Starman is officially having a bad day...

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Starman is officially having a bad day...

Post by Starman » Sun 30 Jul, 2017 10:35 pm

Low profile Pirelli vs pothole at 55kmph. Pothole won this time.
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Post by T-Modell » Sun 30 Jul, 2017 11:50 pm

Sorry to hear that ... how's the rim?

I have a nice glass table in my living room ... guess why :laughing6: :laughing6:
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Post by Starman » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 8:17 am

Rim will be ok, but we have this from QLD Gov't....
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Re: Starman is officially having a bad day...

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 9:34 am

40 aspect tyres come standard on many cars. Many expensive run flats
The government rules you would think should be altered to reflect this

Although the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph's Honest John mentions the hazard of 18inch wheels with low profile tyres are particularly susceptible to pothole damage.

I have 40 aspect tyres on the W204 C280 I just bought. New continentals.
They'll be coming off next week and sensible 16 inch wheels and 55 aspect tyres going on.
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Post by Starman » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 10:28 am

245-35-R19 here mate. Just ordered two at $400 each...!!! I will keep the good one (4,000km) as a spare in the shed.
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Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 1:54 pm

$400.00 per tyre :think:

It's all relative really. Tyres for the W140 were $500.00 each 24 years ago. :whistle:
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Post by markb » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 6:38 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:Although the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph's Honest John mentions the hazard of 18inch wheels with low profile tyres are particularly susceptible to pothole damage.
Two of my 18" wheels on my Golf GTi in Dubai were buckled within 12months of purchase....Middle Eastern roads and crappy Audi A8 replicas... :argue:
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Re: Starman is officially having a bad day...

Post by AMG » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 7:18 pm

Just file a claim against the govt for failure to maintain the safety on public roads and causing an incident.
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