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Old 09-11-2016, 06:44 AM   #1
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Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

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I'm looking for a second set of rims (for snow tires) for my Saan 9-3. Someone on Craigslist is advertising a set of 4, with 1 damaged (see pic). Does this appear to be unsafe or just cosmetic?
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

Don't risk it. That big chunk missing looks like it might be problematic as far as sealing a tire around it.
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Old 09-11-2016, 09:28 PM   #3
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

Thank you for your input. I will not pursue those.
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

I suggest you not to take risk in this matter it seems like it is unsafe.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

^^^ Great advice.......Pass.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:17 PM   #6
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

I appreciate all of the advice. I did not follow up on those rims. I'm glad that I asked.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:59 PM   #7
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

You definitely have to change a new rim.

See how a piece of the rim was missing? this is where rims hold tire bead in place. with that missing tire pressure will drop.

In addition, I saw burn marks on the edge of your rim. You must drove a substantial distance after flat tire. Now the rim has lost its strength due to heat. Any rim retailer would tell you to replace it ASAP.
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Re: Is this rim damage unsafe or just cosmetic?

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You definitely have to change a new rim.

See how a piece of the rim was missing? this is where rims hold tire bead in place. with that missing tire pressure will drop.

In addition, I saw burn marks on the edge of your rim. You must drove a substantial distance after flat tire. Now the rim has lost its strength due to heat. Any rim retailer would tell you to replace it ASAP.
Thank you. These are not my rims. I saw them advertised on Craigslist and did not investigate further after the helpful advice I received here.
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