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I'll be looking at road hazard insurance after spending almost $1600 on a wheel replacement yesterday at Lucid. Not only did the tire have a bubble in it the rim also got slightly bent requiring both tire and rim needing to be replaced. You can also put it through insurance but it's classed as an "at fault" claim. I put the claim in with DoT San Mateo County to cover the repair but suspect i'll be told "not our problem" and have it denied.

Depending on the type of bend, you can get the wheel straightened. Look for a wheel shop that does custom wheels or powdercoats; they usually can tell you if it is feasible. And not very expensive; around $300.

I have done it on custom wheels on my lucid already after hitting a big pothole.
 

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Depending on the type of bend, you can get the wheel straightened. Look for a wheel shop that does custom wheels or powdercoats; they usually can tell you if it is feasible. And not very expensive; around $300.

I have done it on custom wheels on my lucid already after hitting a big pothole.
It was replaced at Lucid and they said it was a safety issue to let me leave with it that way so wasn’t getting out of there without leaving with a new rim :(
 

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America's Tire (same company as Discount Tire) offers tire coverage. Many Tesla owners with skinny sidewalls buy it.

Tire track offers two years of road hazard warranty free. I just had my third non-repairable puncture on our other car within nine months, and so have ordered three tires from them delivered to my front porch the next day. Different corner each time. One more to go and the car will be 100% covered.

 

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It was replaced at Lucid and they said it was a safety issue to let me leave with it that way so wasn’t getting out of there without leaving with a new rim :(

Oh sorry to hear that. They want to reduce risk which is right; but they really are not able to stop you. But it's not usually worth the debate to push it.
 

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The Lucid SA told me to go to Discount Tire as they are a Pirelli dealer. It cost me $226.81 out the door. I am in the northwest. Not sure where others would go. I assume any Pirelli dealer is fine.
I also bought road hazard insurance from Discount Tire. Costs me $387 for 4 Michelin 20 inch tires.
You got a great deal.
 

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Looking for clarification.... is the tire road hazard warranty available for the Pirelli's on the car at delivery or only if you have to replace a tire?
 

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I think I’m gonna do that but then will need jack, crowbar and tire air pump in addition
Yes and they are cheap and fit in the frunk.
 

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Well just the thread I was looking for. We were driving to Vegas and hit a nasty pothole on I-40 through Kingman, AZ. Having had a tire blowout in the past, we stopped and checked and yeap, we had a huge bulge on the front left. Lucid kept saying not to drive but thankfully we got a couple of 19" replacements from a brand called Road Huggers!? Funny enough my wife claims they drive smoother than the Pirellis'. They were almost an exact match in terms of specifications (245/45/100-Y/19"). Interestingly Lucid said if we were planning to switch one, that we should change the front right as well because of something about the wheel weight on the same axel. Hence, we paid for 3 new tires and sadly cannot help but curse out Pirelli for a second time nasty experience.
Wondering if at all we could contact someone for a potential reimbursement?!
 

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Thank you for posting. I hope this isn't a dumb question. But, does everyone having pothole/bubble issues have 21" wheels/tires on their cars? Asking because I live in Buffalo where our potholes are infamous. I am opting for 19's on my Touring when Lucid gets around to building it. Hoping that might be a good option for this climate and road conditions.
Good option for Buffalo, I went with 19's because we grow big potholes during the freeze/thaw cycles in Chicago. The benefit is more protection against cracking or bending a rim.
 

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Well just the thread I was looking for. We were driving to Vegas and hit a nasty pothole on I-40 through Kingman, AZ. Having had a tire blowout in the past, we stopped and checked and yeap, we had a huge bulge on the front left. Lucid kept saying not to drive but thankfully we got a couple of 19" replacements from a brand called Road Huggers!? Funny enough my wife claims they drive smoother than the Pirellis'. They were almost an exact match in terms of specifications (245/45/100-Y/19"). Interestingly Lucid said if we were planning to switch one, that we should change the front right as well because of something about the wheel weight on the same axel. Hence, we paid for 3 new tires and sadly cannot help but curse out Pirelli for a second time nasty experience.
Wondering if at all we could contact someone for a potential reimbursement?!
that's very interesting, using a non Pirelli brand. The service dude at America's tire said to only use Pirelli due to the Lucid's increased weight and that other brands were designed for lighter cars. Seems plausible but does anyone else have knowledge of such?
 

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that's very interesting, using a non Pirelli brand. The service dude at America's tire said to only use Pirelli due to the Lucid's increased weight and that other brands were designed for lighter cars. Seems plausible but does anyone else have knowledge of such?
Pirelli isn't the only brand that makes tires for heavier EVs. But that weight capacity should not be ignored. Most tires are not suitable for the Lucid due to the weight. Wherever you buy the tire, they should be able to tell you whether it can handle the weight.
 

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that's very interesting, using a non Pirelli brand. The service dude at America's tire said to only use Pirelli due to the Lucid's increased weight and that other brands were designed for lighter cars. Seems plausible but does anyone else have knowledge of such?
TireRack.com will provide a list of other tires that match the size and show the "load rating" for each tire... for instance, in the 19" size, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is another all season tire with the same load rating of 102Y XL and the same speed rating (and in my opinion better characteristics).
 

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TireRack.com will provide a list of other tires that match the size and show the "load rating" for each tire... for instance, in the 19" size, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is another all season tire with the same load rating of 102Y XL and the same speed rating (and in my opinion better characteristics).
I looked at TireRack.com- Pirelli was the only offering for the 21 inch Lucid wheels w a HL load rating of 1700 lbs. There are other tires of similar size but the load rating is XL (1500 lbs). Not sure if 200 lb load rating is significant or not- thoughts?

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I looked at TireRack.com- Pirelli was the only offering for the 21 inch Lucid wheels w a HL load rating of 1700 lbs. There are other tires of similar size but the load rating is XL (1500 lbs). Not sure if 200 lb load rating is significant or not- thoughts?

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The Gross Weight (fully loaded max permitted) is over 6,000 lbs (check your sticker on the door frame), so 1,500 lbs per tire wouldn't be within specs. 1,700 would be. Not that you might ever drive at the max weight, but if you were to be in an accident that could be a factor the insurance companies or lawyers take into consideration. Blowout? Well, wrong tire for that car. Ran off the road? Etc
 

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I looked at TireRack.com- Pirelli was the only offering for the 21 inch Lucid wheels w a HL load rating of 1700 lbs. There are other tires of similar size but the load rating is XL (1500 lbs). Not sure if 200 lb load rating is significant or not- thoughts?
The 21" selection is indeed a bit more problematic... 6000 lbs (4x1500) vs 6800 lbs (4x1700) does seem significant on a 5200+ base weight (then add in 4 people & luggage).
 

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Wondering if at all we could contact someone for a potential reimbursement?!
For freeways you need to put a claim in with the Department of Transport and send to the district / county that the incident happened in.

I put a claim in for mine with San Mateo county in CA but I read mixed stories. Some say you just get a “too bad, so sad” and others say they got reimbursed. No harm in putting the form in though.
 

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For freeways you need to put a claim in with the Department of Transport and send to the district / county that the incident happened in.

I put a claim in for mine with San Mateo county in CA but I read mixed stories. Some say you just get a “too bad, so sad” and others say they got reimbursed. No harm in putting the form in though.
Thanks for that suggestion. I have gone ahead and written to the AZDOT asking for some financial assistance. Fingers crossed
 
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