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Title says it all, I hit a chunk of cement in the road today and fractured two rims, both on the driver's side. I'm in SC. I can drive somewhere half a day maybe, Florida to Georgia, Alabama, NC Virginia maybe. I'm paying this out of pocket at this point, it is a good bet I'm buying a half a set of new tires too.
:frown2:I'm not really interested in discussing the really bad morning that got me in this fix,:frown2: But I sure could use a pair of Chrome Rims in a bad way.
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Cary in South Carolina
 

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I had the SAME issue and didnt know it till I took my R to my tire people. PLEASE call me anytime and I can tell you what to do.. Jim 813 410 4667

OR call TIRE CHOICE Valrico, Fl 813 651 9585.. talk to Fernando Quinones.. HE got my Chrome rims REPAIRED. I didnt even KNOW that could be done.. NOW you AINT in Florida but he does KNOW what needs done and can advise you as to WHERE. A GOOD tire and wheel shop SHOULD be able to ROUND OUT the hurt rims..
 

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Check around at your custom wheel shops. Bent wheels can be straightened even crackers can be welded. I've had one straightened and HAD2HVT, had a bent wheel straightened and welded on his GMC.
 

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Check around at your custom wheel shops. Bent wheels can be straightened even crackers can be welded. I've had one straightened and HAD2HVT, had a bent wheel straightened and welded on his GMC.



YEP I bet that would do it.......................
 

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I don't think anyone will touch a chromed wheel if it's cracked. The SSR wheel is fully chromed inside and out, not just the face. You would have to strip the chrome first - and it would likely further damage the wheel anyway. Just not worth it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-New-CHROME-20-Chevrolet-Chevy-SSR-OEM-FACTORY-RIM-REAR-WHEEL-5168/183670695170?epid=1628983121&hash=item2ac3a06502:g:g8kAAOSwYTtcWMJr

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PERFECT-New-CHROME-Genuine-GM-OEM-Factory-Chevrolet-Chevy-SSR-20-REAR-WHEEL-5168/173370475864?epid=1628983121&hash=item285daf8558:g:qPwAAOSwYaFWfTI9

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PERFECT-New-CHROME-GM-OEM-Factory-Chevrolet-Chevy-SSR-19-Inch-FRONT-WHEEL-5166/173723698603?epid=1029810526&hash=item2872bd45ab:g:qPwAAOSwYaFWfTI9

I didn't find any more listings, but they are out there. But wow are the prices are going up! A few years ago, I bought a complete set of satin wheels with center caps for 1300.

But.... I dont see that you should be swallowing the full cost for this. This would fall under comprehensive coverage on your insurance. It shouldn't count against you like a collision. Then you'd only be out the deductible - assuming it's not astronomically high.
 

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LKMURKY
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Well, the rims are not just bent. Chunks missing. Damn shame, they were flawless. I'm pretty sure they are not in any way repairable. Coffee table, maybe? Yard art? I really have not seen them in the daylight yet, that's my morning surprise. I don't know what I hit in the dark at 40 MPH, except there was concrete rubble in the approximate area where I thought I had the blowouts when I came back later. Wasn't walking out in the dark in the morning commuter traffic to see if I could break something far worse than some wheels.
I will call Phil if I can't find wheels from some of the fanatics. I've seen his work and it is very good.
Adjuster is coming today or Wednesday.
More to come.
Cary
Sad:yellow: in a permanent left turn.
 

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If you are unable to find suitable chrome rims I wouldn’t dismiss the idea of getting satin rims, if available, and then have a reputable chrome shop (like Wheel Concepts) strip and chrome them for you.
 

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Thread Closed as requested.
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