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Curb Rash Poll

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by joefee, Feb 11, 2013.

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Curb Rash Poll - select 1

  1. By some miracle, I don't have curb rash YET !

    44 vote(s)
    41.1%
  2. I have minor curb rash on 1 wheel

    37 vote(s)
    34.6%
  3. I have minor curb rash on 2 wheels

    15 vote(s)
    14.0%
  4. 1 or more rims need to be repaired due to curb rash

    11 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. I replaced 1 or more rims due to curb rash

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. joefee

    joefee 2M+ page views on TMC Threads

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  2. derekt75

    derekt75 Member

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    I selected 1 wheel.

    One car in front of me at red light where I wanted to turn right. Of course, they were nowhere near the left side of the right lane. I think I had about two inches of clearance between my left mirror and their car, and then I heard the grating noise from my right rear wheel.
    I was only going about 2 mph, but it was enough to do the damage. :-(

    It would be nice if the rubber of the tire extended farther out from the wheel than the rim.
     
  3. aaronw

    aaronw Member

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    Some new choices should be added, such as "My wheels wear protection" (i.e. Alloy Gators) and "I don't yet have my model S".

    I have a set of Alloy Gators waiting to be installed when I get my model S, hopefully in 12 days.

    It took a couple weeks to receive them from the UK.

    -Aaron

    Green Model S Perf with Pano Roof, Tan Interior, 21" Grey Wheels, Sound, Tech, Expected 2/23 - 3/9
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Blah... Every time I go to ny my car suffers. Finally Rashed a wheel today a block from the tesla service center :(
     
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    What do I pick? I rashed 3 wheels, but got them repaired at the service center without wheel replacement.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    The Tesla service centers can repair curb rash?
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Yes. I don't know if they send them out, or fix them locally, but I have four beautiful looking wheels again. $372 for all 3.
     
  8. Zextraterrestrial

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    Miracle? I am careful and have no CR ...but today I touched my first curb at Costco and luckily I was at an angle where I rode up it barely with the rubber of my tire. that may have been a miracle ;> I obviously wasn't careful enough but lucky
     
  9. joefee

    joefee 2M+ page views on TMC Threads

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    "1 or more rims need to be repaired due to curb rash" would fit your situation. :scared:

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    The poll is to see how wide spread/severe the problem is. In your case the "miracle" in choice #1 is that your
    "wheels wear protection."
     
  10. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Need to change my vote. Yesterday was the first day that was warm enough to hand wash the car. Discovered a little curb rash on my right rear 19". You probably wouldn't notice it unless you bend down to look, but it's there!
     
  11. 100thMonkey

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    we put the Alloy Gators on ASAP after reading the stories and seeing the pictures. it's really taken a load of worry off our minds. the gators come with a nice little tool for trimming the birs off when curbing occurs. the 21's are worth it, they are beautiful! http://www.alloygator.com/

    oh, and one more thing, I think it would be worth having a separate poll for the 19" wheels, it would be very interesting to see how many of the folks with 19's still get rash.
     
  12. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    I agree. I've wondered that myself...
     
  13. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    ...and put me down for curb rash. Just bumped my rear right wheel pulling into a parking spot. :cursing:
     
  14. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I got "car wash wheel rash" a month or so ago. First and last time I'll take mine through the style that pushes the car through guided rails.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Yes, Tampa took care of one rim for me; I believe they brought someone in to do it. Don't recall the cost and I'm away from home now, I'll let you know when I can pull out the invoice but it was entirely affordable.
     

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