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Is my rim still safe?

This is a discussion on Is my rim still safe? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I had been getting some noise from the front right wheel for sometime (a week or two) So today me ...

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    Is my rim still safe?

    I had been getting some noise from the front right wheel for sometime (a week or two) So today me and my buddy were off and I grabbed some new brake pads for the front. I was not sure what was going on but i figured I could put some brakes on when we got the tires off. When I took the front passenger side tire off I found that one of the caliper? bolts were missing and the caliper had been rubbing and flopping around on the inside of the wheel, just wanted to post some pics to see if the wheel is still safe to use. It cut a small groove on the inside of the rim about a 1/16 deep.

    The Caliper

    The Rim

    My buddy Paco helping me out
    Last edited by supercopone; 11-03-2009 at 05:18 PM.
    2002 Z28 B4C aka "Anakin"

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    I'll hazard a guess and say that you are probably ok. It wouldn't hurt to dismount the tire and check the thickness of your rim in that area just to be sure. I would also dress any sharp edges that may have resulted. You could also fill the groove with a high strength epoxy quite easily.

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    youre fine. its just a blemish on the wheel.

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    Same thing happened to me but when I braked My caliper dug into my wheel and made a nice hole in it I just Jb welded it Is that safe? Because I have been racing and shit with it for like 2 years.

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