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Old 02-05-2019, 08:20 PM
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At night, water covering the street...

...a submerged pothole ate my front tire and wheel.

The tire was only 10 months old and the wheel looked perfect without so much as a single incident with a curb. The best part was pulling into a parking lot full of slush so I could change the tire. Even Mr. Murphy came along for this one, no sooner had I finished retorquing the lug nuts on the spare, a police officer drove up and offered to help. :p
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Sorry to hear that!! Did the car itself take any damage?
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tire hazard insurance perhaps? Won't help for the wheel though
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Sorry to hear that!! Did the car itself take any damage?
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tire hazard insurance perhaps? Won't help for the wheel though
No damage to the car and no tire hazard insurance. This may be only the second tire in over 2,000,000 miles of driving I've ever had damaged by a road hazard, so I'm way ahead by self-insuring.

That "donut" spare tire for my car is pretty bizarre looking, I wonder if it is only thus for the 6MT models (and later Type-S models), or if all TLs have this thing.
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Yup.. super weird last time i saw it as well..
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Yup.. super weird last time i saw it as well..
Yup, that's it, and thanks for correcting the title, I tried and couldn't figure out how to do it.
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How'd you know it was me..


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How'd you know it was me..
Your reputation preceded you.
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Friggin New England roads!!!!!!!!

Is the wheel completely toast? Brutus Auto Repair & Service in Manchester has an in-house wheel repair shop that I've had pretty good luck with. Bought one in a couple weeks ago and he had it done the next day for $110.

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All TL spare tire is like that, wait until you see the RL spare tire lmao, it 10x worst than the TL.
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Friggin New England roads!!!!!!!!

Is the wheel completely toast? Brutus Auto Repair & Service in Manchester has an in-house wheel repair shop that I've had pretty good luck with. Bought one in a couple weeks ago and he had it done the next day for $110.
Not sure if its repairable, it was pretty dark last night when I took it off. I'll roll it into the barn today, pump it up, and spray soapy water all over to find out if the rim has cracked. I did find a few E-Bay vendors selling reconditioned OEM wheels for $135-$140. None of the new aftermarket replica wheels will clear my Brembo brakes.
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