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I hit a bloody pot hole on friday night in the mondeo resulting into me having to change my wheel to the stupid space saver, and buying a new wheel and tyre :(. Being a zetec s wheel too its like rocking horse poo 2nd hand so i had to buy one from ford for £193 and a new tyre for £70 :( Ive been driving mums cabby around the last few days so its not all bad :)

 

 

Ive put a claim in to the local council but i doubt il get anywhere :(

 

Have other people managed to claim from their local councils for the same thing??

 

Thats a 30cm ruler

 

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w200/tomhicks1/P1251303.jpg

 

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w200/tomhicks1/P1251300.jpg

 

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w200/tomhicks1/P1251305.jpg

 

Dented wheel :(

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w200/tomhicks1/P1251310.jpg

 

And a crack :O

 

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w200/tomhicks1/P1251311.jpg

 

 

I hit it at 50mph

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The same happened to me in the Mondeo. I took pics of hole and sent them away to council and got no where. Even with the pictures they requested I provide further evidence that they were liable for my damage!

 

Just found mine here, sorry not trying to steal your thunder :pancake:

 

50 ish mph (60 mph limit) on a fife road and you could be in a field, dunno how I stayed on the road after hitting this lovely smooth part of road.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/escyghia/DSC00405.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/escyghia/DSC00404.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/escyghia/DSC00403.jpg

 

 

The aftermath

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/escyghia/DSC00407.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/escyghia/DSC00406.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/escyghia/DSC00402.jpg

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Mine was on a 60mph road on the isle of wight, its sooooooo frustrating(sp) isnt it.

 

How much did your wheel set you back?

Serves me right having a car with 18inch wheels as STD lol

 

And with me having them refurbished in graphite grey ive got to get it sprayed too :(

 

Thats £260 i didnt want to have to spend

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w200/tomhicks1/DSC00156.jpg

 

Ive got to rub all that nice shiny paint down now and repaint it in graphite grey lol

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Why did you buy a new wheel if you're painting it anyway? Usually a few of those wheels floating around ebay.

 

A few days before the incident I'd arranged a px deal with a refurb company to have mine done dark grey (these wheels are 18" also) I called them and explained what had happened and they charged me another £60 for another wheel so wasn't too bad.

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I did my front and back wheel, they were 18's as well. Took pictures of the damage and where it happpened and the council paid up for wheels and tyres then about a week or so later all the potholes on that road were filled :D . Maybe you can only get compensation if its a main road? Good look with your claim hicksy
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You won't get anywhere, the people at the council are w*nkers.

 

We've got shocking roads around here, a few mates of mine have had the same problem (and taken pictures, written letters, etc.) and got absolutely nowhere.

 

Someone really needs to start a Facebook group or something.

 

Sorry about your wheel, I'd be furious if that happened to me. Which is highly likely where I live...

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Someone really needs to start a Facebook group or something.

 

Fast becoming the answer to everything, "Quick, to the Facebook mobile!"

 

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/wp-content/2008/04/_images_articles_batman_brave_bold_150.gif

 

 

 

Check out this site: http://www.potholes.co.uk/

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not the same but similar. my mate came round a corner on his motorbike hit some gravel (no signs but new road was laid recently and not sweeped) put him into a bush and rote his bike off...all he got was his bus fairs to work back...and he lived 2 mins walk so gotnothing!!! i managed to stay on the bike, might be because i had my 19stone mate weighing the rear wheel down tho lol
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Someone really needs to start a Facebook group or something.

 

Fast becoming the answer to everything, "Quick, to the Facebook mobile!"

 

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/wp-content/2008/04/_images_articles_batman_brave_bold_150.gif

 

 

 

Check out this site: http://www.potholes.co.uk/

Exactly, it's the new method of democracy in this country.

 

Great link BTW, thanks for that :thumb:

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