestly you'll get over it...as you will move on to some aftermarket wheels. the worst sound is hearing your rims bite the curb, its happened to me
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:42 PM   #13
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hey nemocity I dunno about you but scraping my brand new wheels on a curb isn't a good thing. However it isn't the end of the world. I didn't know that asking for opinions as to how I can fix it on the internet was such a big deal to you. Maybe next time I should just learn to live with it and not fix it. I'm assuming your car is riddled with dents and scratches since it's no big deal to you right? I mean, unless you crash your car why fix it?

You can NOT post retarded comments like that in threads if you'd like. People might think you're smarter. Exactly what is the point of coming into someone elses legitimate thread and saying how stupid it is to ask a question about fixing a scratched wheel? I think you need to grow up.


Oh yea, o2sys thanks for the link! I'm def going to do that once it gets warmer.

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Old 03-23-2006, 05:50 PM   #14
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that is definately repairable, as a matter of fact you can repair it yourself

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damn , thats badass
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:07 PM   #15
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Hey nemocity - Don't be opening your mouth and telling him what to post when your member number is just as high, and you have no clout on here. Keep your mouth shut unless you've got something normal or not idiotic to say....Go drive and SRT4 and call yourself fast4r.

Thedon - Don't worry man - you can totally fix that yourself with the autopia instructions. It's a stock wheel, so it's gonna be alot cheaper and easier to fix or replace than say....a Prodrive P1 like I've got. One of my P1's was curbed when I bought it used and I had to pay 120 bucks to get the ****** fixed. BTW - you going to Danbury on Saturday? See www.iwsti.com for info.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:42 PM   #16
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Oh yeah...I forgot...number of posts equals intelligence...why did I spend so much time in graduate school...I am such a sardonic twit, ehh?

A bird ate holly berries today and pooped on my hood...ohhh, what should I do?!
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:55 PM   #17
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Oh yeah...I forgot...number of posts equals intelligence...why did I spend so much time in graduate school...I am such a sardonic twit, ehh?
So you went to graduate school, big deal. Apparently they didn't teach common courtesy there.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:58 PM   #18
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don't fix it. it'll happen again. a very slippery slope....
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:13 PM   #19
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Sorry to tell you this...you'll prob see alot worse someday
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:47 PM   #20
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Scratching a wheel is post-worthy....holy crap! Grow up...send pics when you get in a wreck or something!
And buffoons bump it to the top. The dudes bummed he dinged his new ride, I think that's post worthy. It's good to rant.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:21 PM   #21
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those are ****ty rims anyway
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:49 PM   #22
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Is that it? I would thought you bent it or something.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:57 PM   #23
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paint them...you will never know that it was there...
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:05 PM   #24
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That isn't anything to worry about, at least I wouldn't worry about it anyways.
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:15 AM   #25
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That isn't anything to worry about, at least I wouldn't worry about it anyways.
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It's so small, so why care? One of mine is actually bent and scraped along over 1/2 the edge, but I just got the sucker rebalanced and I couldn't care any less.
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