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I curbed my car for the first time


stabbish

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I understeered around a corner and my brakes locked up and I hit the curb with my front left wheel.

I was going around 20-30kmh and it kind of bent my steel rim and bent in my hubcap.

 

Here's the damage done,

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Edit: Image shack isn't working either @.@

 

How bad is the damage? What kind of things should I do? How urgently do I need to repair the steel rim?

 

Edit2: I'm an idiot I just saw the tyre section, if this can be moved to that.

Edited by stabbish
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umm... fail again

 

i just upload my pictures to my myspace then rightclick, properties, copy link, post here and TAH DAH! :thumbsup:

 

 

EDIT:: now it works, lol

 

that didnt look like it felt too good >_<

 

where do you live?

Edited by BrIaN EG2
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well the reason i asked where you live is because i have a set of stock 13inch steelies that im trying to sell for $100 with new tires.. but i wouldnt ride on a bent wheel for long.. you can look around, im sure someone is selling stock wheels somewhere.. i dont know if they have it for new zealand but id check craigslist or ebay :thumbsup:

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A single steel wheel for replacement should run under $50 USD even from a salvage yard. I am pretty sure I paid $40 a set for my last steel wheels that had no tires.

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If your steering wheel isn't shaking back and forth whilst driving, you don't have much to worry about. And if your tire isn't leaking, don't take a hammer to it. I've seen steelies for sale locally for $5 each. Just get another one if it's messed up. If your steering wheel is jacked, you may have fouled up a tie-rod end. Not too expensive either. No worries. But you will need an alignment.

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I tested it again, I was going around 110km/h and the steering wheel started vibrating left and right. It wasn't jerking or anything it only vibrated when I accelerated. The car stayed straight when I let go of the wheel albeit still off center. This is just my alignment right.

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i wouldnt take it past 110kmh then, if it starts shaking.. just baby it around until you get a new wheel but get one asap, and id reuse the tire thats on the bent wheel :thumbsup:

Edited by BrIaN EG2
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Eh, doesn't look too bad. You might be able to take it to a tire shop, and have them bend it back with something called a "dogbone." I work at a tire shop here, and have used that tool many a time, on wheels with much worse damage... Try that, and good luck!

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