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Unread 09-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #1
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I'm wondering how dangerous this is to drive on. I'll be driving all day today at city speeds (35 mph) and tomorrow on the highway for about 2 hours.

Obviously I'll cancel my plans if this is a serious hazard. Pretty sure Fleet Farm did this to my rim during a tire change, but obviously they deny it.

Rear left tire, lip is breaking apart. Tire still holds air perfectly.




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It doesn't look like it's down to the bead so i would say if you need to drive it, drive it.

That said, i would avoid any potholes, curbs, landmines, etc.
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It doesn't look like it's down to the bead so i would say if you need to drive it, drive it.

That said, i would avoid any potholes, curbs, landmines, etc.
Thanks for the quick reply! Haha I'll try avoiding those landmines :P

Also it appears I have two different sets of rims on my car. Everything on them is identical except the lip. This one has a thin, fragile lip (along with one of the other rims that is also going bad). The other two have thick, durable lips.
I want to order a new rim, but how do I know I'll be getting a high quality one? These ones that are going bad almost look counterfeited.

My first post shows the thin, brittle rims. Here's what the other two look like:


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