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Old 05-15-2005, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well by the end of the month, Im driving cross country from chicago to california and I just bought a set of 18"s with 225/40/18 kumho escta 711 tires. I dont have any extra set of wheels or anything. I just wanted to know if there is any precautions I should take while driving cross country with these wheels? Im hoping to get some advice for anyone who ever took a long trip on 18"s. Im really worried that my rims will get bent and all but Im hoping that someone will tell me that its not that bad. Thanks
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Old 05-15-2005, 01:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since most of your trip is going to be spent on major highways, it might actually be safer. Highways are usually in better condition that city streets would be.
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Old 05-15-2005, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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phew, thank you very much for helping me out with that. Now, my main concern is the potholes on the highways. Well that makes me feel much better. I just spent about 1700 on some new wheels.
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the only thing tht "cool" wheels are more prone to that normal rims is scratching. i mean if they just 'bent' as you said then that wouldnt be very safe now would it!? Im sure extensive testing is done on them or they wouldnt be let out into production if they just bent when you hit a pot-hole at 80mph or whteva!!!
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Since most of your trip is going to be spent on major highways, it might actually be safer. Highways are usually in better condition that city streets would be.
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Yeha that may be so...but make sure you have a spare wheel that will accomodate the larger rims, donuts or a 15inch spare would get you very far if you did get a flat or something...but if your concerned with the rims getting scratched, I would avoid driving anywhere near to trucks and tractor trailers. The tend to kick up alot of loose gravel!
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Thanks for the heads up. LOL
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hmm? i have 17s and they have thousands upon thousands on miles on them... i dont know why a 3000 mile trip would be more harmful than years of driving on them? just dont hit anything?.... like a CURB

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...just dont hit anything?.... like a CURB

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ahahahaha i dont know y that was so funny, maybe coz im way 2 tired 2 b awake but yeah thnx 4 tht!
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Roger on the trucks. In 2000 I drove from Chicago to San Diego. In LA I got behind a flatbed and before I could get out I had rock chip a windshield. The truck was dropping rocks not pebbles. No problems otherwise, but that was when I was drving a Dakota.

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fuck, I just found out my rear right hub is making that noise, does anyone know if Ill die or anything if I dont fix it right away? I was planning to fix it when I get back to cali.
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