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      11-13-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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Velgen wheel chips...need advice on tires!

I am running 275/30/20 wheels on the back with gunmetal Velgen rims. I love the way they look, but due to the slight lip protruding on the back rims, I am starting to notice small chips on the outside of the rim. I am thinking if I go 285/30/20, it will protect the rim more, because the lip won't stick out as much. Will this cause any issues (rubbing)? I am on M Sport suspension. thanks!
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      11-13-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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has anyone else noticed chips in their Velgen wheels? I saw two more on the spokes. Disappointed...
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      11-14-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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noticed few chips here and there as well.
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      11-14-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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I think it's the way the rim sticks out...maybe rocks getting kicked up from the front tire. I'm just going to try and find one of those color match touch up pens and use that. I emailed Velgen to try and get a paint code that is the closest. I found a gunmetal, but it was a little too light.
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I think it's the way the rim sticks out...maybe rocks getting kicked up from the front tire. I'm just going to try and find one of those color match touch up pens and use that. I emailed Velgen to try and get a paint code that is the closest. I found a gunmetal, but it was a little too light.
This is fairly common with a lot of wheels when the tire does not fully protect the rim. I have seen people comment about this on many wheel brands, even the really expensive guys. Even on my silver one there are little tiny knicks from pebbles or sand. Unfortunately on the black wheels this is more noticeable.

One remedy is to buy a wider tire. Since you are not that low, I would think you could even go to a 295/25 tire. There are a couple of others on here that have a 295/25 and are pretty low and 'claim' they don't rub. Below would be the difference in side wall and rolling diameter.

275/30
Rolling Diameter: 26.5"
Side Wall: 3.25"
Width: 10.83"

285/30
Rolling Diameter: 26.7"
Side Wall: 3.37"
Width: 11.22"

295/25
Rolling Diameter: 25.8"
Side Wall: 2.9"
Width: 11.61"

As you can see, the differences are minimal. I am not sure if the 285 will come out far enough to protect the outer lip though.
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This is fairly common with a lot of wheels when the tire does not fully protect the rim. I have seen people comment about this on many wheel brands, even the really expensive guys. Even on my silver one there are little tiny knicks from pebbles or sand. Unfortunately on the black wheels this is more noticeable.

One remedy is to buy a wider tire. Since you are not that low, I would think you could even go to a 295/25 tire. There are a couple of others on here that have a 295/25 and are pretty low and 'claim' they don't rub. Below would be the difference in side wall and rolling diameter.

275/30
Rolling Diameter: 26.5"
Side Wall: 3.25"

285/30
Rolling Diameter: 26.7"
Side Wall: 3.37"

295/25
Rolling Diameter: 25.8"
Side Wall: 2.9"

As you can see, the differences are minimal. I am not sure if the 285 will come out far enough to protect the outer lip though.
yeah I was thinking the same thing. when you look at width, the 285 is only .4 inches wider than the 275. Not sure if that would even protect the rim. I think its a combination of the tire, and the fact that it sticks out a little from the car. I like the way the 275 looks with the rim out a little bit....gotten compliments about that. I think for now i'll just get some touch up paint and take care of them as they pop up. what did you do about your chips?
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      11-14-2014, 10:35 AM   #7
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Something else I've noticed....I went months with no chips on them. Then, the last couple weeks I've seen 4 or 5. The only change has been it started raining down here. I think the rain washes out pebbles/sand into the roads and that's why it happens. Could be wrong, but can't think of anything else.
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Something else I've noticed....I went months with no chips on them. Then, the last couple weeks I've seen 4 or 5. The only change has been it started raining down here. I think the rain washes out pebbles/sand into the roads and that's why it happens. Could be wrong, but can't think of anything else.

That is the reason. Water loosens pebbles and it gets more mobile with the water splashing up. I have silver wheels so nothing I can really do except have a wheel refinisher sand them down and polish them back up. Not sure I want to go that route. They are so minor that it no longer bothers me as much. If the wheels are clean, you really don't see them.
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      11-14-2014, 11:44 AM   #9
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Mine is gunmetal so it shows a white speck (primer) when a chip happens. I'm sure if I get some touch up paint, it won't be noticeable. I'll have to remember to drive slower in the rain lol.
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