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Ran over something heavy dropped by a truck in front of me on the freeway and rsuhed to get off to see the damage. Ran into a metal curb in my rush. So, two questions: 1. I know they can do magic with rim repair and a new rim is $824! But is this too much and if not, what happens when you change tires on that rim? Will the repair hold? 2. I obviously need a new tire. I always hear you replace in pairs. The car has 11,500 miles on it. Do I need to replace a pair or am I OK with just one? Thanks! ~Bob
 

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That wheel doesn't look too bad. You should be able to have it fixed, and if it's done correctly no one will be able to tell it was damaged.

I don't know where you live, and what tires you have on your car, but I have a new Q3 on the way, with the 19" Conti all seasons. I am going to swap them. If you have the same tires, they are about $270 each. I am hoping to get $450 for all 4 of mine. Buyer will have to pay shipping, if you are not local. -- I am in the Denver area.
 

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Thanks for the reply, and when does your car arrive? I'm in California but if you were shipping soon would say I would be interested in 2. I have a Prestige so I think we have the same tires. ~Bob
 

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The car is supposed to be here in about 2-3 weeks. It was delayed waiting to go on ship.

Do you have an easy way to ship them? I've heard, just slap a UPS or FedEx label on them.
 

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I would think that would do it, but as tempting as this is, I think I will be all fixed, changed and realigned before that. I was concerned about replacing just one tire with Quattro. Some sites say replace two. Some say must be all 4. Some say if the tread wear is less than 3/32 one is OK. Mine are down 2/32 and my shop (not the dealer) feels one is just fine. Amazon ships free and is $254.21. ~Bob
 

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Roger, Can you confirm replacing one tire if within 2/32 (or 3/32) will not be an issue for Quattro? I plan on placing the new tire on the rear. And doing this is a few hours and just wanting to be sure it will not create issues. Thanks. ~Bob PS, wheel was too difficult to fix so new wheel as well.
 

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you should be just fine - that difference is way too small to worry quattro about - try to get the same tire though,tread and size may make a small (really) difference to driving, but not necessarily quattro ...
 

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Superb. Thanks. Comforting to have you confirm that. Interesting that the alignment turned out to be off on the other side of the car than sustained the damage. It all whole again :) ~Bob
 
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