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Old 09-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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I hit a curb and damaged one of my wheels on my malibu just want your guys opinion is this damage worth getting fixed.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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I would if it is a reasonable amount of money, otherwise no.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Mine look worse than that, I'm not spending money to fix or replace them.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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steve AZ, that not bad at all your saying then, I was thinking the same thing new rim would cost around $163.00
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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Man u have had the worst luck with your rim/tires.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Massive curb rash on the lip of my rim:


Tire that was on this rim was missing a chunk from the sidewall, too.

I went with 225/55/17 tires which stick out past the rims a bit, hopefully protecting the rims in the future...


eBay has wheels for around $130 shipped... http://www.ebay.com/itm/251063837092...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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I hit a curb and damaged one of my wheels on my malibu just want your guys opinion is this damage worth getting fixed.
If it were me, I would buy some clear coat touch up, touch up the bare spots, maybe even use some really fine sandpaper/polishing cloth after you do that, and call it good. Main thing is seal up the crack so the aluminum doesn't oxidize and corrode worse.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:44 PM   #8
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gmitch2LT, Tell me about it man.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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Jason464, It is not a reasonable amount of money to have it fixed they want around $200.00. I can get new rim for $130.00 on ebay no point getting it fixed will just keep it way it is.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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Steve AZ,I am replacing that damage wheel with another one found on ebay for only $60.00 could not pass it up so buyed it today.
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