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Old 04-08-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
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Curb rashed rim :-(

I've had my summer rims mounted for maybe a week and a half and I've already given one of them a nasty curb rashing. Thought I could squeeze by a car that was blocking an intersection, and there wasn't quite enough room. Ooops. *kicks self for being a moron*

Looks like I'm gonna have to replace the tire and get the rim refinished to remove the curb rash.

Fortunately I live not too far away from RimPro in Tewksbury, MA (maybe 1/2 hour)...anybody know what their turnaround time is like dealing with a walk-in customer, and what one can expect to pay? I guess they want the rim off the car, which means I'll have to put the snows back on so I can drive the car in the meantime. Yet another sweaty couple of hours spent shlepping tires up and down a flight of basement stairs. :sigh:
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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Also, any idea where to go for a more or less immediate tire replacement? Do I replace the damaged tire, the two front ones, or all four?

I figure my options are TireRack, NTB, and Costco.
  1. NTB is most expensive, but most likely to have tire(s) in stock for immediate installation.
  2. Costco is cheapest, but their website says to wait 5-10 days for shipping...anyone know if it really takes that long, or does it usuall take less than that the overwhelming majority of the time, and they're just covering themselves?
  3. I could order from TireRack...which I'm leaning towards, especially if I need a set of four, considering their contributions to this community...but again, a wait for shipping. And anyone know a good installer in MetroWest/Boston area? Someone in Belmont, Arlington, Watertown, Waltham, West/North Cambridge, or West Somerville would be ideal.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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As a matter of fact my Girl Friend baby sits for the owner of RimPro's (Tom Merrifield) kids...i am in the process of having him look into some rims for my car...you can contact him directly through his e-mail...it is Tom@rimpro.com

If you tell him that you spoke to me (Brian) and that you know Danielle...if you dont already know him...as for the turn around time i am unsure because i have never had a curb rashed rim to send to him...Thankfully!

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Old 04-11-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
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As a matter of fact my Girl Friend baby sits for the owner of RimPro's (Tom Merrifield) kids...i am in the process of having him look into some rims for my car...you can contact him directly through his e-mail...it is Tom@rimpro.com

If you tell him that you spoke to me (Brian) and that you know Danielle...if you dont already know him...as for the turn around time i am unsure because i have never had a curb rashed rim to send to him...Thankfully!

Good Luck!
Thanks for the personal reference.

However, I went there today before I saw your message. I think I did pretty well without having to drop names. They were very nice and professional. Estimate is $160 to fix the curb-rashed rim and I'm going to have them source and install a replacement tire as well. They'll call me tomorrow on a price for the tire; even if it's a little pricey I figure it's worth a few bucks to have them save me the legwork of running around to have one put on. Estimated turn-around time was 3-4 days, quite reasonable IMO. We'll see what the rim looks like when I get it back, but so far, I'm liking the experience. (two thumbs up....)

Someone there has a sweet-looking E46 M3 with NH plates, too.
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