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Anybody have this happen.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Winger12003, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Mar 22, 2012 at 4:14 AM
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    Winger12003

    Winger12003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I got my new Duratracs 2 days ago and I am very happy with the look. So yesterday I am walking around the truck checking out my new tires and I noticed that the stock wheels have nicks everywhere the wheel weights that were installed from the factory were removed. They are not that bad, but you can see them when you get up close. Anybody else have this happen when the wheels were fitted with new tires? I know this might sound anal, but it is a brand new truck. Anybody found a touch-up paint for nicks on your stock wheels? I have the stock wheels that come with the TRD 4x4 Offroad package.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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    Warputer

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    Yeah....as a matter of fact, the Toyota dealer has put knicks on my wheels on the last 2 visits for an oil change / tire rotation. They could care less....just rushing to get people in & out as quick as possible.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 4:48 AM
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    jcayce

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    It shouldn't be long before someone chimes in with "it's a truck."

    Personally I would be upset. I hate the look of rims with wheel weights on the outside lip and would always have my rims rebalanced with the weights taped to the inside. When i lived up north, for some reason, this was always the place that the clearcoat would start peeling. I guess sand and salt worked its way behind the weight and just ground into the rim.

    If they are careful, there should be little evidence of where the weights were, but there will still be some evidence. if they weren't careful they probably just used a screwdriver or pliers to break the weights off.

    Did they rebalance your new tires with weights on the outside? If they did, definitely a moot point now.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    PSJ

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    Yes, the metal is soft and its a combo of them beating the weight in place, and carelessly removing them that seems to be the problem. As mentioned, I went to the inside weights and have had no issues with balance and no more damage. ;)
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    grivera

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    Yep- same thing happened to mine and it sucks to look at
     
  6. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    I had new BFG KOs put on a few weeks ago and noticed a few more nicks when I washed my truck the other day. I just try not to pay to much attention and pretend its not there.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    rpking

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    When I had my new tires put on I had the tire shop use the ballast that they put inside the tire when mounting, its a powdery stuff kinda like sand, it works great and no crappy looking lead weights on the rim
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Yeah I guess I was so excited to get my new tires I wasn't really thinking about the weights and to be honest I had no idea the old weights would leave marks like they did. I guess I will just have to live with it until I either decide on new wheels or find something to touch them up. It's not really noticable from a distance, but still it's there, and worst of all I know it.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    My first rotation the dealer scratched mine up. Brought it back the next day and they called an outside company to repair them. Point is people are in the business of repairing them if the are too bad.
     
  10. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    I used a silver paint pen to touch up the wheels after I had new tires installed.
     
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