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Old 10-01-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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Angry Big farking rock

Nevermind the fact that driving down Tulsa's roads is basically the same as getting a shiatsu massage from a rhinoceros with Parkinson's thanks to all the bumps and bone-jarring bumps, the short commute to work is also more or less the same as trying to sneak through a prison shower naked, no matter how hard you try to avoid the bad spots; your still going to get pounded. Damm big farking rock. Naturally I was trying to avoid one bad spot in the road when I found a small hat-sized rock in another, which leaves both a very pissed-off Jimmy and my steering wheel slightly pointed to the left. Thanks to my superb story-telling along with the modern miracle of MS-Paint, I'm able to show you exactly what happened in agonizing detail....


"La la la...driving to work."


"Ah crap, massive pothole! No problem, I'll steer around it."


"Ah crap! I avoided the pothole and found a Big Farking Rock...oh no Mister Bill!!

Naturally I stopped, and while I can't see any damage to the body of my car or the rim itself, my steering wheel is definitely a inch to the left now while I'm going straight...so I've got a date with an alignment in the next couple of days. This just pisses the poo right out of me, particularly since I was trying to avoid a smaller pothole and managed to find a big farking rock!


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Old 10-01-2008, 06:43 AM   #2
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that sucks! complain to the city that the current state of their roads caused you to HAVE to get an alignment, they could possibly foot the bill.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:25 AM   #3
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that sucks! complain to the city that the current state of their roads caused you to HAVE to get an alignment, they could possibly foot the bill.
agreed. if you complain loud enough and in the right direction, there's a chance they cover it. and maybe even fix the whole!
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:43 AM   #4
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hopefully you didnt bend a tie rod! But I feel your pain
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:49 AM   #5
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hopefully you didnt bend a tie rod! But I feel your pain
I'm hoping not. Hopefully the shop will be able to tell me...
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
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i was actually gonna say, yes, he bent a tie rod. after an impact like that, ur alignment may be off a little, but the whole steering wheel off b yan inch, sounds like a tie rod for sure.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:01 AM   #7
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Why couldn't someone up there go for an endlink? I've got new Moogs at home waiting to go on.... Grrr! We'll see tomorrow when I take it over to a friend's house and jack the ole girl up.
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yea i hear going through the city usually works but it tends to take quite a while...

that sucks either way hopefully you get a check from the city...
i was thinking about this the other day, how much memory im using in my head becuase i have all the roads i drive on memorized of where to swerve and such...but mean while i cant remeber i have a test tomoro in class

nice story telling skills btw lol
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nice little right up....now I dont think your an idiot....did it hit really hard??? sound like it could of broke anything on the suspension...if not maybe you got lucky and a alignment will fix it

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Be sure and inspect your tires, look for bubbles on the sidewall (facing the inside of the car as well as out), a bubble indicates you've broken a belt inside your tire which can lead to a catastrophic tire failure.

I doubt you'll get anything from the city, if the roads are as bad as you say, they certainly won't be writing checks to individuals who have dubious claims, especially when the problem is caused by a rock. If they had dug a ditch in the road and not put up any warning signs or detours and you graunched through it, damaging your car, as well as having proof, you might have a leg to stand on. In your case, I think you're farked.
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