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boardnxtx

Is my wheel toast?

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boardnxtx

Alright guys, take a look at my lovely rim that lost in the battle against the curb yesterday. Is it repairable or should I go ahead and bury this one???

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Malibuswany

Bury it. even if you fixed it it wouldn't be the same and you would always have that worry in the back of your mind rollin down the highway.

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WakingMeHappy

Before you toss it out pound on it with a large hammer. Get it back into the best shape you can and see if it will hold air. My wife did the same thing but blew out both right tires in a huge pot hole. I pounded on the rims to see if it would work. Sure enough, those rims lasted about 10 years till I sold the car.

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my malibu

cost you about $50 to have it re-rounded or $110 or so for new one

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Bill_AirJunky

Pound it out & use it as your spare. Might have issues with the chrome chipping & the rim rusting down the road.

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Michigan boarder

Bury it. The cost of the Bu you have that is riding on it and/or the inconvience it will create if it fails (especially if it is used as a spare...and then fails) is never worth it. I"ve never had a boat trailer tire fail, but have had snowmobile trips cut short from trailer problems. Packed with gear, machines gassed up, the day off...goin' nowhere and spending the day making a repair (and ultimately buying a new wheel/tire anyway).

Maybe tie it to a 25' rope and drag it behind you for tailgaters.Smile.gif

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Ndawg12

That's nothing a little duct tape couldn't fix. :whistle:

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boardnxtx

Took the rim to a repair shop in hopes of maybe salvaging a matching spare, but it was a no go. The guys at Extreme Trailers got me a good shape used rim for $60, so I went that route. Definitely worth it in the end.

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footnlongline

Took the rim to a repair shop in hopes of maybe salvaging a matching spare, but it was a no go. The guys at Extreme Trailers got me a good shape used rim for $60, so I went that route. Definitely worth it in the end.

Wise choice

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dalt1

Bury it. The cost of the Bu you have that is riding on it and/or the inconvience it will create if it fails (especially if it is used as a spare...and then fails) is never worth it. I"ve never had a boat trailer tire fail, but have had snowmobile trips cut short from trailer problems. Packed with gear, machines gassed up, the day off...goin' nowhere and spending the day making a repair (and ultimately buying a new wheel/tire anyway).

Maybe tie it to a 25' rope and drag it behind you for tailgaters.Smile.gif

Oh no you shouldn't have! You should have never mentioned not having a tire failure. I guess you will have 2 this year, unless you never tow it.

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Pistol Pete

I guess I'm too late but, I was gonna suggest Jimmypooh's fiancé hit it (I mean straighten it) with her 5lb. sledge.

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