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Old 09-22-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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21 inch rims - learned a lesson today.

All who have the 21 inch rims. Words of wisdom here from someone who learned the hard way. I was switching my rims out, putting the 21 inch rims back on. I had the 20 inch front rim off and rolled the 21 inch over to the car. I let go of the rim to wipe down the inner fender well when I heard a bang. I turned around and the 21 inch rims had fallen over. Apparently they will not stand up on their own. I don't know why I didn't notice this when I switched them out the last time. Anyway, it fell over and landed on my breaker bar and 1/2 drive ratchet. Totally messed the rim up. It actually took some pretty large chunks of aluminum off. :( I swear to god, I almost shed a tear looking at that rim. Looks like I will be purchasing a new one. Word to the wise, don't leave them standing on their own....

I know you folks want to see pictures, but just think the worst and you'll be right on target...
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about that! Hopefully others can learn from this and not suffer the same fate!
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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That blows. Bring on the pics!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:48 PM   #5
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that does suck, but you know you got to put the pics up.
I think i wouldve shed a tear or 2, being 18, its hard as it is to pay for the car, seeing an expensive rim like that fall...would crush my heart
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #6
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sorry to hear.. shouldve took some pics tho
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Hmmmmm............., neither will the 20s, mainly the fronts. My 20 rears will but the fronts will not.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:07 AM   #8
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sux..wallet..ouch.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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Pictures!

Duct tape or Bondo won't fix it up?
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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I took mine into a tire shop to have the balance checked. I watched the guy leave the rear next to the car standing up. It slowly rolled and fell over. It was like slow motion with no way for me to get there in time. Fortunately it fell onto carpet with nothing else in the way. No damage as far as I could tell, but still worth knowing. I'm going to warn everyone else now going forward.

By the way, with only 150 miles on the car, all four tires needed balancing.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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All who have the 21 inch rims. Words of wisdom here from someone who learned the hard way. I was switching my rims out, putting the 21 inch rims back on. I had the 20 inch front rim off and rolled the 21 inch over to the car. I let go of the rim to wipe down the inner fender well when I heard a bang. I turned around and the 21 inch rims had fallen over. Apparently they will not stand up on their own. I don't know why I didn't notice this when I switched them out the last time. Anyway, it fell over and landed on my breaker bar and 1/2 drive ratchet. Totally messed the rim up. It actually took some pretty large chunks of aluminum off. :( I swear to god, I almost shed a tear looking at that rim. Looks like I will be purchasing a new one. Word to the wise, don't leave them standing on their own....

I know you folks want to see pictures, but just think the worst and you'll be right on target...
Sorry about the rim but I have to ask why would you replace this rim after it fell over onto some tools and knocked off a "pretty large chunks of aluminum"? I don`t know the wheel manufacture but I would have some serious trust issues with those wheels.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #12
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The face is pretty heavy on the 21's thats why they tipped over you should always lean your rims over any time you have them off your vehicle. Sorry to hear.
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