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Old 05-15-2019, 11:43 PM
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I’ve never used track mode except for about 3 seconds twice by accident.

Still bent 4 and replaced 2.

’17 GS 9000 miles of “Sunday driving”.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:49 PM
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Take a look at the results of this poll: Have You Had a Wheel Bend?
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:34 AM
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I am on my 3rd Z06. 2015,2016,2018 never an issue .
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:21 AM
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2017 GS. 8k miles. 95% in TOUR. No issues.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:33 AM
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These OEM wheels are simply put a disgrace to our C7s. Cheaply made cast wheels that are not made for the loads seen by our high HP applications coupled with runflat tires. We have also had ZR1 customers cracking wheels as well so its a problem for all these vehicles.

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SlasherMcGee View Post
The thread question should instead be: "If you haven't bent/cracked Z06/GS wheels, have you ever actually checked your wheels". Seems a lot of people don't know they are cracked until they change tires, etc..
Two weeks ago, I'd have said " I haven't experienced bent wheels; however at my first tire change (9,500 miles), I found that I had two bent wheels. I've not hit any potholes, and I drive in Tour almost all the time.
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I think this is exactly to the point. Many owners don't even know they have bent wheels until they change tires or they experience tire pressure leak. I think it is time for all to at least jack up your car and spin the wheel and look at the inside of the rim to see if it spins true!
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:53 AM
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I only have 3,200 miles on my 19 GS and so far the wheels are fine. I drive in Tour mode most of the time. The roads in Missouri rank from really nice to OH S**t. Drove through South Western Iowa and hit more potholes than I could count. So far so good. I had the base model alignment specs applied to the car for better tire wear. There is no way to prove it but there is a chance that it also reduces some of the stress on the inside of the wheels.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by thompstl1 View Post
Two weeks ago, I'd have said " I haven't experienced bent wheels; however at my first tire change (9,500 miles), I found that I had two bent wheels. I've not hit any potholes, and I drive in Tour almost all the time.
Had you noticed any vibration/shimmy or loss of tire pressure prior to going in for tire change?
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Morton1 View Post
I think this is exactly to the point. Many owners don't even know they have bent wheels until they change tires or they experience tire pressure leak. I think it is time for all to at least jack up your car and spin the wheel and look at the inside of the rim to see if it spins true!
That is why I think cracked rims are a bigger issue that bent.
Most people can not feel when a wheel is slightly bent, but can tell when then have a flat tire.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by gliot1 View Post
Nope. At Ron Fellows we were told the cause is driving in Track mode on normal roads....major no no......
As much as I love Ron Fellows, driving in track mode on the street is not the only reason this has been a problem. And what about riding their curbs around the track in track mode? Is that a major no no too?
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:31 AM
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Think about it - - - in a blunt impact the tire and wheel are affected before the suspension even moves!
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:42 AM
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No, I don't use track mode on the street and haven't hit any pot holes.
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I have a 2016 Z06, 6500 miles. For bent wheels I have to say no, until I change out my brake pads next week, and I take a good look at them. But does anyone know what the run-out spec. is?
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:44 AM
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My Z51 wheels ended up having bending/cracking issues on my car with MRC. Previous owner had multiple issues and I had 2. After I swapped to the base wheels and tire pressures it isn't an issue.
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My Z51 wheels ended up having bending/cracking issues on my car with MRC. Previous owner had multiple issues and I had 2. After I swapped to the base wheels and tire pressures it isn't an issue.
Shouldn't you be driving a Porsche Spyder?
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2017 Z06 with 5,000+ miles.

No cracked or bent wheels that I know of.

No vibrations or loss of air pressure.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by LimeyC5 View Post
I have a 2016 Z06, 6500 miles. For bent wheels I have to say no, until I change out my brake pads next week, and I take a good look at them. But does anyone know what the run-out spec. is?
I don't know what the spec actually is buy mine with only 1,700 miles (bringing it home) the worst wheel had a variance of .40 1000. Someone else thought you would start to feel .80
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:34 AM
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I've actually clipped grapefruit sized speed bumps which pinched my tires on the driver's side but the wheels were fine. Had to replace both tires $1,000 because they had cracks inside but no damage to the wheels. I drive in Sport mode 98% of the time. Of course the roads in AZ are pretty good. Not many potholes.

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