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Elephant in room - bent alloys

Aspen Apr 6, 2018

  1. Aspen

    Aspen Active Member VCDS Map User

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    So, I’ve now had 7 bent wheels from not overly deep pot holes in my S3, since I bought it brand new in November 2017.....

    2 sets of original wheels, one on Pirelli’s and one on conti’s. 235,35,19

    Has anyone else been suffering this plight? It was the same in my GTE. I’m almost certain VAG wheels are now made of butter
     
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  3. Jimbbobw1977

    Jimbbobw1977 Registered User

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    In all the cars I’ve owned of other makes this has never happened to them. Funnily enough our other car an A3 8P had a buckled alloy likely to of been caused by a pot hole that needed replacing
     
  4. EvOS3

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    I don’t think it’s the rim i think it’s the stock Pirelli tires that have that rim guard + 235-35-19 doesn’t help.
    I’ve bent one wheel 2 weeks ago got it fixed but bought a new set of wheels 19x8.5 so I can run a 255-35-19.
     
  5. Gazwould

    Gazwould Registered User

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    They just come up with an attractive big wheel with good handling = elastic band profiles that don't reflect the condition of UK roads .

    Anything less than 89mm is asking for trouble .
     
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  6. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    7 bent wheels in that time!!!! Where are you driving??? :blink:
     
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    Gazwould Registered User

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  8. holmefield

    holmefield Registered User

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    7 bent alloys!!! Are you trying to hit every pot hole going!!

    1/2/3 alloys over time yer possibly, but 7 bud...you need to alter your driving style
     
  9. Carefree69

    Carefree69 Registered User

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    You must drive like my missus, looking for every single pothole and kerb and driving it them:wtf:
     
  10. Dan Halen

    Dan Halen Registered User

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    I suspect it may be time to trade up.

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