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Cracked Wheel

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by Rivethead, Apr 20, 2017.

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  1. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    So, I had what I thought was a slow leak in the tire and brought it in to the tire shop. They said it was the valve stem and replaced it. Next day, same thing, looks low, so I bring it back a second time and ....

    Cracked wheel:

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    No bueno!

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    So, I replaced all four to play it safe.

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    That would have been very bad if it came apart on the freeway. :eek:
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Wow. I wonder how long it was like that? It looks like it was slow because it was behind the bead. I broke one years ago. Mine was a little longer and it bent up. I could touch the bead. Mind didn't crack though. They were aftermarket wheels. I called to buy another one from the supplier. They had some about 5 weeks before. Called after it broke, they were all gone and discontinued. I had to send the rim to Boston or NY (can't remember) to have it repaired. No shop locally wanted to touch it.

    Was this on your F150? New rims look good.

    James
     
  3. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Thanks. Indeed, this was on my F150. To the best of my recollection, this is the first time I've ever had a crack like this. Glad it was caught before it became a real problem.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Thankfully it only happened to me once as well. Pain but could be worse. I pasted a car or two in the last month on the side of the road that lost a whole wheel. Thankfully it didn't cause a big accident.

    James
     
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