I hit a high curb and have a tire replacement question

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I suppose if you find that the rim is still round and usable, then you could buy a new rim and take the other front tire, put it on the buggered up rim and use it as a spare.
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Dang, that's a lot of damage. Serious question: how can a curb cause that, ie what occurred? There usually aren't any sharp edges; Was this just unusually sharp or a corner?

In the past if I hit a curb, my vehicle is just slightly shifted as the wheel slips off, so trying to understand how to prevent this for myself in the future.
 

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Dang, that's a lot of damage. Serious question: how can a curb cause that, ie what occurred? There usually aren't any sharp edges; Was this just unusually sharp or a corner?

In the past if I hit a curb, my vehicle is just slightly shifted as the wheel slips off, so trying to understand how to prevent this for myself in the future.
Not really unheard of for a decent curb hit. My wife did similar damage to her Crosstrek wheel/tire on a curb. We replaced the wheel and bought four new tires. At least this is an excuse to get rid of OEM tires and put tires you actually like on the vehicle ;)
 


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Dang, that's a lot of damage. Serious question: how can a curb cause that, ie what occurred? There usually aren't any sharp edges; Was this just unusually sharp or a corner?

In the past if I hit a curb, my vehicle is just slightly shifted as the wheel slips off, so trying to understand how to prevent this for myself in the future.
A cat ran onto the road. I instinctively swerved to avoid it. I hit the curb right where a storm drain was. The surface in front of the drain was a little lower than the rest of the road.

Have an appointment with American Tires on Wednesday to get four new tires on. I just went with the OEM again. Total with insurance or whatever they call it was $980.

Next I went to the dealership to see how much a new wheel would be. The quoted me $950 and it's a special order. That isn't going to happen right now. I'll ask American Tires on Wednesday if they can look at the wheel for any issues. Makes me nervous but if they say it looks good I'll live with the damage. Honestly I think it's probably cosmetic. My only concern is how will they determine if it is damaged?

I guess I'll research getting the wheel fixed for the cosmetic issues if that all it turns out to be. I've seen some identical looking 3rd party alternatives in the $300 to $400 range but who know about the quality? I had the guy at American Tires look up the cost of a OEM wheel and he came back with $350 and 4 day wait. Is that possible? He tried to sell me on some 3rd party options. I'm wondering if he just gave me the price for the 3rd party option while internally giving me an eye roll.

All in all I wished that I had just punched Mr Tinkles ticket and sent him to the promised land.
 

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A cat ran onto the road. I instinctively swerved to avoid it. I hit the curb right where a storm drain was. The surface in front of the drain was a little lower than the rest of the road.

Have an appointment with American Tires on Wednesday to get four new tires on. I just went with the OEM again. Total with insurance or whatever they call it was $980.

Next I went to the dealership to see how much a new wheel would be. The quoted me $950 and it's a special order. That isn't going to happen right now. I'll ask American Tires on Wednesday if they can look at the wheel for any issues. Makes me nervous but if they say it looks good I'll live with the damage. Honestly I think it's probably cosmetic. My only concern is how will they determine if it is damaged?

I guess I'll research getting the wheel fixed for the cosmetic issues if that all it turns out to be. I've seen some identical looking 3rd party alternatives in the $300 to $400 range but who know about the quality? I had the guy at American Tires look up the cost of a OEM wheel and he came back with $350 and 4 day wait. Is that possible? He tried to sell me on some 3rd party options. I'm wondering if he just gave me the price for the 3rd party option while internally giving me an eye roll.

All in all I wished that I had just punched Mr Tinkles ticket and sent him to the promised land.
$350-ish seems about right for an OEM wheel. You could probably find used ones for sale here or on facebook, or eBay also.. I bought a takeoff set of the 17 in sport wheels to use as my winter setup and the price wasn't too bad.

I'm kind of curious why you're still going with the OEM Hankooks when you could get anything?
 
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$350-ish seems about right for an OEM wheel. You could probably find used ones for sale here or on facebook, or eBay also.. I bought a takeoff set of the 17 in sport wheels to use as my winter setup and the price wasn't too bad.

I'm kind of curious why you're still going with the OEM Hankooks when you could get anything?

Thanks for the info.
Regarding the OEM choice I've really got no complaints with them. The price was reasonable as well.
 

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Thanks for the info.
Regarding the OEM choice I've really got no complaints with them. The price was reasonable as well.
OEM Hankooks get a lot of hate around here. Personally, I've been impressed with them. Decent off road performance, virtually no tire noise, solid tread wear, and don't seem to hurt MPG vs the all seasons. I don't blame you for sticking with them.

Good luck with the wheel! Hope it's just cosmetic so you can keep on truckin.
 

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I have a question for those more knowledgeable than me. I hit a curb hard while turning and it looks like my tire is toast and the rim is damaged (superficialy?). My Ford Ranger is a 2020 Lariat with 4x4. The Ranger has 31750 miles on it. The tires are stock Hankook Dynapro ATM (RF10) All Terrain 265/65R17 112T.

The question is do I need to replace only the damaged passenger front tire or both front tires or all four tires? Obviously if I had to only replace the damaged tire that would be great but I don’t want to take any shortcuts as safety for my family is the priority. I also tow a small 20 foot travel trailer three or four times a year if this has any relevance.

Thanks for reading this and for the advice.

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Where are you in Cali? I think still have my old wheels and tires original same as yours.
 

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Something to consider is the markup through American tire for the wheel. Also you need to ask if that included a new sensor or not as that is extra and can't be transferred
 

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"All in all I wished that I had just punched Mr Tinkles ticket and sent him to the promised land."

Good point and a lesson for us all. Sorry this happened to you.
 

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The only thing I swerve for is a human. Anything else I think I might hit will get serious brake pressure in as straight a line as I can hold. If I hit it, I hit it and will let insurance deal with the aftermath.

I've seen, and we've all read stories about people who swerved to miss something and lost control of their vehicle and done big time damage to themselves and sometimes others.

As for that wheel the dealer wanted to sell for almost 1K...dang! As others have mentioned there are surely whole sets of those sport wheels available used for that price. I bought one from a member here a couple years ago for $50 as I recall. I hope you can do better looking around on Marketplace or Craigslist or something.

Good luck!
 

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With that severe of impact damage, you should have your suspension examined...your alignment is very likely toast...
 

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The last time I swerved for a cat I was driving a 4 door 1966 Cadillac, I missed it with the front but the rear broke loose and the cat went under the sliding tire of a 6,000 lb car. Lesson learned.
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