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Old 07-03-2011, 04:55 AM   #11
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Re: I Was Injured By A Road

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This is the 'Before' video, taken June 13, 2011 of me going over 'the bump'
Don't come to New England. You won't survive. I've never seen a road that smooth.

Here's a typical New England road after repairs, with image stabilization:
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That one was a series of small bumps and holes (and bad patches) but there's no shortage of big ones too.

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I COMPLAINED. THEY FIXED THE ROAD!
Now, how about that.
That's pretty awesome, actually.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #12
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Re: I Was Injured By A Road

I'm supposing the reason is snow and ice and maybe snow plows? The concrete highway to Tahoe was worn down to the base rock, and was like driving on cobblestone, because of the winter abuse of snow, salt, chains and years of it.
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Re: I Was Injured By A Road

Yup. Water gets into cracks, seeps in, or is absorbed, then when it freezes it expands. If the ice merely deforms but does not actually break the pavement then the snowplow will come along and tear it up. Combined with some really awful budgets, our roads get nasty. That might be part of why I like plush suspension so much.

If all that was combined with tire chains it'd be even worse, but I don't think I've seen a chained tire on New England roads in 20 years. Everybody just drives on all-season tires...not even winter tires, let alone studs or chains.
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Re: I Was Injured By A Road

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Would not even notice those bumps
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Re: I Was Injured By A Road

If I could quiet all the rattles, replace bushings/shocks/springs, and maybe stiffen the frame, I'd never feel bumps in my Buick. It's decent as is but those are areas I could improve.
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