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      02-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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MN Roads are Killing my Car!

The roads here are out of hand now, potholes everywhere. On a daily basis I'm hitting 6" deep potholes at 50+MPH. This can't be good.

No noticeable alignment issues or bent wheels yet, but it seems inevitable.

Just venting.
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      02-18-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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That's pretty crappy, have you thought of running some 18" rims with some big tires? I mean it won't be the best, but it'll be better.
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      02-18-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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Good suggestion, but I already have winter wheels and tires in 19". Guess I didn't think that through.

I just do alot of this
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      02-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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      02-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #5
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Dude I feel your pain. I was here at OU and ran over a 5inch bottle with
my IS. I thought my alignment would be fucked. It literally scared me lol. They attempted
to fix the pothole after I complained, but it did no
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I'm in the same boat but I am running the OEM 18's with snows. It seems especially bad this year. I picked up some 20's for my summer wheels. Hopefully they will get these pot holes filled quickly in the spring. I think I might have to wait until late spring to install them.
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      02-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #7
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Good suggestion, but I already have winter wheels and tires in 19". Guess I didn't think that through.

I just do alot of this
I bet it more like this.......
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      02-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #8
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I bet it more like this.......
LOL^^^^ That's what happens when a nice lady walks by.
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      02-18-2010, 10:00 PM   #9
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Yeah, me too...running 18's and try to avoid downtown city streets, which are the worst. Try zigging and zaggy at lower speeds.
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      02-18-2010, 10:01 PM   #10
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I left the same way when I was in Toronto. C63 would have been a better choice If I was still living there.
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      02-19-2010, 01:15 AM   #11
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I just do alot of this
God I can relate to that expression. I currently have a really stiff suspension on my WRX, and everytime I hit an unexpected pothole, that deafening BANG sound makes my jaw drop and I am just speechless....makes me want to cry.

18's would help though.
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      02-19-2010, 10:53 AM   #12
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The MN roads are especially bad this winter. That's precisely why mine is in the garage - it won't see the sun until the snow is (mostly) gone. One good pothole, and those 19's will be toast.
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Running OEM 18's with snows...I agree the roads are awful especially France Ave and parts of 169...I must look like I have had several drinks the way I zig zag down the street!!!..
45 days til the 19's go back on along with the recently purchased M&S 12mm's and M&S filter!!!
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      02-24-2010, 02:50 PM   #14
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Increase your following distance so that you have more time to survey the road. Also stay off of back roads, the road crews seem to be doing a decent job at patching main streets.

Outside of that, the roads suck year-round. You're asking for trouble if you run a modified suspension or wheels larger than 18".
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