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Alloy Gators Rim Protection (Pics and info)

scaesare

Well-Known Member
Mar 14, 2013
8,280
13,363
NoVA
While I certainly appreciate experiences all around, and don't doubt that you indeed experienced air loss jammerJDC... I've had my gators on my 19" rims for about 6 weeks and 4000 miles, and I've had no issues with pressure loss. I installed them myself and although I was careful, it was pretty straightforward to set them in the rim without disturbing the bead seal.
 

spatterso911

P100DL - Raven
Mar 3, 2012
1,223
12
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mine have been on for about 6000 miles. No leak issues. One scrape, no rim damage. So glad they were there. The repair would have cost more than whole set of gators.

The supplied tool cleaned up the scrape damage nicely as well...
 

artsci

Sponsor
May 10, 2012
6,256
3,234
Timonium, Maryland
Mine have been on for about 6000 miles. No leak issues. One scrape, no rim damage. So glad they were there. The repair would have cost more than whole set of gators.

The supplied tool cleaned up the scrape damage nicely as well...

Last week I scraped a curb with the front and left right wheels so hard that it tore off a part of the Gator on the left rear wheel. I'll have to replace that Gator but there's a lot less damage to the wheel than would have been the case without the Gators. And the new Gator will completely cover the scrapes to the wheel rim.
 

scaesare

Well-Known Member
Mar 14, 2013
8,280
13,363
NoVA
Last week I scraped a curb with the front and left right wheels so hard that it tore off a part of the Gator on the left rear wheel. I'll have to replace that Gator but there's a lot less damage to the wheel than would have been the case without the Gators. And the new Gator will completely cover the scrapes to the wheel rim.

I cringed reading that. :(

Sorry to hear... but glad the damage will have been minimized.
 

scaesare

Well-Known Member
Mar 14, 2013
8,280
13,363
NoVA
After it happened I was afraid to look and it took me two days to even inspect the damage. It looks awful -- I'll post a photo or two this evening. But the Gator saved the day,

lol... I wouldn't have wanted to look either, but I wouldn't have been able to relax until I knew and would need to check it out immediately...
 

Banahogg

Member
Jan 22, 2013
293
1
San Jose, CA
I dropped my car off for service today and the guy doing the intake inspection said that something like 90% of the cars that come in have some curb rash, both 19" and 21". Somewhat astonishingly, mine didn't (I know I've bumped a couple of curbs, so I must have just gotten lucky).
 

artsci

Sponsor
May 10, 2012
6,256
3,234
Timonium, Maryland
Here are some photos of the damage to the Gators and the right rear rim. It's painful to look at but without the Gators the damage to the rims would have been far worse

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NJ Plugin

Member
Apr 9, 2013
529
105
I bought a set of the Gators.

Anybody in NJ have them installed, and can recommend a installer north central area?

Thank you.
 

Panacea

TSLA Shareholder/Believer
Feb 9, 2013
231
0
NJ
I bought a set of the Gators.

Anybody in NJ have them installed, and can recommend a installer north central area?

Thank you.
and car settings 50 bucks no problem.
I went to a local guy who owns a Shell Station on Dover Chester Road in Randolph NJ. Explained the jacking.
 

cfOH

Member
Jul 1, 2013
96
3
Cincinnati
I was really glad I had my Alloygators on when I brushed up (ok, pretty hard) against a parking lot curb Monday evening. Here's what the Gator looked like afterward:

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The wheel? Perfect...zero damage. And the spare AG that came in my set went back on that wheel the next day. I'm actually getting pretty good at installing these...only took me about 20 minutes start to finish.

Worth their weight in gold (or at least silver), these things.
 

TsRocket

Member
Nov 21, 2012
249
0
seattle
21" wheel alloygators

Does anyone have these? To protect their rims. Service rep says this is the name, i have seen them, or equal on 21"wheels this summer. These AlloyGators hail from UK and Aus. This seems unlikely. Anyone with a source? Www.alloygator.com
 

TsRocket

Member
Nov 21, 2012
249
0
seattle
21" wheel alloygators for "curb rash"

Does anyone have these? To protect their rims. Service rep says this is the name, i have seen them, or equal on 21"wheels this summer. These AlloyGators hail from UK and Aus. This seems unlikely. Anyone with a source? Www.alloygator.com
 

Saxena

Member
Jan 9, 2011
183
49
Does anyone have these? To protect their rims. Service rep says this is the name, i have seen them, or equal on 21"wheels this summer. These AlloyGators hail from UK and Aus. This seems unlikely. Anyone with a source? Www.alloygator.com

Yes, we have the AlloyGators on our 21" wheels. They were shipped from UK and received fairly quickly. There was also a New York distributor but for a higher cost.
 

captain_zap

Electron tamer
Mar 27, 2012
147
3
Redmond, WA
Does anyone have these? To protect their rims. Service rep says this is the name, i have seen them, or equal on 21"wheels this summer. These AlloyGators hail from UK and Aus. This seems unlikely. Anyone with a source? Www.alloygator.com

I have them as well and installed them myself. Ordered them directly from the UK. Really a great idea and they look good. They did throw the wheel balance slightly out and I had the SC rebalance them when I was in last.
 

AlMc

'When the music is on...you gotta dance' (Go Elon)
Apr 23, 2013
7,346
15,494
Delaware
Ditto. Ordered from UK site. Got then in about 7 days. At that time they were giving Tesla owners a 10% discount by entering 'tesla' in the 'promotions code box'.
 

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