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      02-06-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Cracked Rim / Is This Fixable

I have a set of 19 inch VMR V710's. My tire blew out and I have a crack in the back of the rim. Please see the picture for reference. Do you think this rim can be welded without any worries? I haven't seen other rims that were cracked and can't tell if this is very minor and should be easy to repair or if it's a lost cause.





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      02-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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As long as the crack is in the lip and not the barrel it should be fixable. Check out AWRS and find a local approved guy in your area, and send him the pics. That way you can know for sure.
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      02-07-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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If I were you, I'd consider the price difference between a new wheel and possibly fixing it. For the amount it'll be, chances are the better buy would be just to grab a wheel and not have to worry about it.
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      02-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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I'd buy a new wheel and use this one to roll up your garden hose onto! Really that crack is huge.
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      02-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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You have an "ultimate driving machine." Is a $200 wheel worth driving for the next few years and wondering "what if?" every time you drive and freak out a little whenever you hit a normal bump on the road? It sucks for part of your car to damage, but I would much rather have confidence in driving my car every time I get in it. Plus, it would be rather irresponsible on your part if your wheel caved after hitting a bump on the highway, which may result with you hurting yourself or others...
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      02-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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I was leaning towards just buying a new wheel as well. It's $260 shipped, whereas fixing mine would run about $125. Another $135 makes more sense.

I just didn't know how this crack looks compared to others, and if it was minor or major.
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      02-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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That crack is pretty bad. "Minor" cracks would be more of a hairline rather than a gaping hole.

Regardless, any crack in a wheel is a major issue that deserves serious attention.
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      02-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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Buy a new rim.....Fixing yours will result in a stressed rim that will fracture again easier than a new one...Bite the bullet and spend the extra 100...I had the same issue as well and have tried the repair route vs a new rim....The new rim is your best bet and will save you money in the long run
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      02-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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Throw it away!
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      02-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #10
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I'd buy a new wheel and use this one to roll up your garden hose onto! Really that crack is huge.


haha, any other advice on what I can use my cracked rim for now?


Honestly? can you do anything with it? Maybe use it as a coffee table somehow...
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coffee table base....
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I want to see the garden hose roller DIY. For safety reasons, get a new rim.
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coffee table base....
I used to have one of these, ex-wife had me get rid of it!
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As others have stated, replacing the wheel would be most ideal. While you can weld the crack, it's realistically just a band-aid. The wheel will crack again in the future. Sorry to see that this has happened to you though!
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Time to get a new wheel and watch out for pot holes...
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Buy a new wheel.
Repair the old one and put a used tire on it and have it on stand by...for emergencies. Unless you already have a spare wheel and tire and/or your stock set.
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That's the advice I generally give people too. You don't necessarily need to trash the wheel, but your best bet as far as reliability is concerned is going to be a new wheel.
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