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Old 12-29-2012, 12:12 PM
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Rebar is a b*tch.

So I was cruising up to Austin the other day to go see my folks. Doing about 80 on the freeway and I feel a pop and flop flop flop. I immediately knew I had a blow out so I pull over and go back to inspect the tire. It is obviously flat but I cant find the hole and I dont have my little air compressor I ALWAYS keep in the jeep so I start creeping to the nearest gas station. Turns out when I get to the gas station (.5 miles up the road) their air pump is out of order. I can see an advanced autoparts and a brake place across the street so I creep there (10 MPH or lower).
When I arrive I really start examining the jeep and find that there is a perfectly circular hole in the WHEEL!
As the title states I think it was a piece of rebar in the road small enough that I couldnt see but big enough to do this. Either that or a gun shot.
I flagged a cop down during my wait in the parking lot and he said that he would bet his career as a policeman and his 10 years military service that it was a bullet hole.







Also I need some advice on where to go from here. Im not sure it is repairable but I am going to go cruise around on monday and get some opionons from wheel repair companies.

I called south point dodge, the closest dealer to me at the time and they quoted me $1900.00 for ONE new wheel. Apparently these Alcoa Forged wheels are something to be proud of.

If it isnt repairable then it looks like some satin black repros and I will be starting a for sale thread for the other three wheels.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:33 PM
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If that's a gunshot then holy crap.

Hopefully someone can try n weld that up for ya. $1900 seems a bit much, but that does look pretty bad.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:45 PM
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Wtf?! I've never seen anything like that.


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Looks like a bullet hole to me, but have never saw anything like that!
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That's crazy
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Ive seen stories of guys running over live bullets before.. usualy enters through the rubber first, then through the rim and finally ricosheys off the inner hub area.. oddly enough, its almost what your pictures depict :s aside form the fact that you said there were no signs of damage to the rubber ?
It just looks too perfect to be road debris...

heres an example - also explains how it was repaired http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...k-to-life.html
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Looks like a bullet hole to me, but have never saw anything like that!
Yeah growing up on a ranch I have shot and seen many a bullet hole and it looks like one, but I didnt hear a gunshot or anything of the sort, which makes me think it was rebar/ other sorts of road debris.
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Wow. That's really weird... Was it a rear tire? And if it was a bullet hole that means someone was taking pop shots at your Jeep?!? Holy smokes. Lets hope it was a stray bullet if it was a bullet...
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Wow. That's really weird... Was it a rear tire? And if it was a bullet hole that means someone was taking pop shots at your Jeep?!? Holy smokes. Lets hope it was a stray bullet if it was a bullet...
Rear drivers side tire.
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Found a similar type post

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...k-to-life.html


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