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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,357
    Yeah I’d fix that.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,455
    stickguy said:

    it isn't black. it's gray. and it is way too much to fill in, and would need smoothing first. If I can't find a repair outfit to get back to me, I will just order a replacement and when it arrives, take it over to the shop and have them swap the tire onto it.

    I actually got one a while back for my Odyssey. Had one wheel bent enough that they couldn't ever get it balanced right, so i just bought a new one, and problem solved.

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    I wonder how much those list for....
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,937
    https://www.hubcaphaven.com/p/24439/aly71854-acura-tlx-wheel-grey-painted-42700-tz3-a81.html

    I have not yet bothered to find out how much the dealer wants for one!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,937

    Yeah I’d fix that.

    how long does it take? Kinda a hassle to have to jack up the car and have it on the donut for an extended period.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,944
    edited August 9
    That would drive me nuts. I remember a few years ago while on a trip, I pulled out awkwardly from an odd curb in a parking lot, and put a mark on a wheel, maybe the size of a quarter or two. Drove me nuts, had it fixed within being home for a couple days. And this was on a leased car where I probably could have had it forgiven - but looking at it every day would challenge my already marginal sanity.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,357
    stickguy said:

    Yeah I’d fix that.

    how long does it take? Kinda a hassle to have to jack up the car and have it on the donut for an extended period.
    See if you can replace it and then get a credit for trading in the busted wheel.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,807
    stickguy said:

    it isn't black. it's gray. and it is way too much to fill in, and would need smoothing first. If I can't find a repair outfit to get back to me, I will just order a replacement and when it arrives, take it over to the shop and have them swap the tire onto it.

    I actually got one a while back for my Odyssey. Had one wheel bent enough that they couldn't ever get it balanced right, so i just bought a new one, and problem solved.

    image

    The curse of low profile tires. I clipped a curb pulling into the parking garage last year in the Accord and feared the worst. Luckily it only made a light scuff on the tire which disappeared when it was washed. I feel your frustration.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,669
    stickguy said:


    how long does it take? Kinda a hassle to have to jack up the car and have it on the donut for an extended period.

    In my case I dropped the car at the tire shop first thing in the morning and the car was ready the next day.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,455
    Motor Trend doesn't like the torsion-beam suspension in the new Mazda 3....

    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda/civic/2019/2019-honda-civic-2020-toyota-corolla-2019-mazda3-comparison-test/

    "Mazda's move to ditch the independent rear suspension has been a gossip topic in the auto industry, but the key question remains: Is it still fun to drive? The Mazda3's 2.5-liter engine is pretty robust and hasn't really changed much since the previous generation. The transmission also feels jerky when driving at low speeds. But our biggest critique was—you guessed it—the new torsion-beam suspension, which dramatically changed the driving dynamics on twisty roads and broken pavement.

    "Moving to a torsion beam detracted from the car," Ogbac said. "It has a good ride on glass-smooth surfaces, but it feels less sophisticated than before and loses composure once it has to deal with successive imperfections." Example: The rear end bounced sharply side to side when driving over a midcorner bump."
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,499
    stickguy said:

    it isn't black. it's gray. and it is way too much to fill in, and would need smoothing first. If I can't find a repair outfit to get back to me, I will just order a replacement and when it arrives, take it over to the shop and have them swap the tire onto it.

    I actually got one a while back for my Odyssey. Had one wheel bent enough that they couldn't ever get it balanced right, so i just bought a new one, and problem solved.

    image

    For all that’s Holy......WOW!

    Yeah...I’d get that fixed. Looks like it’s been chipped? Did you curb it that hard?

    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,474
    Interesting that several of you have had a similar experience to mine with having a tire place refuse to install a tire. I thought it was so strange at first.

    This guy at least made calls to his fitment specialists as well as Audi and confirmed that “by the book” they couldn’t install the same tire as I had on it.

    So, new Michelin Pilot Sports for me.

    2018 Audi Q7 - 2018 Audi A5 - 2017 Miata RF

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,474
    I was mostly pleased that the damage was to the tire and not my nice newish wheel.

    2018 Audi Q7 - 2018 Audi A5 - 2017 Miata RF

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,368
    Oh man, that would drive me crazy and I would have to get it fixed. Heck the small scrape I have on the lip bothers me, albeit not enough to have it repaired with only a year to go.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab
  • @ stink guy, looks fine to me ha ha Ha. Happy Friday everybody. Hope everyone had a good week.
  • @ grilled, oh man wow at least the good thing is your son doesn’t feel too bad now I’m glad.
  • @ 28 fire fighter, how is your son feeling? I’m glad they refunded you the money without much hassle thank God.
  • Maybe my goal with our neighbors to look at cars on Sunday, they mentioned it to me last night, well the wife did when I was having dinner with them, but we’ll see not going to be pushy if they want me to go they know where I am ha ha Ha.
  • Every time I try to talk with the husband about it he has no interest in changes the subject, oh well it is what it is so we’ll see. He thinks he’s going to get a seam monthly payment on a pilot without even looking at it ha ha Ha good luck have to reach out to some dealers first and see what’s the going rate and each one is a little different at each dealer. It’s not as easy as it makes it sound I just laughed and kept my mouth shut when you mentioned that a few weeks ago. And we have one child I said why do you need something so big caught something but what you have now the sea are the size.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,195
    The wheel repair guy we used at BMW usually took less than 90 minutes to fix a wheel- and the results were excellent.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,357
    pensfan83 said:

    Punch in progress

    RIP Altima.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,752

    pensfan83 said:

    Punch in progress

    RIP Altima.
    Must've been all the Altima haters in this group - shame on all of you! :p
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,752
    edited August 10
    Had the third and final free oil change on the G37 this morning. The guy in front of me in the service lane needed a new battery. No sooner than they had gotten me checked in and I took a bathroom break, they came in and told him his car was ready. I got to watch about ten minutes of Netflix on my iPad and then they told me mine was ready, too.

    Weirdly, they measured my tires at 7/32" (after only about 7,500 miles on the tires). I suspect they were being conservative, as the last time I checked a few weeks ago, they were around 8 to 9/32".

    Edit: False alarm on the tires. Checked with my digital Fowler X-tread depth gauge as well as an analog one. They're still at 8.5-9/32". Oddly, when you measure them with the analog gauge, they do show as 7mm, so I'm guessing the tech was using a similar gauge and read mm instead of x/32".
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    pensfan83 said:

    Punch in progress

    Hope all goes well!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,357
    The suspense is killing me.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,368
    Here's a hint
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,357
    Well. That is singularly lacking in helpfulness.

    New Supra?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,807
    RAV-4?

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,357
    Nice!
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
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