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Dealers are trying to pull it off as a stress crack or pot holes in roads or hitting curbs. But you shouldn't have a cracked rim inside due to this unless you hit a pot hole pretty hard. Even then seems as if damage would be done to outside of rim. But the tire keeps going low due to this problem. I suggest if you have this issue make a complaint with the highway safety department to force them to do a recall. Cause it seems like a manufacture defect to me. The dealer told me he changed 4 tires on 2 vehicles for this same reason last week and people are making complaints online also. And take the extra step of calling Chrysler home office to file a complaint also. Cause these rims are running $1,600 per rim for these cars.
 

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Well, what rims do you have? Any pics?
 

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Plenty of good deals on used wheels out there from folks swapping to something different. Less than $1600 could easily get you 4 nice OEM used ones.
 

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Plenty of good deals on used wheels out there from folks swapping to something different. Less than $1600 could easily get you 4 nice OEM used ones.
Yes true but I'm very skeptical of buying people's used items cause you never know what issues you might get. I'm very picky about what I want and I'm looking and doing research on rims.
 

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Part# 77070063AC or 5RN84MALAC , not $1600, but not cheap. If you want OEM, look here






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I've certainly had cracks and dents on the inside rim of a reasonably wide rim (for the time anyway - alloy rims on a Lancia integrale running 50 profile tyres) from hitting bad road repairs (and in the UK, we have a lot of bad repairs!) which led to the tyre pressure dropping.

I had one set of rims repairs by a local specialist - straightened and cracks welded. Now I know some will react in horror, but this guy used to repair Prodrive's Subaru rally rims, so I figured he knew what he was doing - and I certainly had no issues with the repaired rims.

In fact, I think I still have them on the car now, 20 yrs later. Until 7 yrs ago, the car was in constant use, doing around 10,000 miles a year - it's doing rather less now as it's now a bit of a garage queen.
 

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@Misty Scruggs

Looks like you have the “WRT” wheels......they should be fairly abundant. My 2018 Challenger T/A has the same ones.


The part number on mine is as above...5RN84TRMAC

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If I were you, I’d entertain escalating the issue higher up the corporate ladder....get a district representative involved and have the representative make the call if the damage is due to an above average impact or if it’s a defect.
 

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I’m having the same problem as Misty! 2 wheels within a month with the same straight crack on the rear side of the wheel on my 15 Scat Pack Challenger. First one I thought oh well, paid $1300 for one from the dealer 3 weeks ago. Low and behold my right side was losing pressure, I drive in construction sites frequently and was thinking I picked up a nail, had it soaked and could not believe it was the same problem different wheel!
 

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i guess i am lucky. My 16 Scat Pack Shaker has those wheels. Going on 4 years and 36,000 miles and MANY tire changes, I never have had to add air (except in the fall of course) . Maybe there was a bad batch of wheels? These wheels are forged and should be good almost forever.
 

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Yep - I needed a match so I paid the dealer price for one, if I knew I was going to need 2 I would have went with a new set of aftermarket
 

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i guess i am lucky. My 16 Scat Pack Shaker has those wheels. Going on 4 years and 36,000 miles and MANY tire changes, I never have had to add air (except in the fall of course) . Maybe there was a bad batch of wheels? These wheels are forged and should be good almost forever.
Yep, 28k miles of throwing my '16 around on those WRT's with no issues.

Possible batch issue or a few bad ones that slipped out. Not good, but IMO and experience, these WRT's are great rims.

I wouldn't hesitate to get this option again.

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Dealers are trying to pull it off as a stress crack or pot holes in roads or hitting curbs. But you shouldn't have a cracked rim inside due to this unless you hit a pot hole pretty hard. Even then seems as if damage would be done to outside of rim. But the tire keeps going low due to this problem. I suggest if you have this issue make a complaint with the highway safety department to force them to do a recall. Cause it seems like a manufacture defect to me. The dealer told me he changed 4 tires on 2 vehicles for this same reason last week and people are making complaints online also. And take the extr
a step of calling Chrysler home office to file a complaint also. Cause these rims are running $1,600 per rim for these cars.
I have just ordered my 2nd one.
 
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