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Old 01-06-2003, 01:03 PM   #1
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need help.......I HATE POTHOLES

im wondering about how i go about this

i was driving back to boston last nite...going over GWB...then on 95 north...friggin hit this huge pot hole...bent 2 of my rims on the same side...deflated the tires immediately.....it was driveble for a lil...but once it starting swerving i stopped at the nearest gas station i could find...called bmw....then had the car towed.

so who do i contact for this...im stuck with getting 2 new rims now for my car.......SUCKS...
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:11 PM   #2
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contact your local bmw dealer if the rims are not repairable and have them order new rims. :|

nothing you can do about potholes other than to avoid them..
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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This was posted in the bmw330ci.com forum

Problem:

Bought Blizzaks and 16" Italia AT wheels from Tire Rack (their recommended 330ci winter package) to the tune of 1100 bucks, mounted them a week or so ago. Son take car the other night to pick up girlfriend for the Big Winter Dance and on the way to her house, hits a good sized pothole with right side wheels.

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Same thing happened to me a couple of winters back--bent rim which required a new replacement. To recoup some of the cost, I figured out what jurisdiction was responsible for the upkeep of the road( state vs. city). I then filed a claim for the cost of the new wheel, alignment and associated mechanics fees, to the state and documented everything(sent photos of the bent wheel and the pothole in the road that caused the damage). It several months, but I did receive every penny of what I asked for--check it out, your locality might have the same kind of policy.

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Old 01-06-2003, 01:15 PM   #4
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Same thing happened to me a couple of winters back--bent rim which required a new replacement. To recoup some of the cost, I figured out what jurisdiction was responsible for the upkeep of the road( state vs. city). I then filed a claim for the cost of the new wheel, alignment and associated mechanics fees, to the state and documented everything(sent photos of the bent wheel and the pothole in the road that caused the damage). It several months, but I did receive every penny of what I asked for--check it out, your locality might have the same kind of policy.

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You cant do this in Boston, trust me
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:17 PM   #5
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Yikes sorry to hear!! I actually bent one of my rims over the summer returning from Boston on 95 in the Bronx.. The rim looked pretty bad but my tire was fine so i just took it to a shop to get banged back out. It's still not perfect now but good enough to drive on..

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Old 01-06-2003, 01:21 PM   #6
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You cant do this in Boston, trust me
Are you sure? That's not good

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Old 01-06-2003, 01:44 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear. You should check to see if a local wheel repair shop can fix the bent wheels. It will be cheaper than buying new ones.
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:49 PM   #8
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State of MA assumes no responsibility for damage to your vehicles due to potholes on a state highway. However if it was not a state road and was a town road you may have a shot going after the town DPW.

Good luck....
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:16 PM   #9
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thanks

thanks for all your help guys..

i got the bent out...but it's still not what it use to....still kinda bummed so now all im thinking is my next mod =) that'll make me a little happier!!
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:00 PM   #10
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i ****ing hate mass plow people...... they have shreded the damb roads this winter season and i have hit a few myself.... nothing that bad yet but i hope for the best..... good luck fixing your car
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:06 PM   #11
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damn 2 rims at one damn. thats bad lick
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:10 PM   #12
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damn 2 rims at one damn. thats bad lick
It sure is...not sure about the lick though.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:55 PM   #13
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State of MA assumes no responsibility for damage to your vehicles due to potholes on a state highway. However if it was not a state road and was a town road you may have a shot going after the town DPW.

Good luck....
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Im sorry to hear that man, thats my biggest nightmare. I have seen so many HUGE potholes form this winter around my area, and its going to be bad in the summer
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