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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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hit a boulder this morning puncturing 2.5 inch hole in side wall on frnt pass side. having new tire put on tomorrow. anything i should know or do to my cobalt? thnx!
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Make sure the wheel isn't bent. If you have TPM's it's possible it got damaged but probably not.

Might want to make sure it still goes down the road straight. I mean if it was literally a "boulder" hahaha. could have a bent tie rod end or something.

At work one time a guy came in with his caddy after he went full speed over a curb and he bent the entire strut assembly and destroyed the wheels lol!!
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yea i have tpms i will see if reading normally after install tomorrow.the rock was about the size of a coconut i swerved to miss it but i think outside edge of tire just ran over it, quite a bump! after visual inspection rim seems ok didnt notice much after impact as i kept on going for final block to my work.seem to be riding straight.thnx for quick response to my question!

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I would definitely get an alignment check if you hit a boulder and did that kind of damage.

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Yea I'd check alignment. Hitting things that big can easily mess it up. Tie rods, control arms etc.
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right on will do!thnx for input

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As a mechanic, I would suggest getting two matching tires (new: one for the right and one for the rear) so you have even wear on all of them; the tires won't have uneven wear due to one tire with 12/32's of tread and the rest with 5/32's of tread. Get an alignment check/fix and replace any bent rims or possible loose parts (tire rods, ball joints). That's my opinion, but none of my customers seem to think its a good idea. It's not like I've been in a shop for 15 out of my 21 years of life.
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Ppl hate spending money. Same prob @ my shop

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at 425$ a tire could only afford one! thanks though

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