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    Default New Tyre - Alloy Damage

    Hi all, completed my set of four Toyo Proxes T1-R today after I had two new ones fitted to the front rims.

    But, I noticed some damage to one of the rims (offside) - the fitters reckon it is kerb damage, I say they did it. I even had another garage look at it and they reckon it could have been done by the clamp on the jig used to remove the old tyre.

    I also noticed further damage at two other places around the rim such that when you look at the wheel, each damaged point is at the same distance such that they form a perfect triangle .... if that makes sense!

    They keep quoting that I've signed the bit of paper saying the work was completed satisfactorily, yet they got me to sign the paperwork before the job was complete.

    I should also point out I washed the car a few days ago and it wasn't there then, since then I've done one 80 mile round trip up a fast dual carriagway A-road and the trip to the fitters.

    I'm at the point were I either give up and accept I've been mugged by sharp practice or to write to the head man to see if I get any further.


    What do you guys think of the damage?

    Cheers.


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    I honestly dont think thats been done with a tyre machine mate,when they do inflict damage its nowhere near as deep and severe as that! looks like a curb to me....

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    Having used a tyre machine many times myself at a mates garage im unsure of how you could do that on a machine, it looks about the right width for a kerb too and most damage caused on a machine would radial to the rim not inwards like that.

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    hi looks like kerb damage to me to, did you or the fitter drive it into the work place to have tyres fitted, if they drove it then prob the fitter kerbed it, i would go back and look at kerbs to see if any alloy left on them mate,

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    Sorry, but the yellow highlighted bit is the tell tail curb mark to me mate.


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    Even if it was them, its too late after you lef tthe place They will just say you did it later on after the tyre was fitted.
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    Thanks for your rapid replies.

    I drove it right up to the opening of the fitting bay, and they left it in the same place afterwards, so there would have been no opportunity for them to kerb it. But maybe I did it driving it up to the bay opening...

    I have to say it must have been a very light touch as I don't rember doing this. Or is it the fact that there is a lot less feedback to the steering wheel so a light dink would not have been felt.

    And on another note, the previous tyres were Michelin Pilots which had a whopping rim protector on, the Toyo's are not so pronounced. What is the rim protector for, just very light kisses to the kerb?

    Thanks once again all. At least you've put my mind at rest. :-)

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    belive me you know when you have it a kerb even a little kiss you feel it mate.

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    this is the damage i inflicted to one of my alloys last tues/weds using a tyre machine - clearly see right on the rim and continuous as the machine sits adjacent to the rim and a bar is used to ease the tyre over the lipping - yours does look like kerb damabe as per the 2nd bit of uncircled damage on the wheel in my piccy - sorry mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    this is the damage i inflicted to one of my alloys last tues/weds using a tyre machine - clearly see right on the rim and continuous as the machine sits adjacent to the rim and a bar is used to ease the tyre over the lipping - yours does look like kerb damabe as per the 2nd bit of uncircled damage on the wheel in my piccy - sorry mate
    That's convincing enough that I must have hit the kerb

    Ahh well live 'n' learn.

    Cheers.

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