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jxdrl



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PostSubject: Bent Ridler 695   Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:57 pm

I've now bent two of my 20" Ridler 695 wheels that have 255/40R20 bridgestone's on them.

Potholes are terrible in Michigan. They were on the same side of the car. The first tire went flat and I remembered hitting a pretty good pot hole a few miles back.

I had that one fixed. Found a welder that likes to bang on wheels and then got the tire mounted again. I drove to a drive-in theater around 100 miles round trip the next day and then another 20 the next morning. I was in a bit of denial when I started getting the flat tire vibrations and ended up ruining that tire. That was on the back.

Any one else ever have these issues? A 40 series isn't super low profile.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent Ridler 695   Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:10 am

Has anybody had these issues, you ask? Heck man, EVERYBODY who drives a low profile tire/rim combo through a nasty pothole with 5000 lbs of iron sitting on top has that problem.

I have a nice set of steel 15" wheels and wire spoke covers if you get tired of replacing the 20s.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent Ridler 695   Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:00 am

Haha. I have impala ss wheels as well. I know people bend wheels but it took me over a year daily driving to have it happen.

I just wondered if the ridlers were more prone to bending since they are a cheaper option.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent Ridler 695   Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:27 am

Low tire pressure can be a major contributor to bent wheels. What pressure do you run, and how often do you check it?
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PostSubject: Re: Bent Ridler 695   Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:46 am

jxdrl wrote:
Haha. I have impala ss wheels as well. I know people bend wheels but it took me over a year daily driving to have it happen.

I just wondered if the ridlers were more prone to bending since they are a cheaper option.
I recently just had one fixed,also running 40 series tire. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Bent Ridler 695   Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:55 am

jayoldschool wrote:
Low tire pressure can be a major contributor to bent wheels.  What pressure do you run, and how often do you check it?

My tires are supposedly a truck tire/xl some marketing name thing. They do have a max pressure of 50. I've been running them around 44 and check fairly often. Probably once a weekish.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent Ridler 695   Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:44 am

perhaps running them so hard is transferring the 'hit' to the rim,. instead of the tire absorbing the energy,.

I think if it were me, and i was ruining wheels on a regular basis,. i would look to buy different wheels and tires,.
Wheels and tires to match the environment i,m operating the vehicle in,.
Kinda like buying snow tires for the winter, instead of being out of control with the cool looking summer slicks,.
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