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Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Romand, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Romand

    Romand Member

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    Hey guys I just got my car aligned today and got new pirelli tires put on last week today I hit a curb with the tire only not the rim but the bottom portion of the tire either hit the curb or it went over the curb the rim is fine and the tire looks fine this happened at about 5mph do i need to get anything checked or is it good? Thank you
     
  2. kev1n

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    do you notice any issues while driving? vibration? steering going off to one side? if it feels normal then it is probably fine.
     
  3. Todd Burch

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    I would just visually inspect the wheel for cracks and the tire for deep gashes or cuts. If there's no significant damage, you're fine.
     
  4. Romand

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    There is no damage at all just the tire hit the curb not the rim
     
  5. Tam

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    Hitting a curb or pothole can throws the car out of alignment.

    I agree that if there's not damage that you can visually check, there's no air leak, and the steering is not unusual, you should be fine.
     
  6. scottm

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    If the rubber took the hit with no metal to curb contact... your alignment should be fine.

    But, hey! Don't do that again. OK? promise.

    Thanks
     
  7. Romand

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    lmaoooo i promise thanks haha
     

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