Glad I didn't get an R......Curb Rash

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  1. jlauth

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    Well for once I can say for sure I'm glad i didn't buy and R! Long story short I just made a $600+ mistake. Parked really close to a curb in a tight parking lot to prevent door dings...when i left I cut the wheel a bit to early. I'm not sure how i drive my Terminator for 10 years and never get a curb and then I hit this one with only 1400 miles on the car!

    Anyone know where to get the best deal on a new OEM wheel? I could get this one repaired but may as well try new if i can find an OK price.

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    No reason to buy new, $150 and you’ll be back with a fully repaired wheel. Unless you want it as a spare for some reason.
     
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    I just need to find a local company to repair them then. If people have luck with the quality of a repair then I'm ok with that.
     
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    Yeah shouldn’t be a problem, ask enthusiasts or call the local high line car dealer like Porsche or the like and see who they use. We have a couple locally that would have that 100% easy.
     
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    mostly just worried about the color match. I will call around tomorrow.

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    $153 from rockauto OEM reconditioned wheel.

    Glad it was the wheel and not the tire. That would of been more expensive
     
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    Pull all 4 and get them coated gloss black or some other color that is a little more fun. Would probably cost you the same with mount/dismount
     
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    Darn. That sucks. Had it happen to me.
     
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    It happens to the best of us.

    For me, only one curbed wheel in 30 years of driving. Happened a few years ago as I pulled close to the curb so that my passenger didn't have to step into rain water. No good deed goes unpunished...
     
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    Yipe...that's not exactly an inch or so either.


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    Check around for a mobile wheel repair guy...they fix it while at your work or eating your sandwich. Usually under $100.....
     
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    I've always go up on the curb. Thankfully, never once scrapped a rim. *knock on wood* On my old car the dealer was surprised how nice my rims were ,especially, since it was my first car. Just call around you'll find someone who can make it good as new.
     
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    Black sharpie and call it a day lol
     
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    Exactly - I curbed mine once (not nearly that extensive, maybe 0.5" in total with paint scraped off). Just used black touch up paint - good enough
     
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    Parking with a curb on the driver side I pull in at a slight angle away from the curb, open the door as the rear wheel approaches to be sure it's clearing OK, then crank the tire fully to the left and roll up until it lightly bumps the curb with the tire. Had to park this way downtown in a parking lot for a year and half with no damage. I don't park with a curb on the passenger side - that's a sure accident just waiting to happen.
     
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    Too bad they only have fronts or I would order a set right now...
     
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    The rears sell pretty fast but they do bring them back to stock very often.
     
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    #18 HoosierDaddy, Jun 3, 2019
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    Not sure if this counts as a mistake on my part. But definitely not a driving mistake.

    First week with a new car a long time ago. Wanting to be as far from the adjacent space so asked my wife how far was I from the curb. She cracked the door and said 10" So I started to move that direction when scrunch. I looked and told her I had to be closer than 10" and she held up her hands and said I told her this much was 10" when we first started dating.
     
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    So you had less than 3" to the curb
     
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    As many others have said, that can be repaired easily, usually $150 - $250 and come out looking great. Find a good detailer who can refer a wheel guy... or check with dealerships as others have mentioned, especially high-line dealerships (Porsche / Audi / Merc.…) When they take used cars in, they typically fix the wheel rash.

    That happened to me on my 2016 Ecoboost, had it repaired, good as new...
     
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