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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:32 am 
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hey guys, just got ride for my el in a tow truck after hitting a pothole at 70 ,instant flat .
not a huge hole just a run of the mill new england hwy car killer, excuse me while i vent faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrk!!
took off the rim couldnt see any obvious signs of damage ie buckles or holes ,but it wont pump up at all .
they are only like a week old :cry: .
btw had to get a tow cause stoopid me forgot to chuck a ba rim as a spare cause i dont fit el rims anymore.
has anyone heard of beads failing from a small to mid sized pothole?

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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:48 am 
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You used to be able to make a claim against local government for pothole damage, wonder if that is still the case?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:07 am 
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That certainly is the case here in Melbourne. My son wrecked all four tyres and after discussions with 2 councils--we are just on the border, they paid out for new tyres.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:19 pm 
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:cry: found the problem there is a massive as sed crak in the rim ,went and bought a ba chasers an tyre for 95 bucks it didnt fit tryd a commonwhore one i had laying round aswell . god i am a spastic sometimes,bit the bullet and lowerd the disc ever so slowly onto a bit of carpet ontop of rim till the carpet would move just a little bit ,got the missus to foot the brake and got the billet/hub adaptor off and chuked a 15 back on pity the nrma dude couldnt have done that at 2am this mornin took all of 5 mins, iam goona speak to the tyre place tomoz as they were closed today damn 7seventhday adventists.btw hit the pothol em tryin to miss a bigger 1 on the crest of a hill 70<80 zone
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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:52 pm 
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mystro wrote:
hey guys, just got ride for my el in a tow truck after hitting a pothole at 70 ,instant flat .
not a huge hole just a run of the mill new england hwy car killer, excuse me while i vent faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrk!!
took off the rim couldnt see any obvious signs of damage ie buckles or holes ,but it wont pump up at all .
they are only like a week old :cry: .
btw had to get a tow cause stoopid me forgot to chuck a ba rim as a spare cause i dont fit el rims anymore.
has anyone heard of beads failing from a small to mid sized pothole?
seen some chinese copies in the repair shop,cracked,split,buckled--look pretty snazy,plenty of bling,they dont pass aust standards and you get a bargain----4? rubber band spare? i went through the bull a few months ago,great deal on 4 tyres-mags-then i said i want 5 *******stunded mullet,cant do it-4 only now i have 6 :lol: :lol: :lol.and cost less csa-17s and the same thing,2 cars with 4 mags and 1 damaged=6 for me :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:35 am 
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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:42 am 
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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:03 am 
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Man, And I thought a plumbers crack looked nasty....Thats pretty damn bad. Inferior quality alloy perhaps? No alloy wheel should crack like that just because of a pot hole. I've driven over some bloody big pot holes with the snowflakes on my ED, Living in the country and driving on dirt roads alot and I've never cracked a rim.
Depending on when you bought the rims I'd go back to where you bought them and see if you could get it changed over.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:27 am 
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mystro wrote:
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the last one i seen the crack was almost all the way round,when you get the tyre off,feel how thick the mag is and do the same to a australian certified mag.just for comparison my mags---17sx8 weigh 13kgs each----aust.post scales,how much do yours weigh?mine are 5 spoker---csa prowlers,by your photo i think 13 plus would be a fair-avg.weight.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:23 pm 
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went to tyre place today ,and they said road damge no warranty for that.
if you look close you can see a buckle,they say that caused the rim to crack b/s the buckle happend when the tyre was already flat. from the rim splitting from really a minor bump and having to gather up the car aswell as pull over on a traffic filled hwy .the tyres dont have a scratch on them and the edge of the tyre covers the rim,i cant see tar bein able to lever the buckle without scratching the rubber in the slightest
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