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Not Happy State of the roads

As I am currently driving on a buckled wheel due to a pothole, this looks like a good place to release my frustrations and would love to hear about how poor the roads are by you.

With the 17" wheels on the ti and the rather harsh suspension as many of you probably have I feel every little bump in the road which is on average every two seconds.

With the amount of money going in to the government from car tax and speeding fines etc:

Go abroad to Spain and they are as smooth as silk!

Whats going on???!!!!!
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I think I have the same. I now have a bump bump bump from a front wheel after hitting a hole, same wheels as yours mate
 
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Have you looked around yet to try and get a replacement ti wheei?
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Take a picture of the pot hole, and the damaged wheel and send it to the council with the bill, they pay out (eventually). and you will find with in a week that hole will be filled.
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It's on going at the moment mikey, It's like trying to get blood out of a stone.

The scum bags filled it within 24 hours, but the damage was done by then, I had already got my photos as proof.
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i've had 2 Ti wheels (albeit not OEM ones) buckled as a result of potholes, never thought of taking piccies and claiming off the council
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Lewis 1 it takes ages, months, i ran over one and dented the inner lip of my 17 inch team dynamic wheel on a older car, couldnt pump the tyre up so it was useless, took it to a tyre place they said because it was alloy they couldnt re shape it. had to email the company who made them for a price of a single alloy and send that off.With in a week the hole was filled, sneaky gits.
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Thats the trouble with low profile tyres and large wheels, theres not a lot of air between the road and the wheel to cushion the blow, so the wheel takes the all of the hit.

Bumma!
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Take a picture of the pot hole, and the damaged wheel and send it to the council with the bill, they pay out (eventually). and you will find with in a week that hole will be filled.
I tried this when I had my Coupe. Lost a front alloy to a virtually invisible pot hole the size of mars - nad basically got told to get lost.

Having purchased a none too cheap replacement, I then had a rear buckle on a different pot hole just round the corner only a week later. Agreed, our roads suck.

And while we're on the subject of road repairs, has anyone else noticed that unless you live on a main road, the 'resurfacing' done every few years equates to: stick down hot tar, cover in loose chippings, don't actually fix any of the potholes, then leave for cars to get covered in stone chips the size of a 50p for the next few months. That really gets me too - screws over our paint work, and doesn't actually fix the road!
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https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/way-o...best-ever.html
you need one of these.
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Nice tax disk holder says it all.
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I heard on the Radio a while ago, that councils now pay out more money to drivers with damaged cars than the do fixing pot holes in the first place.
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Its pretty bad here too in my area there used to be alot of speeding issues and alot of stolen vehicles used the roads outside my house to get away from the police so the local council put speed bumps in the road to stop this but made it worse because in my area the police have Skoda Octavia VRs's which are pretty quick and accelerate very well but are very low and the cars that were being stolen were things like ford fiesta's and if you steal a car you wouldn't care about damaging it so they used to tear up and down my road but the police cars had to keep slowing for the speed bumps so the stolen cars always got away which annoyed the police so when they chased the car back down the road they tried to go as fast as they could over the speed humps which didnt go too well as it ripped the sump straight out of the police car and the criminal got away
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i drive round them
 
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