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Old 27 Jun 2007, 10:49 am
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I bought new 16 inch chrome Rage Motif rims and Kumo tires for my 2002 PT.
Within three months they were starting to peel and pit. I had them off the car three times during this period for complete cleaning. And applied a chrome metal polish as well.
They were assessed by Discount tire the main distributer, they were deemed to have been damaged by some sort of corrosion. Therefore not a manufactering default
Has anyone else ran into the same problem with these wheels from Discount?
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 01:42 pm
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Are you still using OEM brake pads and how often do you clean your wheels. Do you live where they salt the roads or use chemicals to melt the snow/ice?
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 02:12 pm
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wow that sucks !!
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 07:57 pm
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Have to agree with Mean Green on this one. The OEM brake pads are made from packed material (at least it looks that way) and cover the wheels each and every time you use your brakes with corrosive dust. Allowed to sit on the chrome for a length of time, the dust will do harm. Salt from the winter roads will do the same.

After saying that, I will also agree that 3 months is kind of a short time for that kind of damage to occur. Sounds like it might have started before you bought them, but there's no way to prove that.

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Old 27 Jun 2007, 10:22 pm
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"I had them off the car three times during this period for complete cleaning"
Don't care what you are running for brakes pads...they should not go bad that quick unless there was a problem in manufacturing. Keep after them.
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 10:27 pm
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Thanks for the replys.
I did take the wheels off three times to completely clean them during the three months.
I live on Vancouver Island BC Canada we did have snow on the ground for a total of about 6 days but I used my buick in that weather.
I wash my car at least once a week.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 02:25 pm
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hi do you know anything about 2005 pt cruiser, gas milage, non turbo
also touring edition? if possible just email me maryann_vonstietz@yahoo.com
thanks much
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 02:27 pm
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oh what do you do for good gas milage? gas filter, ??? what?? can't find any research on this
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 02:45 pm
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Maryann,

Welcome to the forum. Your question should have been on a new thread since this one was about the poor quality of someone wheels, But since you've already asked; none of the PT's, limited, touring, turbo or non-turbo, are in line for any awards for their gas mileage figures. Most owners are getting somewhere in the low to middle 20's with some exceptions. There's no gas filter to change as it's inside the fuel tank attached to the fuel pump. The best things yo can do for better mileage is pump a couple extra pounds of air above what's recommended in the tires, use cruise control (if you have it) as much as possible, take off from red lights slowly and keep your eyes as far as possible down the road so you can coast to the next red light rather than run up to it. There's other things you can do to help and can be found on the internet search under "better fuel mileage".
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