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post #1 of 5 Old 04-18-2002, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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tire store says my rims are bent...

I felt one of my front tires acting like it's out of balance. I had it balanced but the guy balancing it showed me that even though its balanced, it's bent enough to where I am going to feel it in the steering wheel regardless. Has this happened to anyone else? When I looked at the wheel spinning on the balancing thing, it did look pretty bad. He said 2 of my rims are bad like that. Today I am going to try putting one of the bent ones in back to see if I notice a difference. I am told if I dont get a new rim I am going to ruin the wheel bearings. anyone else have an experience like this one?


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Unless it's a problem you caused by running over something, I would get them to your Ford dealer for some warranty coverage. MHO


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well i did hop a curb

I was leaving a parking lot and hopped a curb, cuz i didnt see i was parked so close to it, then I yelled out the word "F***".

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Then you need http://www.gefracing.com/Mach1/mach1.htm

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Re: well i did hop a curb

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I was leaving a parking lot and hopped a curb, cuz i didnt see i was parked so close to it, then I yelled out the word "F***".
If you were leaving a parking space and went over the curb at a slow speed (10 to 15 MPH or less) then you should have done absolutely zero damage. Take it to Ford and demand replacements. Wheels of acceptable strength should take MUCH more than that to bend them. Hell, I've hit bumps on the interstate that were so bad my radar detector was thrown off the windshield with no wheel/tire damage. Even the time I went off-roading (unintentionally) and went over a curb at about 50 MPH, only one of the two front wheel was bent. The rears were undamaged because I was airborne before they could hit

Bottom line: normal pot holes, expansion joints, imperfect roads, accidently driving upon (or even over) curbs in parking lots, etc., should NOT bend your wheels!
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