Pineapple wrote:From the picture it doesn't look too bad at all, the rim doesn't appear warped or dented and an impact hard enough to fuck up the suspension is unlikely to leave the wheel looking so clean and unfucked up. Obviously I can't inspect it in person but I'd be estimating for the tow + a new tire (2 if the set had a decent amount of wear, mismatched diameter on the same axle is bad!) + possibly an alignment.
Update on this: Rims are straight, everything is fine. I'm just thinking back to when the Playstation 3 was first released and people were " $600?!!! I gotta have it but I'm being gouged!
This whole ordeal is ~$400. And while something like a PS3 is a 'want', this is a 'need'.
Though, if I'd just changed to the spare on the highway and bought the road hazard insurance offered to me for ~$100 when I bought the tires, I would have saved like $300.
"You know if you sold your car and took the bus everywhere it's be like giving yourself a $4000/yr tax free raise if you factored in the cost of gas, maintenance, speeding tickets, and insurance, not to mention the sale of the vehicle itself! A reasonably reliable japanese sports sedan shouldn't be worth too much less than what you'd paid for it! You'd completely eliminate that slice of your budget."
:"Together we are budget pie!"
The big advantage of living in a dense city like Chicago or San Fran or NYC is that if my job situation changes, which as a contractor it - by definition - will, I could get to a different job by taking a different bus or train.
:"Or you could get a job in chicago and move back in with your parents like you did when you were first out of college! You'd save a whole boat load of money that way!"
: "That sounds like a fantastic