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Old 04-20-2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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4/20 - blew a tire!!! ARGH (sorry no pics)

Stupid Baltimore roads. Today on 695 i guess i ran over a huge pothole and blew a tire! It was so bad that I had to replace the tire, it was impossible for them to patch or repair. The punchure was on the freakin sidewall of the tire! Additionally, part of the rim is cracked. They had to bend and weld it back. Luckly the crack was on the inner brim so its not visible when the wheel is back on.

Funny thing is now I have one Pirelli P-Zero Nero tire and 3 Pirelli P7000 SuperSport tires.

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Old 04-20-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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that sucks did, did the sidewall rip all the way around the tire? that happened to one of my friends a few days ago! could have been a lot worse!! lucky you didnt lose control!

Glad you and your car are okay andy

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Old 04-20-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
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Wow that really sucks. Im glad that nothing happened to you or your car. I dont really care about how good you look but I know your car looks damn fine. I saw a dumbass driving on the highway this morning with a flat rear tire (Im talkin down to the rim) and he was just drivin along like nothing was wrong. Sounds like it's time for 3 more P-Zero's huh.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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i know how u feel!! did it do anything to your suspension!!
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:58 PM   #5
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Go take pictures (which I'm sure you are capable of ), then write to the city and ask for reimbursements... might not work since your car is lowered and the rim is fixed now...
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:48 AM   #6
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damn that sucks so much. I got a flat on the top of a giant ass canyon last summer. Took the tow truck hours to get there lol
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #7
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my side wall blew out last week, its sucks
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:28 AM   #8
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Your acs type 3's were hurt...

At least everything's okay. I'm not sure about your state, but in GA if you hit a pothole and it causes damage to your car, you can pull over and get a po-po to come out and write up a report. If in the report he says a pothole caused the damage, the city will pay for your repairs.
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:00 PM   #9
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Glad you're ok and the car is too. I got a flat from a screw in my tire and had to get a new one. Then I got another and I used Fix a Flat and the damn hose popped off the can and sprayed it all over. I forced the hose back on and brute force held it in place to get more in the tire. What a crappy day! But so far it's actually holding up
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:07 PM   #10
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95bmwpwer - tire didnt shred actually. kinda surprised.

cruzin 323is - the suspension seems fine to me so far

Torque - yeah i think its too late. and im too lazy

I had a fix a flat in my trunk. but i refused to use it at the time. i knew its really bad for the rim but yeah i just have it in the car for that one occasion when everything else fails.
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:38 PM   #11
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I noticed the new Fix a Flat have reinforced connections for the hose to the can! So if yours doesn't have that, I'd go get it exchanged!
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:24 AM   #12
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Yeah, me and potholes. We've met...

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Old 04-23-2005, 03:16 AM   #13
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i got a screw in my tire once. put a lil fix a flat in, then took a corner to fast so it didnt seal anymore. lucky for me im in good with the popo and got my car in on a lift and fixed it my-self.
great sence of accomplishment.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:10 AM   #14
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hey woobie, i got my first flat tire the other day too (not on 4/20), really pissed me off. that was possibly the worst day I have had in months.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:28 AM   #15
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Yeah, me and potholes. We've met...
I'm kinda amazed your wheel is ok!
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