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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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I've had the car for just under 2 months and already took out a tire. I hit a pothole Friday night. Hard hit but didn't think much of it. Then I took a look at the tire yesterday. Bubble in the sidewall. Sigh... Those 17" wheels don't leave much of a cushion!



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That means you broke some belts, don't trust it if it is in the front. Last spring I was cut off by some guy needing to go to liquor store and I braked hard and avoided him but had to climb onto curb and sidewalk. Same thing I ruined the sidewall of one of my HydroEdge Michelins. Lucky for me the second hand tire store had one to match it and it only cost me 40$ installed.

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Yup, right front tire. I guess luck is on my side cause I tested the car's handling abilities later that night with a nice long sweeping left hander at 65+ then, while on a deserted stretch of highway at midnight, found the top speed of 115. I'll be pricing a Pirelli P6 tire in the morning.



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damn that sucks bro i hit one yesterday but i didnt see any damage to the rim i might have to check the tire then :S

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Big ass pothole on 75 in Ohio
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Man that looks like an expensive pothole hit....It's not mine and it still hurts to see.

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Man that looks like an expensive pothole hit....It's not mine and it still hurts to see.
Even more expensive when I found out they were discontinued. The Wheel Doctor put its shape back, welded it, machined it, and Powdercoated the Damaged one, and the other 3. I could have gotten another set for what I paid for 1 getting fixed, SUCKED
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Yup, right front tire. I guess luck is on my side cause I tested the car's handling abilities later that night with a nice long sweeping left hander at 65+ then, while on a deserted stretch of highway at midnight, found the top speed of 115. I'll be pricing a Pirelli P6 tire in the morning.

If you need them, i have a pair of P6's sitting in my closet that have a bunch of tread left on them. PM me if you'd like them and we could work out something.

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Do not drive with a buldge like that. Hit a curb a few years back and had a buldge. Already planned on taking a 80 mile drive north and when I got 2 miles away from my destination BOOM. Tire blew, thankfully just after we got off the highway.
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