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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down I Drove Over a Curb... A Razorblade-like Curb!

And my tire pretty much immediately blew up. So, now I'm at Les Schwab so they can put another one of their sh---y tires back on. I have been here over 5 times in the 8 months I've had these tires, lame! Does everybody else have trouble with tires frequently?

On the plus side (I guess,) got new brakes and rotors the other day.

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No, but I dont frequently run over curbs either. Good luck.


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My youngest did the same thing yesterday and bent the rear rim all to hell. It took me over and hour with the sledge to straighten the rim. Re-inflated the tire and took her out for a high speed cruise and she doesn't shake or waddle. Only time will tell if it will hold air. Meanwhile I'll be on the lookout for a 15" 4 lug Cobalt steelie.

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Lol! Hey now! I haven't done it before. A nail attacked it the last time ;)

Oooh, that's not good... I am lucky that it didn't bend the rim. I was meeting a guy to sell him my aquarium and luckily he helped me put a spare on immediately.

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Yeah curbs and Cobalts don't seem to mix very well.

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I thought it was the tires. They are kinda cheap... I was not expecting catching a curb a little would totally rip the thing apart. Oh but it did cause a long dent on the underside too, so that must have been a hardcore curb, lol.

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Sucky on the dent (and tire) can you pound it out?


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It's in a weird position, and also I'm not sure how to fix it. I'll take a picture of it soon.

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How fast you need to go to blew a tire up on a curb?
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