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    Attached is a photo of a science experiment performed yesterday.

    The friction between the vehicle and the road surface did not overcome the momentum involved. It was snowing really badly and the major highways was not properly maintained. We turned back ;-)

    I have never had a rim repaired before and will leave to to the professionals but interested in opinions if if anyone thinks it possible.

    Believe it or not it holds air and was driven about 300 kms before the damage was noted.

    Thanks
    Dave

  • #2
    Short answer...........NO, you need a replacement wheel.


    Rex

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    • #3
      Not a chance, trying to repair that is a sick bird, you know, ILL EAGLE. Must have been East of Hope. Peter
      Last edited by Oldbrock; 11-12-2011, 01:58 PM.
      The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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      • #4
        It can be melted down and made into something else useful but repaired? No.

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        • #5
          The wheel is toast!

          What I can't understand is how this type of damage was done???
          Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
          Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

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          • #6
            It's tough up there in BC. It snows boulders

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            • #7
              The wheel must be replaced. This sort of failure is why steel wheels are often preferred for 4x4s...

              - Bart
              Bart Smaalders
              http://smaalders.net/barts

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              • #8
                How did that happen?
                Did the experiment involve driving on a flat tire?

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                • #9
                  Thanks for everyone opinion.
                  I will report what the experts have to say next week. The bead still seals.
                  Yes it was east of Hope yesterday.
                  Roads were not nice. Not on #5 but on the other way.
                  I was not driving in a reckless manner. Stuff happens.
                  I am glad there were no injuries. It was a single vehicle incident on a major road.

                  Dave

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                  • #10
                    I think it must have involved an impact.
                    Just hard to imagine not checking the vehicle over after such an impact and driving on it another 300 kms.

                    Would have been a good day to buy a lotto ticket!
                    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

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                    • #11
                      Willy,
                      Yes we looked over the vehicle as best we could given the conditions. We actually looked twice at two different times. At the time I could not see any damage. Did not see it till we were back home. The thing drove not bad. Not great. Yes I am very thankful that it turned out like it did.

                      Don't buy lottery ticket. Like to save my luck for when it really counts. ;-)
                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        Now that others have finisheed scolding you I want to commend you for driving home so carefully that you did not roll that tire right off the rim!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Artful,
                          It needs a front end alignment. ;-) The camber is just out of spec.
                          After looking at it today it sure drove better than it should have.
                          I have been wondering how the tire stayed on the rim.
                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DFMiller
                            Attached is a photo of a science experiment performed yesterday.





                            Thanks
                            Dave
                            Clumsy Bastard........................
                            .

                            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                            • #15
                              Lucky bastard is much more like it. The daughter of my longest and best friend was in an accident where an aluminum wheel like that disintegrated after a very minor excursion into the soft shoulder at speed. When she pulled back on it peeled off the rim like that against the edge of the asphalt. The tire came off and the vehicle went end over end several times down the middle of the road. She and her boyfriend had broken necks, dead at the scene.

                              Count your blessings David.
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