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Madness Another F##ked Alloy

This is the second one of my 16" Black Speedlines with a new tire on that is totally F##ked.

The first one was knackered by way of a pot hole putting a flat spot on the rim so the new tire I put on would not stay on the rim. So I ended up with both Alloys in the garage with new tires on and ended up fitting some 14" Steels from a Fiat Punto.

I had to get some new tires for set of speedlines I still had on the rear for this years MOT which went ok and passed.

Then the other day I was going to work, which is down a narrow road, enough for 2 cars to pass if you tuck in. Which I did, I felt the front nearside wheel go over something and then there was a LOUD POP and a clang.

I was only some yards from work so I rolled into the car park got out and had a look, nothing out of the ordinary back tire was a bit low so I though I had hit something and it had knocked the air out.

So I finished work and decided to changed the back wheel for the spare, I got the wheel off and further inspection of the tire I found a small split in between the tread on the tire then turned the wheel round and found there's a 3 inch gash on the inside rim of the Alloy.

Plus the Alloy has a Flat spot as well.

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So now is the time to look for some 16 inch Steels all round....

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Ouch !

Unfortunately, the 5 spokes are notorious for being made of chocolate.

I have a set, but haven't put them on just yet, not until the roads get a bit better !!

I have the 15" pepperpot alloys on, and they seem to be more sturdier.
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Yes indeed the wheels I had on my 33 never suffered any damage and some of the roads round here are not the best in places.
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My old beast has trashed 8 wheels over the years. The roads are ****e man... you have to budget new alloys into your motoring costs..

Anything low profile is at risk, since the wheel is usually wider, if it's a 16" or 17" alloy (so the inner rim is further away from the spokes that support it), there are fewer spokes compared to a bog-standard 15" pepperpot and the tyre is wafer thin so absorbs less impact than the balloon tyres (well 50 or 55 section) 15" tyres.

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