|12-23-2010 04:04 PM|
|DeLorean||Been there on this, the 18" wheels on the STI take pretty easily to curb rash... same wheel, same sort of damage. Whoops!|
|12-23-2010 01:21 PM|
|Breau||YOU CALL THAT SERIOUS CURB RASH? Sand that down and throw some primer, paint and clear on it and bondo if you need it.|
|10-29-2010 07:40 PM|
|DeLorean||Next time, Give it more gas and point it where you want it to go.|
|10-29-2010 06:53 PM|
Did the same thing in the Goat this week, only a bit more violently....
Snap oversteer in the rain coming out of a traffic circle: 90 degrees one way, looking out of the driver's window going about 30 mph, then back around 270 deg facing the traffic behind me, but the passenger side hitting a low 45 deg curb. Just enough to rash the wheels, nothing more. Turned around and continued on to my client meeting...
GA I feel your pain... Just don't do it the way I did....
|10-29-2010 06:40 PM|
|10-29-2010 05:54 PM|
|mhess427||Don't bother parking far away. If your luck is anything like mine, people will just start following you to the far end of the parking lot and you will find many stupid dings when you come back.|
|10-29-2010 05:42 PM|
|jk88||the high belt lines of newer cars make parking and driving in smaller spaces much harder.|
|10-29-2010 05:35 PM|
good lord man. be more careful!!!
|10-28-2010 05:28 AM|
Might have to put a set of these on;
Wheels are not meant to be the curb feelers...
|10-28-2010 04:30 AM|
|10-27-2010 12:31 PM|
|BurnsSide42||I'd just repair it. Besides - if you do keep it long time - eventually good used wheels will turn up. Touch it up and go for now.|
|10-27-2010 12:28 PM|
Although repainting the finish will never be as stout as the factory finish, unless you go powder coat which is mildly better.
|10-26-2010 04:18 PM|
|nico toscani||That can be repaired, just have to find someone who can do it right (call the dealer and see who they use).|
|10-26-2010 03:39 PM|
The winter wheels are going on this weekend, so I have a few months to contemplate repair (?) or replacement options.
And, yes, JK, operator error was involved. It's hard getting a feel for where the other side of the car is, you cannot see the front or right edge of the car from the driver's seat.
|10-26-2010 03:11 PM|
|10-26-2010 02:52 PM|
|10-26-2010 02:46 PM|
|JK||Sucky. Looks more like operator error than a problem with the wheels! 17 and 18" wheels won't keep a person from rubbing on a curb.|
|10-26-2010 02:17 PM|
The perils of 19" Wheels
Courtesy of the Calhoun Square parking ramp, I picked up some serious curb rash on my 19" turbine rims this afternoon. Argh!
IMG_0228 by gabbott66, on Flickr