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Old 02-24-2003, 14:21   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering what sort of damage can happen to a car if any after going over/in potholes. I mean, we all do it, but this morning there was this huge one, enough to fit your head in that I went over, and I am so angry that it happened because the d*#khead council was doing roadworks around a bend and by the time I saw it, it was too late to miss it.

Can it damage alloys/tyres/suspension after only one knock? I opened my window and said a few words to a guy there sitting on his arse, and he just gave me the finger, haha, all I did say was you could put a few signs up mate warning of holes in the road! I'm just pissed off after spending $1700 two weeks ago for service and tyres/alignments, now every little noise I hear will make me paranoid that something is stuffed :sad:
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Old 02-24-2003, 14:53   #2 (permalink)
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Without a doubt it can do damage, I've bent a 15" rim when I hit a pothole, put the front end out no worries. If you've just spent $1700 a quick trip back for a $45 wheel alignment may be very worthwile.
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I did this in a pothole on a main busy road, contacted council...Bad bloody luck, they said!.. $500 down the drain, ( or down the pothole!)
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contacted council...Bad bloody luck, they said!.. $500 down the drain, ( or down the pothole!)
Why doesn't that surprise me It's not like you put the pothole there or you intentionally like to damage your rims!
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Ouch! Mine are 17" XRs and doesn't seem to be any physical damage but still not impressed. Smack bang around a bend in the middle of a very busy road(in peak hour) and mind you, they have the side street closed off for road works? Anyone going down Burgundy street in Heidelberg, watch out
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Where possible, I'd go to the extent of driving half off the road to miss a line of potholes. Other drivers behind me think I'm pissed throwing zigzags and half offs in the XR.
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About two years ago a woman successfully sued the council for damage done to her car because of potholes in road here in Alice.Imo check this angle out it could be worth while.
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yeah i have an aunty that hit a huge pothole which damaged her Hyundai Lantra it totalled the suspension.

She rang the local council she said the hole was that big and was unavoidable as it was in a 100km zone and a car passed on the other side of the road as she hit the hole.

She demanded they fix the damage and they did.
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you can sue the council now if you damage your car in anyway.
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I'm just worried that it could have stuffed something up that is not so obvious. In the end, I'd rather have a buckled alloy than some damage to suspension or whatever that might not show up till later. At least this way I could prove it was them and follow it up. I'll see if it's still there on my way home, if it is I'm gonna ring the council up in the morning and tell them that the street adjacent to roadworks they are performing has a massive pothole in it!!!
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