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      11-10-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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I've been looking for some way to protect the 19" OEM rims from damage the high stone curbs and parking garage entrances and I've seen a couple of interesting ideas: one is to switch to BBS rims with the new stainless steel edge that can be easily replaced. The other is something they make in Australia called "Rim Skins" (http://www.rimskins.com). The Rim Skins look like they might work well and depending on how they fit, might not be too noticable on the wheels. Anyone tried these things on their wheels?

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just be careful and don't hit the rims ???
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btw, I just checked out that website. there is no way that works...its basically tape or vinyl. How is that not gonna scratch if you BANG into a curb???

only thing that does is hide the damage if you apply a fresh tape over your current curb rash. Not to mention, the 19 have a polished look to them, and the tape they offer seems to be a grey aluminum color.
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btw, I just checked out that website. there is no way that works...its basically tape or vinyl. How is that not gonna scratch if you BANG into a curb???

only thing that does is hide the damage if you apply a fresh tape over your current curb rash. Not to mention, the 19 have a polished look to them, and the tape they offer seems to be a grey aluminum color.
I have no idea, which is why I was asking for someone's opinion that has tried them. I'm sure they don't protect the rims if you BANG into something (although the video on the website seems to suggest otherwise), but maybe they protect if you get too close to a curb which is what concerns me (here there are a lot of parking garages that have high curbs on entry and all they way down the entry ramp and they are very narrow, sometimes less than an inch of clearance on each side, so really hard to avoid scraping the wheel/rim). Maybe they work for that. Any case, speculation I can do on my own. Facts or experience is what I'm after.
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just be more careful when you park or pull over next to a curb... i have been running 19" rims for over 3 years and i have only curbed my wheels once in the last 3 years.. and that was on my old set of 19s not the current advan rs wheels that i have been running for about a year...
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metal on concrete.

I just watch the video and after 8 bashes (surely the tape) would have come off by now....but regardless, I don't think any tape would protect against curbage....

for parking garages, just grease the attendent $10 and make sure he parks it in the front where all the $$ cars are...and this at least ensures he doesn't park on a ramp with the chance of curbing it. YMMV on the parking lot..
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I too agree that that shit doesnt work but at the same time the you guys are telling him to be careful which is what I too say but unless you have been to France their roads and parking facilities are unimaginably stupid. There is literally a foot on each side when driving up and down parkades whereas we dont even think about that stuff in North America.

Just gotta be careful though
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I've been looking for some way to protect the 19" OEM rims from damage the high stone curbs and parking garage entrances and I've seen a couple of interesting ideas: one is to switch to BBS rims with the new stainless steel edge that can be easily replaced. The other is something they make in Australia called "Rim Skins" (http://www.rimskins.com). The Rim Skins look like they might work well and depending on how they fit, might not be too noticable on the wheels. Anyone tried these things on their wheels?
You also might want to switch to a wider tire that offers greater rim protectors. I had Goodyear F1 GSD3 on my old car that offered a substantial rim protector edge and the rim was more inset in the sidewall of the tire. kinda hard to describe wish i had pictures.
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You should get these

I think the curb wraps or whatever is dumb. If you really have that many problems maybe find a good wheel repair shop?
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I'm paying $20/mo, which is really nothing if you wanna have peace of mind.
I got the wheel & tire protection from the dealer, along with the paint protection/repair which you might need, if you ever pull into one of those parking spots and park beside a ginormous Lincoln Towncar with solid steel doors, with an almost blind old man as driver.

In short, I can come back to the dealership as many times as I want in my 5 year car payment term to have dings, dents & wheel damage repaired.

Best rim protection, I think.

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