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    Tire goes flat due to rim?

    Anyone have this problems someone said it was rust that had built up in my rim my tires is good any ideas?

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    I have heard of what you have described. It appears as small leak on the bead where some corrosion as taken place.

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    Yup. If rust exist in your rims it will definitely make some chips breaks causing your tire not to fit the rims.




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    pitting in the aluminum can cause this as well

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    Guess its a good reason for getting new rims!!

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    yeah i have heard that many times by any chance are the rims chrome? if so maybe the chrome is peeling thus causing tire to not fit properly. i had that on my past set of chrome y2ks and was told i needed a rechroming

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    Yeah these are the stocker rims I think I'm gonna be upgrading soon.

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    Is it just one tire?

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    Yeah just my back tire I took it to a tire shop a while ago and thats what they told me. I would like to go ahead and get the 17's I like the look of the current setup but 17's would be nicer LOL..

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveblazin View Post
    Guess its a good reason for getting new rims!!
    Yep, that was the biggest justification for getting my TTIIs. Was gonna get them anyways but, when I developed a leak, it was on like donkey kong.

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    Yup. We see this all the time where I work (Goodyear). Corrosion where the bead of the tire seals against the rim. Usually they clean up and seal well, unless it is a PT Cruiser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Yep, that was the biggest justification for getting my TTIIs. Was gonna get them anyways but, when I developed a leak, it was on like donkey kong.

    How much where your TTII's? I've always loved the look. Are they 17's?

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    ive dealt with this before, usually on my older birds. I broke the tire down, just cleaned up on the corrided area as well as i could and used some silicone caulkin (black) before airing tire back up. It may not always completely stop the leak but it will slow it drastically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Yup. We see this all the time where I work (Goodyear). Corrosion where the bead of the tire seals against the rim. Usually they clean up and seal well, unless it is a PT Cruiser!
    ha, i worked for goodyear too for 3 years. true that about pt's and all chryslers.

    but yeah, dismount the tires and clean the bead of the rim with a die grinder, your best bet it to just take off all the chrome. dont worry youll never see it. then when the bead is nice and smooth, coat it with bead sealer. almost always works, depending on how bad the rim is of course. but yours doesnt sound that bad. goodyear ususally charges about $26 per tire. alot cheeper than new rims if you arent ready to purchase them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    ha, i worked for goodyear too for 3 years. true that about pt's and all chryslers.

    but yeah, dismount the tires and clean the bead of the rim with a die grinder, your best bet it to just take off all the chrome. dont worry youll never see it. then when the bead is nice and smooth, coat it with bead sealer. almost always works, depending on how bad the rim is of course. but yours doesnt sound that bad. goodyear ususally charges about $26 per tire. alot cheeper than new rims if you arent ready to purchase them yet.
    And you work in Goodyear HQ! Nice.

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    One of mine has a bend in the lip and that bastage will go down on me all the time, but like stated above that was the final justification for the TTM's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Yup. We see this all the time where I work (Goodyear). Corrosion where the bead of the tire seals against the rim. Usually they clean up and seal well, unless it is a PT Cruiser!
    i used to work at goodyear and thats about as true as your gana get

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