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#1 2006-08-20 13:11:59

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Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Last night I went with some friends to see Dave Chapelle live (who was f'n hillarious) and on the way home my buddy's LGT and 18" PIAA rims got totally pwn3d by a pothole. As soon as he went over it we heard the sound of a blowout so we pulled over right away into a gas station that was a couple hundred feet away.  We examined the wheel to find that the tire was ok, but the rim had gone San Andreas fault style and completely cracked in half!!!  We couldnt believe that a rim could break in such a way.  We put on his spare tire and limped the car to my house which was 10 miles away.  Here are some pics I took this morning of the wheel:

http://www.whateverland.com/photos/pwn3d_rim/DSC_3110.jpg

http://www.whateverland.com/photos/pwn3d_rim/DSC_3111.jpg

http://www.whateverland.com/photos/pwn3d_rim/DSC_3107.jpg

http://www.whateverland.com/photos/pwn3d_rim/DSC_3102.jpg

Do you think this will buff right out?  biggrin


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#2 2006-08-20 13:19:53

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

wow.

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#3 2006-08-20 13:20:00

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

eek WOW!  That must have been a nice size pothole. Damn!  Well at least he doesn't have to buy a new tire.


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#4 2006-08-20 13:25:46

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Damn! Note to self: Do not buy PIAA rims.


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#5 2006-08-20 13:49:58

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Was it the forged PIAA rims?


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#6 2006-08-20 13:51:14

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

WOW OWN'D


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#7 2006-08-20 13:58:10

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

And I thought that we had bad roads. Thats insain.


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#8 2006-08-20 14:01:33

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Shit. That's crazy.


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#9 2006-08-20 14:01:57

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

eurospek wrote:

Was it the forged PIAA rims?

I think its the non-forged ones. Either way a rim should not crack like that, crazy stuff...


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#10 2006-08-20 14:17:09

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

WOW wholey shit. I would contact the manufacturer. that's bullshit from a pothole. How fast were you guys going? How big was the pothole? Best of luck..

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#11 2006-08-20 14:36:11

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

That looks very much like a defect (more likely in a cast wheel than a forged one).  No way it should open up like that.

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#12 2006-08-20 14:48:20

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

SaabRX wrote:

WOW wholey shit. I would contact the manufacturer. that's bullshit from a pothole. How fast were you guys going? How big was the pothole? Best of luck..

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He was going around 35-40mph


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#13 2006-08-20 15:19:16

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Gotta be a specific defect in that wheel.


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#14 2006-08-20 16:26:41

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

That would really piss me off.   down

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#15 2006-08-20 17:44:58

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Holy shit.  eek

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#16 2006-08-20 17:58:14

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

some duct tape will fix that .. dont ya worry ..

PIAA rims are so expencive too .. damn .. that sucks ..  Enkei stockers FTW !

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#17 2006-08-21 00:17:43

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Most people take a simple picture.  Archie puts on a wide angle lense and poses and lights the tire.   wink  Nice pictures.  up


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#18 2006-08-21 00:23:03

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Topher wrote:

Most people take a simple picture.  Archie puts on a wide angle lense and poses and lights the tire.   wink  Nice pictures.  up

Everything is a work of art, you should see how i photograph dog shit on the sidewalk! ha j/k


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#19 2006-08-21 02:22:47

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Oh my...not good.


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#20 2006-08-21 08:34:35

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

I guess PIAA should stick to making bulbs.  big_smile


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#21 2006-08-21 11:39:08

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Oops!  Elmer's glue?

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#22 2006-08-21 11:50:59

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

iamchris wrote:

Oops!  Elmer's glue?

Liquid nails FTW


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#23 2006-08-21 13:16:08

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

I would use bondo.


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#24 2006-08-21 13:30:13

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

Topher wrote:

I guess PIAA should stick to making bulbs.  big_smile

Looks like they make the wheels out of the same stuff they make bulbs. eek


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#25 2006-08-21 14:18:26

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Re: Rim totally pwn3d by pothole! Cracked in Half! (PICS)

i m glad everyone was ok
but the rim should not crack like that
Keep it for warranty - They better warranty it if not i think you have a very good argument point (evidence)

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