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How do you fix a cracked rim????

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by -MOE LESTER-, Aug 17, 2004.


    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    one of my 17s has a hairline crack in it from hitting a pothole and now i cant put low profile tubeless tires on because it wont hold air...

    any mother fuckers know how to fix this???
  2. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    isnt there some way i can weld it or use epoxy or some shit???

    wheres all the car know-it-alls on this biatch????
  4. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    buff out dings but a crack is wack. By a new rim dog
  5. JUDONO?

    JUDONO? Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2002 Messages: 1,935 Likes Received: 0
    drive real careful next time
  6. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    hahah cracked rim...
  7. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    yeah man, a cracked rim is like a crack in your television screen. You might as well go out and buy a new one. Shitty, but.....the truth
  8. 455

    455 Guest

    you're shit outta luck

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    the fucking mechanic said there was a way to fix it by welding the mother fucker...its not that big of a crack its only like an inch long

  10. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    Target and K-Mart sells some dope ass rims.
  11. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    Cracks only get BIGGER. I dont know how far welding is gonna take you, the rim probably has warpage from hitting that pothole. Anyway, low-pro tires are really shitty if you plan on hitting any more potholes
  12. Jake Stevens

    Jake Stevens Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 26, 2002 Messages: 1,663 Likes Received: 9
    happened to me it got a bit bigger after awhile.. best thing id to get a new one now..
  13. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    man, I'd rather buy a new rim than rock one with a big ugly ass weld mark on the side but hey, if it's worth it to you, I'd look into the welding gig. If you live in the bay area, i could maybe get you some help from a friend of mine that does a lot of welding/metal fabrication
  14. -MOE LESTER-

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    the problem with buying a new rim is that these are custom 17inch that are painted black

    where the hell can i buy single rims????
  15. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    probably the same place you bought the set unless it came from an individual.

    you're not the first person to lose a rim to a pothole. shit...that's a good part of the reason why I won't put 18's on mine.

    edit: because the roads are so shitty where I live. we've got more potholes than the moon has craters.