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Another Victim Of The Dreaded Potholes...


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#16 DanGull

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:14 PM

Nicely done Mike - Flic I'd take the FREE WHEELS YOU GAVE HIM back, you may need them...

Hang your head in shame boy.

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#17 Michael P

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:21 PM

head hanged

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:06 PM

The amount of people on here with buckled alloys is worrying...


Those 17s look good - but they are no match for a pothole due to their design flaw. There is no..."substance" - not enough alloy to strengthen them in the centre design.

I have the optional 16" 7-spokes on my titanium & the front passenger side dropped a few inches into a pothole a few weeks back at around 50mph on a country road. There was an almighty bang/thud - and I immediately thought "oh no - there goes my alloy". Pulled over along the road & no damage that I can see. I've tried to have a good look behind the wheel (on full lock) and still can't see any actual damage. I have a strange feeling though that there may well be something amiss because it was an almighty thump - incredible infact...and I'm not normally that lucky! Car seems to be driving okay - but I really need to remove the wheel sometime soon & double check - probably this weekend.

But yeah - those 17s. Nice looking alloys - but a real worry if you're driving on some of those !Removed! UK roads of ours!

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:47 PM

Awwww, bad luck Flic. I'm assuming my bog standard 15" alloys are ok, although I have encountered a few bad potholes. There was no mention of anything wrong at the service, assuming they did check them!

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:10 PM

Nicely done Mike - Flic I'd take the FREE WHEELS YOU GAVE HIM back, you may need them...

Hang your head in shame boy.



Thanks Dan :) He has dutifully apologised!!

And Karen, I'm sure they would have checked them, it was on my little check list thing they gave me! Serves me right for having snazzy wheels :(

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

I've replaced two so far due to pot holes so I no how annoying an expensive they can be!

Concrete roads are horrendous to drive on, the road noise and overall driving experience is rubbish compared to Tarmac roads, and aslong as they are maintained and repaired in time they are just as durable as concrete roads, but maintain them is something the council obviously struggle to do


Well after all the moaning i done to the councill over the past months finally they are sorting the road up by mine by the looks of things they are retarmacing the whole road instead of those cheap dogy repairs.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:20 PM

Alloy replacement?

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reminded me of that as soon as i saw that pic!!!!

i had have new shocks & wish bar cos of a pot hole!! consider yourself lucky it just some alloys! haha

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