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Have you ever? How do people Curb their wheels?

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Jan 27, 2006
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Have you ever? How do people Curb their wheels?

I get it shit happens, I curbed my OEM Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE wheels after night shift, I got used to not sleeping after work. Lesson learned. Never again. lol

Just today, after getting Chatime, I waled by this Mercedes C300 not one but both front & back wheels curbed AF.

It's either you don't give two shits or you can't drive? I see a lot when we're walking down Yonge & Finch.

I'm thinking okay even if it's leased, because I see mostly luxury vehicles, won't they get charged for it?
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I'm pretty careful when I park since I'm running aftermarket wheels on my car that I paid a pretty penny for. First and last time it happened was when I was parallel parking and got distracted looked the other way while I was still backing up and bang luckily it wasn't too bad but I still cried.
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Lease wear protection covers rash

I use to SMH at curbed rims, until like you, I was tired and didn’t pay attention and went too close during a parallel and curbed the back passenger rim

Knock on wood it was the first and only time
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I usually do it when I'm taking a tight corner at speed, I've since stopped doing that haha.
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Some people actually think that bumping/scraping your wheels into the curb is "how to park" on the street :facepalm: Seriously I've heard quite a few people justify/explain curb rash with "I live/work downtown, I have to street park so that's what happens" :rolleyes: :lol: Uh no that's "how not to park". Granted, I've always lived in suburbia and only street park a handful of times a year (none since covid since there's nothing to go Downtown for) but still I don't go bumping into curbs thinking "that's how it's done" or whatever crazy shit these people have thought up.

If you have a CUV/SUV with "small wheels" and high profile tyres, then sure you can probably bounce them into curbs [lightly] all day long but if you got a vehicle with big wheels/low pro tyres, this is just going to be a recipe for destroying those wheels.
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People don't know how to use their side mirrors properly.

Heck they need to have side reverse cameras that move like the eyes of a chameleon so that they can see the curb.

I've never curbed any of my wheels on all the cars that I have driven since I got my license in 1992.

I HATE SEEING MARKS ON MY TIRES LET ALONE THE RIMS.
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I can only speak for myself, but I blame my one curbed wheel on my carelessness. It happened at a parking lot that, at the time, I frequented, so I knew where the curb was, but for some reason, I completely forgot about it and curbed my wheel.
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I use reverse stretched tires so I have like 5" of rubber between the wheel and the curb
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Happened to me once and at the dealership too.

They parked the car at the corner and I didn’t realize it was there when picking up the car that when leaving I cut the corner too much.

Ended up curbing my rear passenger side wheel.

Apart from that I can’t say I have curbed a wheel myself.

Too bad large rims are the in style there day. Personally I prefer more tire and smaller wheels.

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