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Hello guys, I recently bought a new 2018 Sierra Denali, loving the truck. All that enjoyment came to an end this morning when i was going into costco and hit the curb of the parking lot entrance at about 15 mph. The whole truck bounced off of the curb so it felt nasty. I got out and checked the damage and I shred a bit of the tire and scratched the rim. I am very paranoid as if it could have damaged anything internally, what do you guys think? Could I have damaged something else? Here is a picture of the visible damage. Edit: it is the front driver’s side wheel. 

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Is the steering wheel still straight when driving a straight road?

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7 minutes ago, Mike GMC said:

Is the steering wheel still straight when driving a straight road?

Yes, it kept driving completely fine. But still, my ocd kicks in and I don’t know if I should check for anything else 😢

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As long as the tire is holding air and doesn't start to bulge, you'll probably be fine. If you start to get a slow leak, you may have a cracked rim. If the side wall starts to bulge, Time for a new tire. Id saw at worst, you might need an alignment, or tire balance. But as long as you're driving straight and no vibration, I'd say your good.

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I would say mechanically you are fine.

I'm Sure your ego and wheel/tire took a hit :(

Pocketbook also. Looks like at the very least you will need a new wheel and tire.

Aside from that, welcome to the site and club Juan.

 

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Don't let it bother you too much. Buy a new wheel and move on.

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Up to you what you do with the wheel, but I would definitely replace the tire. There isn't that much rubber on the sidewall to begin with, but with that big chunk gone right next to the tire bead, that's a blowout waiting to happen, especially if the tire was to get some serious heat in it from extended high speeds.

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Change the tire at the very least and check the front end up on jack stands.

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Get a new tire and wheel and just move on. Everything is fine.

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As said, replace the tire ASAP. The wheel finish can be fixed by a wheel restorer. 

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