Jump to content
  • Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!

    In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. 

Sign in to follow this  
Ekordas

Cracked Denali Rim

Recommended Posts

Has anyone cracked a 20" Denali rim? I have no recollection of hitting anything hard and somehow my wheel cracked along the inside edge. Thought I picked up a nail or something because it was losing 40 psi a day. The tire shows no damage or sign of impact. Not sure how this will be handled on a truck that's only 13 months old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to the dealer, don't see why they'd refuse to fix under warranty. I'm sure you have 22s maybe? So less tire sidewall means the tire takes the suspension impact worse and most likely the impact goes to the rim more than if you had more sidewall. The tire sidewall takes road impacts first, not the suspension. So the factory 18s and tires on my '14 when I had it takes impact better than what you probably have.

 

On a side note. This shows that the extra money just gets you more features, not necessarily better quality. Like when someone says "I shouldn't have to deal with this on a 60K truck".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to the dealer, don't see why they'd refuse to fix under warranty. I'm sure you have 22s maybe? So less tire sidewall means the tire takes the suspension impact worse and most likely the impact goes to the rim more than if you had more sidewall. The tire sidewall takes road impacts first, not the suspension. So the factory 18s and tires on my '14 when I had it takes impact better than what you probably have.

 

On a side note. This shows that the extra money just gets you more features, not necessarily better quality. Like when someone says "I shouldn't have to deal with this on a 60K truck".

This is the 2500/3500 truck section, 22's are not a option, he stated he has 20in. wheels.

 

These wheels are NOT known for cracking, betting the dealer/GM fights you all the way but a good service writer would easily get this taken care of under warranty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the 2500/3500 truck section, 22's are not a option, he stated he has 20in. wheels.

 

These wheels are NOT known for cracking, betting the dealer/GM fights you all the way but a good service writer would easily get this taken care of under warranty.

 

I know it's the HD section, guess I had a brain fart and forgot he said he had 20s. Even with 20s though if he has factory size tires they're considered low pro. Maybe I'm just saying garbage that isn't true, just what I was thinking. Even though it's rare, I have seen cheap rims break, not just crack, but completely break. I'm sure it's just a defect with the metal itself and see no problem why he won't be able to get it replaced under warranty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't you have a bumper to bumper warranty for 36 months?

As long as there are no signs of damage it should be covered. :happysad:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it was losing 40 psi a day.

I really hate to ask but what was this tire inflated to?

 

"Not sure how this will be handled on a truck that's only 13 months old."

You'll probably be purchasing a new wheel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The tire had 61 psig the day before it started losing air. It's the drivers front wheel and it's the inside lip that cracked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On a 2500 Denali with factory 20's they would be LT265/60R20E

 

3500 Denali only ships with 17's or 18's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On a 2500 Denali with factory 20's they would be LT265/60R20E

 

3500 Denali only ships with 17's or 18's.

 

If the middle # is 60 or below it's considered a low pro tire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cost me $826 installed with the core charge to keep the old wheel. I'm filing a claim with GM. I just can't believe that this could be my fault since I have no recollection of impacting something that hard. The wheel has a slight bend at the location of the crack but I think the bend could have happened as a result of the crack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

If the middle # is 60 or below it's considered a low pro tire.

Where are you getting this info?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cost me $826 installed with the core charge to keep the old wheel. I'm filing a claim with GM. I just can't believe that this could be my fault since I have no recollection of impacting something that hard. The wheel has a slight bend at the location of the crack but I think the bend could have happened as a result of the crack.

I think you are going to eat this one, no way for you to prove the bend was not there before, sucks.

 

I think GM had some problems with windshields in these trucks when they came out and lots of people took the hit on new windshields when they cracked under pressure, you can bet GM said it was not their fault.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The wheel has a slight bend at the location of the crack but I think the bend could have happened as a result of the crack.

Good luck, if the tire was under inflated it wouldn't take much to pooch the wheel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

If the middle # is 60 or below it's considered a low pro tire.

Many seem to feel that 50 an lower is low profile.

 

But regardless of the definition, it's likely more valuable to learn the profile ratio means and how that can affect handling, ride and appearance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where are you getting this info?

 

Just want to feel smart like I actually know something. Usually I'm wrong though so I'm used to it by now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.