Guess how much this cost me...

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go on take a guess.

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    No?

    Fucker cost me £120 (around $230!!!)

    I tried to go around some debris on the A406 today, but obviously I hit something. Went straight into the rear passenger tyre causing a flat. So I've had to fork out for a 2 new tyres (one on the opposite side to keep the wheel wear constant) which came up to £120. Bastard.

    Luckily the screw had two washers, one metal and one rubber, which luckily created a seal around the puncture, otherwise I might had had a blowout at 50mph on a busy road...
     
  2. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    Aww I didn't get a chance to guess..
     
  3. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    I was gonna guess around 75 bucks cuz that really is a sexy self tapping screw.....
     
  4. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    It was kinda a hypothetical question ;) 

    It'd be even sexier if I didn't find it embedded in my tyre. :(  Its not even a screw, its got a nut on the end so you need a socket set to turn it.
     
  5. Vector Sigma

    Vector Sigma <b><i><font color=FFFF00>Crazy Colon Burner!!!!</b Veteran

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    *BAD TASTE ALERT*

    Prehaps ironically my answer was going to be 'an arm and a leg', which prehaps had it blown the tire it would have been...
     
  6. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I was going to say "your soul".
     
  7. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Ok so really the tires cost you $230, but look on the bright side: the screw was free.
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I've had those days. Thankfuly it was the work truck. Driving on a site, somehow a 2X4 with nails was under mud, pointy nail side up. We managed to get both driver's side tires in one pass.
     
  9. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    That was histerical!



    Sorry man! I need a set of tires and i will need ta drop $700 big ones! i hate cars!
     
  10. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    They are best when they are free.......:dj 
     
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    I've got kevlar in my tires, except the walls.

    The first thing people want to do when I tell them that is to shoot my tires.
     
  12. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Ouch I feel your pain. I once had a crazy nutjob neighbor who like to put nails in the road. Blew out a Pirelli at 65mph. Cost me $210.
     
  13. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    I was guessing one of those individually wrapped pickles.
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Never pass up a good free screw.
     
  15. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    Wasn't 'Storm Trooper with Rusty Bolt' a Target exclusive?
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    thats hardcore.
     
  17. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    I've got a kevlar grill plate. ON MY TEETH.

    Gangsta, beyotch.
     
  18. Greyryder

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    One of our cars seems to be prone to getting things like that stuck in the tires. We made sure to get road hazzard insurance (or warantee, or whatever it's called) when we had to have the first one replaced.
     
  19. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Did you mean "rhetorical"?
     
  20. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    No, I meant hypothetical, in that it wasn't a real question. I asked it but then I gave the answer straight away.

    I spoke to a friend and guess what he said? He said you could probably have just got it repaired, which would have cost me maybe what? £25? Uh oh... Now I need to find justifications (to sooth my angry mind) as to why I needed to change both tyres...

    a) I've done 25000 miles on them... the tread depth 'may' not be very deep. Notice the 'may'. I haven't actually gone to verify my tread depth knowing full well if the tyres are decent (which in all honesty, they probably are) that point goes out the window.

    b) Tyre repairs aren't as good as new tyres... my friend however says that they are, as long as the repairs don't overlap or anything its all good...

    Hiding my head in the sand is good right now, because it's saving me owning up to the fact that I 'may' have wasted a lot of cash... :drunk 
     

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