Vue 2004 Redline with low profile tires

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Rusty Shackleford, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. I have a 2004 Vue Redline with the Low profile tires and was driving home
    Friday night when I hit something on the road with the left front and left
    rear tire. Both tires blew and it severely damaged the wheels. I changed
    the spare and drove home (about 3 miles) with the left rear still flat. I
    called Saturn and they told me that the tires for the Redline are $277.00
    each and the wheels are $448.00 each. The total damage was about $1580.00
    My insurance will pay for all but $500.00. I think that if I had normal
    High profile tires I would not have damaged the wheels as the low profile
    tires are closer to the rim and when they hit something they will more
    likely damage the wheels. It is something for someone who is thinking about
    buying the 2004 Vue Redline to think about. I am seriously thinking about
    changing my wheels and tires to the high profile type when these finally
    need to be replaced.

    Rusty Shackleford

    'What ever happens, happens necessarily'

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    Rusty Shackleford, Jun 14, 2004
  2. ....friend-girl just bounced her new PT Cruiser off a curb and took out
    two wheels and two tires also. Not sure the profile of the tires -
    curbs and the like are just not wheel/tire friendly...

    Glad you were not hurt.
    Jonnie Santos, Jun 15, 2004
  3. Rusty Shackleford

    marx404 Guest

    Yup, them low profile Dunlops do hug the road great, but they aren't too
    good for Monster Truck rallys. <g>
    Anyways, once a tire is blown, it is blown. The tires themselves can not
    cause damage to the rims, but driving on the rims will cause damage. Once a
    tire is blown out flat, ANY flat tire, driving on concrete will damage your
    rims, high or low profile regardless.

    marx404, Jun 15, 2004
  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Lane Guest

    The model is Red Line, not Redline. :)

    If you hit something seriously enough to wreck the tires AND rims, I doubt a
    bit of extra sidewall would have done much. That had to be a hard jolt.

    Lane [ l a n e @ p a i r . c o m ]
    Lane, Jun 16, 2004
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