GolfGTIforum.co.uk

General => Cosmetic & bodywork matters => Topic started by: richie2480 on 25 April 2020, 20:41

Title: Rim Protection
Post by: richie2480 on 25 April 2020, 20:41
Hi all, Guessing this has been posted a few times. I'm getting my BStars paint repaired due to kerb scuffs. They've been painted once already due to scuffing but I wanted a darker shade of silver anyway. Can anyone recommend a tyre with good sidewall protection. Or does anyone have thoughts on these rim protection kits.
Cheers Richard
Title: Re: Rim Protection
Post by: jv on 31 May 2020, 22:25
Hey Richard, never been sure on alloygator etc. In my experience Falken tyres have had quite aggressive tyre wall protection.
Title: Re: Rim Protection
Post by: Adam T7 on 15 September 2020, 15:42
I was talking to Indy tyre fitter I’ve used for years - he reckons Alligators are not so good as they are stuck on in parts that can damage a Diamond Cut wheel when removed.
Title: Re: Rim Protection
Post by: SRGTD on 15 September 2020, 16:09
I would always be nervous about fitting any rim protection product that needs to be hammered into place (admittedly, using a ‘soft’ hammer).

I’ve also read of one or two horror stories where these hammered on protectors have become detached from the wheel at the point where the two ends are joined, and the loose end starts flailing about with every revolution of the wheels, hitting the car’s body work and damaging the bodywork in the process.

I personally wouldn’t fit these rim protectors; I’d go for tyres that offer good rim protection, which I know is no guarantee against kerb damage, but IMO nothing offers 100% protection.
Title: Re: Rim Protection
Post by: whogives on 18 October 2020, 11:40
I was talking to Indy tyre fitter I’ve used for years - he reckons Alligators are not so good as they are stuck on in parts that can damage a Diamond Cut wheel when removed.

I was thinking of these protectors too. Just fitted new TCK Alloys. The only issue with the protectors I've found is water ingress the protectors hold the water in. (Diamond Cut wheels will suffer more than any)
Title: Re: Rim Protection
Post by: jaceyboy on 20 December 2020, 16:13
Im changing my Kumho tyres for Pirelli P Zero's to gain more rim protection