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Old 02-03-2016, 10:08 PM
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What happened to this wheel?

Any ideas? Went to the dealer today and they said scratch... looks pretty oddly shaped to be just a scratch?


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Re: What happened to this wheel?

Obviously a scratch. You can even see some of the tire was cut.
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

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Obviously a scratch. You can even see some of the tire was cut.
Don't think so. That's a manufacturing mark. Look down the lip of the tire, you can see two more identical marks evenly spaced.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:50 PM
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

Just askin, is it possible something in a pile of snow got caught up. Had a similar thing happen to an old truck
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

Either a car wash or road debri strike is my guess.
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

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Just askin, is it possible something in a pile of snow got caught up. Had a similar thing happen to an old truck
I'm not sure I follow what you're saying.

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Either a car wash or road debri strike is my guess.
The car wash, I don't think I really see. You sit still in those, and if not, move really slow. That is the only mark on this wheel. Road debris, again, how would it manage to strike the bottom and top lips, which are essentially perpendicular, and also ride along the angled surface, and make a completely irregular path.

I need to go look at the wheel again. I bought this vehicle used but I know one of the wheels had a tiny bit of curb rash. If you look to the far left side of the picture, the lip looks curbed. Is it possible smacking the curb cracked the aluminum there or something?
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

Honestly, to me that looks like someone took a screwdriver and intentionally scratched the wheel. The shape of the scratch isn't directional with the way the wheel would be spinning had it happened while driving. That's a pretty deep scratch...I don't see how that could've happened by accident.
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

Maybe an impact gun hit it after a lug nut install.
Either way it's a scratch and not a crack.
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Re: What happened to this wheel?

^At first a thought the same thing, but how drunk would you have to be to drag the impact gun all the across the wheel like that without stopping yourself earlier?!
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