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2001xlt4d
10-21-2009, 10:28 AM
i think my rim is bent... uhh ohh what do yall think (http://www.fordrangerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=346&stc=1&d=1256146035)

surfer03133
10-21-2009, 10:35 AM
well the lip is definitely bent, what happened to it? might wanna take the tire off and examine for more damage inside

2001xlt4d
10-21-2009, 10:38 AM
okay basic rundown of series of events
took my dad some stuff at the hospital, (broke his hip)... they basically force you to use thier valet parking.. so i let them park my truck.. i get home and really didnt pay that much attention to the tires nor the rims.. i get home from school and went to get the mail and notice that the rim looks bent.. i called the valet service and they say that since i didnt report it rite away that its not there responcibilty.. and there is no other way that it could have happend. I call my brother ( owner of the truck ) and he tells me to look it up... i am going to take the wheel off and look for any damage.. is there anything i should look for ?


thanks

turbo
10-21-2009, 10:57 AM
it's kind of difficult to tell from the photo, but it looks as if there may be damage to the tire sidewall as well. your best bet would be to take the tire/wheel to a reputable shop and get their professional opinion on the wheel and tire.

...next, getting the valet service or the hospital that employs them to reimburse you for the cost of repairs/replacement will likely be a larger (and, more futile) battle...

2001xlt4d
10-21-2009, 11:16 AM
ive already asked tho and they wont do it.. it was on federal grounds.. they dont want anything to do with me.. im just a piss ant

Jay FX4
10-21-2009, 11:35 AM
Damn, that sucks. Looks like you need a new rim.
I would be livid....

Fx4wannabe01
10-21-2009, 12:55 PM
The only time I let someone drive my truck that I didn't know was the valet I was forced to use when bringing my father to the ER for his heart attack. If my truck got damaged, it means nothing because my dad is okay. Thats what matters IMO. Plus, having big fat sidewalls rock...

2001xlt4d
10-21-2009, 01:32 PM
yeah it wasnt a big deal when i took the stuff up to him.. trust me i had to rush my mom to the hospital i was hopping curbs and kicking ass and taking names

Trigger01
10-22-2009, 06:37 PM
That really sucks dude.

2001xlt4d
10-22-2009, 06:42 PM
okay update took it to a reputable tire shop. the dismounted, went behind the shop, took one off a c4c truck that was at the lot next to it, dismounted that tire put the new rim on my old tire and told me to hit the road... life is good

Trigger01
10-22-2009, 06:43 PM
okay update took it to a reputable tire shop. the dismounted, went behind the shop, took one off a c4c truck that was at the lot next to it, dismounted that tire put the new rim on my old tire and told me to hit the road... life is good

Well that works! Cool deal.

2001xlt4d
10-22-2009, 06:45 PM
yes are your rims still up for grabs?