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Old 05-31-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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403 to QEW - Avoid right lane

Avoid the right lane on the 403 when heading West after Winston Churchill. Before you hit the QEW there are some monstrous potholes in the right lane which I failed to avoid today. Damage is in the images below.

Getting a quote from http://www.mobilewheelrepair.ca/

Anyone have any experience from them? Or recommend anywhere else? I would like this fixed asap i.e. a very quick turnaround period.

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Old 05-31-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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That's painful to look at.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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cant you bill or sue whom ever takes care of the road (ministry of whom ever). So unfair for people to pay for damages to cars because of bad highways .. not even country roads but a bad maintained highway
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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Give Roger a call @ 416-728-5448. He specializes in rim repair, restoration and paint. Very good honest guy and very good prices too. Tell him Miro sent you, should be able to do a good price for you.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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i know those bumps. sucks.

are those chinese tires? :/
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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Give Roger a call @ 416-728-5448. He specializes in rim repair, restoration and paint. Very good honest guy and very good prices too. Tell him Miro sent you, should be able to do a good price for you.
I'll give him a call in the morning. I hope he can do a 1 day turn around. Union Rim Repair asked $130 and 2-3 day turnaround which I don't mind. But I would prefer same day since I travel at least 100km/day. Just means I have to work from home for the rest of the week.

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i know those bumps. sucks.

are those chinese tires? :/
I dunno, some new brand called Sailun. Ride pretty well, no complaints.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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Ball joint gone as well?
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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Ball joint gone as well?
luckily its okay - well at least I'm hoping. I'll know once I take the rim off tomorrow morning.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:50 PM   #9
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Here's a pic of the potholes/craters:



The first two are nothing, the one in the distance is atrocious
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #10
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Sorry to see. It happened to me a while back. Not a good feeling. Had mine fixed at a place called precision and quite honestly they didn't do the best job on it unfortunately. I really hope that city can do something about it. Keep us updated.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:39 PM   #11
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cant you bill or sue whom ever takes care of the road (ministry of whom ever). So unfair for people to pay for damages to cars because of bad highways .. not even country roads but a bad maintained highway
I believe you can put in a claim.. well at least try and 403 should be governed by Provincial, OP has the pix of bent rim and pot holes..thats the proof. day and time it happened..

I would put in a claim.. you never know.....
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:38 AM   #12
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That's painful to look at.
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I believe you can put in a claim.. well at least try and 403 should be governed by Provincial, OP has the pix of bent rim and pot holes..thats the proof. day and time it happened..

I would put in a claim.. you never know.....
and yes, I'd atleast try for this, you never know
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #13
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I'll give him a call in the morning. I hope he can do a 1 day turn around. Union Rim Repair asked $130 and 2-3 day turnaround which I don't mind. But I would prefer same day since I travel at least 100km/day. Just means I have to work from home for the rest of the week.

That really depends on how busy he is, just tell him it's urgent, he will probably try to do his best to make it happen for you if possible
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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woah! I was just on this on Saturday, but stayed in the left lane.

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Old 06-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #15
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ive gone over those a few times and been ok. cheap rim/tire not helping matters? or maybe i just hit the first two and avoid the second cause im michael shumachering through that turn lol

and yes those are made in china tires... ... :/
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