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Put a hole in rim

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by oneguyonetaco, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    oneguyonetaco

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    Went out last night for some late night mudding and had a fabulous time. This morning I woke up w/ a flat(Yay Me) . I inspected the flat and realized that the flat wasn't coming from the rubber but the rim itself. Some how a rock must have wedged between the front caliper and the rim and actually punctured a hole into the metal on the inside of rim. Now the tire is muddy and I have to leave to work this morning so cant fix it this min. I could get it welded right? Maybe bring it were they weld aluminum. I can post pics at a later today.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    WHPLSH3

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    Ask around to see who repairs wheels in your area... they can fix stuff you can't even imagine! A wheel shop would be best because they won't let it go with a major out of balance issue- you may not be so lucky @ a regular welding shop
     
  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Find a local wheel repair shop. The one near me does some amazing stuff, you should see what they fix!
     
  4. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    oneguyonetaco

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    Yes, That's what I'm going to have to do. should be very simple now that I cleaned the tire and got a look at it(was smothered in mud). Its pretty small, small enough I drove home and notice a flat in the morning.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    oneguyonetaco

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    I actually glued it with some solder and seems to be holding for now!
     
  6. Jun 15, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Seventh

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    I wouldn't rely on that to hold very long.
     
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