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Old 12-06-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Slapped By A Tire...

1/2 of a semi-truck tire tread slapped the front of my car on Friday

Damage report:
  • Bent License Plate
  • 1/2 of new SVT dAM ripped out
  • lower grille broken
  • Fog Lights displaced
  • Oil Filter and Pan black from tire
  • Bumper black from tire
  • Lower Strut Bar black from tire.

Not sure about anything else. Car drives straight at least. Then on Saturday my driver's side headlight went out.

I had nowhere to go on the freeway with cars all around me...sucks big time!


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Old 12-06-2010, 01:24 PM   #2
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Definietly sucks. I was just ahead of a big rig when a tire blew out one time and I thought someone was shooting a cannon. I even ducked in my car LOL.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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Damn that must suck, Did you call the cops? Did you get his license plate? Post pics
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Sucks but it happens a lot, Semis frequently run re-treads because they are cheaper, and sometimes, they do that.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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Sucks but it happens a lot, Semis frequently run re-treads because they are cheaper, and sometimes, they do that.
Yeah, My father is a truck driver and we buy re-capped tires and they frequently blow up because where it gets "sealed" it gets loose and BOOM.
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Damn that must suck, Did you call the cops? Did you get his license plate? Post pics
YEAH. pics or it didnt happen. lol

sorry to hear about this. these semi's run low on tire pressure alot and the tread just starts t odrag at higher speeds thus causing the tire to seperate. i try and steer clear of these guys.
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Damn that must suck, Did you call the cops? Did you get his license plate? Post pics
The truck was nowhere in sight. The tire was in the road, in heavy traffic, in the middle of a turn. I didn't see it until it was too late and traffic was moving at about 60. I don't think the cops would do anything anyways.

Sorry, no pics but maybe later this week. There is no major damage, just looks bad right now.
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Ever been on a road trip sleeping in the back seat when one goes off next to ur head? yeah. bout crapped my pants.
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did you try to fight the driver?!!?!?!
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The truck was nowhere in sight. The tire was in the road, in heavy traffic, in the middle of a turn. I didn't see it until it was too late and traffic was moving at about 60. I don't think the cops would do anything anyways.

Sorry, no pics but maybe later this week. There is no major damage, just looks bad right now.
Yeah, that sucks alot. At least you handled yourself the right way and didnt swerve into another car, that would have been alot worse.

Have you tried to rub off any of the ruber? Some of the black might just come off with some elbow grease.
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