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    YES mango. Fantastic.
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    You're definitely going to need a new tire, and if they have more than a few thousand miles on them, 4 new tires. Definitely an expert rim repair too which should run you minimum $100 and probably closer to $150. Definitely going to need an alignment and there's a good chance you bent something in your suspension that will require an expensive replacement.

    Driving angry definitely doesn't get you anywhere. I try and put on some relaxing music or listen to NPR (yeah I'm old) and take a route that doesn't allow me to drive fast.
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    Thank everybody. I appreciate all the advice. I will be finally getting that alignment I've been putting off for sure.
    Since then, I've already burned through a full tank and the tire pressure is still spot on, no loss. So Side wall is still perfectly intact and no vibration at speed, surprisingly. Just a SLIGHT pull to the right, and I mean so SLIGHT that it might just be my imagination/never looking at the steering wheel when driving. But will still have it checked out.

    I finally re-read my post, sounds worst than it was due to the minimal information.
    I was braking from dunno... 3nd @ 4k making a right hander, heal-toed as I usually do that corner but jerked a little harder to the right and kissed the edge of the ramped part of curb.
    It wasn't a, SKIIIIID BAM! Into the curb kind of thing at all.

    @Hung_Wei_Lo: thanks man, I'll also double check on that. Hopefully not, since the tire was not flat. Ride is still harsh as ever =P

    @RayfieldsWRX: funny thing is I don't mind traffic with the WRX. Thats my time to be alone(if I am), roll down the windows, crank up the music and sing like an idiot from American Idol. A lot of Dave Hause lately.

    @rage-wrx: Goddamn dude, on top of my personal BS, I went through the same thing just a few hours before... well, minus the cool slide. AWD is too grippy for CA =P

    @etnpnys: Hahaha dude that sucks! I think that was Lady Karma in disguise =P
    As for the dirty remark, Subaru Outback Love Wash Me Commercial - YouTube Thats all I gotta say.... 'cept it don't rain enough here in CA. You know how it is man.

    @MangoStick: hahah I love that movie, thanks for the reminder man!

    @teflon_jones: Thanks man, I didn't consider the rim as much as my suspension/alignment. Hopefully there isn't any damage besides visual.
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    Ground Hog Day is the awesome.. and I def wasn't mocking you but I'm hoping this will learn you a little and next time dont cut the apex so tight. Your car will thank you lol
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    That damage looks like more than the rim protector based on your photos. Can you see any cords or sidewall reinforcement through that damage? I wouldn't feel comfortable driving with tires with cuts that deep in the sidewall, especially if you drive aggressively (as you obviously do).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Ground Hog Day is the awesome.. and I def wasn't mocking you but I'm hoping this will learn you a little and next time dont cut the apex so tight. Your car will thank you lol
    Everything Bill touches turns to gold! Hahaaha, and even if you were, its all good. I'm not gonna bitch over a little joke man.

    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    That damage looks like more than the rim protector based on your photos. Can you see any cords or sidewall reinforcement through that damage? I wouldn't feel comfortable driving with tires with cuts that deep in the sidewall, especially if you drive aggressively (as you obviously do).
    No cords, nothing. Pure rubber. I'm at the tire place right now. The guy just checked it out. I'm fine, purely superficial(sp?). I'll take another pic with a better camera. The rim protector on my 205/55/16 Eagle GT is MEATY! And I'm glad for it.
    And just a little agressive ;-)

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