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broke my rear shock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by freeskier865, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    freeskier865

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    driving down the road the other day after a bad rain storm and on of the man whole cover was not on and water spiting out off the man whole and back tire fell in and broke my rear shock right in half

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  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    SKINUM

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    a lot!
    Holy shit..........did u hit the hole with any speed? Did the front miss the manhole. I'd be contacting the city about this.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    freeskier865

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    yea i was going maybe 25 and i have been trying to get a hold of the state cause is a state road
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    got_titan

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    Holy sh!t, this happened to me once and I broke a strut and a shock and bent two rims. The city finally got there insurance involved cause out was over 2,000 in damage. Good luck !
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    I have extra shocks you want them for 25 bucks each!!!!
     
  6. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    billyjoe

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    In 1981, when I was 21, I was driving down a residential street to pickup a co-worker in the morning. I saw what looked like a thin puddle of water on the street. It had rained before I left so I assumed this was just a low spot on the road and I proceeded through it at about 25mph.

    The next thing I remember was lying face down across the front bench seat, I looked "up" and saw the windshield was smashed and covered with blood (mine), and two "county utility" men were pounding on the driver's-side window trying to wake me up.

    It was then I noticed the car was not level. The rear of the car was angled sharply up in the air. I sat up, unlocked the door, and the two men pulled me out of the car. That's when I saw that the entire front half of my car was submerged!

    Apparently, a water main had burst overnight and washed away all the soil under the street, causing the asphalt to eventually collapse as well - then filled to street level appearing as a harmless puddle.

    Long story short (I know, too late) I had to fight long & hard with the county before settling for what was still less than the car was worth - not to mention my injuries and lost time at work.

    Bottom line: All levels of government are faceless machines with no accountability, morals or principles - be prepared to be stone-walled and don't give up!
     
  7. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    Wow, Thats crazy!!!!!!
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    good to know i have been calling and calling still have not heard from them
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    glade to hear u are ok to
     
  10. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    Wow man, it's hard to believe that a manhole could do that much damage.

    Do you think it was the water coming out of the hole, the cover, or just the hole itself that broke it?

    Because I went wheeling with my first gen once and at 25ish mph ran into a head sized rock on my drivers side rear that shifted the crap out of my leaf springs and sheared the spring's centering pin and left the axle like this:
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    But it didn't do anything to the shocks, and they were shitty Pro-comps.

    I reset the springs and are still driving on them to this day.

    Sucks that your shocks got so screwed up.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    there was water spitting out of the man hole? Why did you drive over it?
     
  12. Aug 24, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    there was water coiming out and i thought i was far enfough over but the back tire got it and fell in to the man whole... it was going around a turn to
     
  13. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    Time for some 5100s.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    dam bro that sucks...you could have been seriously injured and worse yet a totaled truck...

    that's just screaming out law suit against the county for not properly securing the man hole...even though we all know those lids are heavy as hell...

    dam...i hope the county paid for you injuries and loss of work...
     
  16. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Is it the pic or does that rear weld near the muffler look split?......


    [​IMG]
     
  17. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    My uncle ran over a uneven part of a street and it messed up his car pretty bad, his steeing along with some other stuff. Contacted the city they fixed his car. I was suprised they didn't even go to court or anything.
     
  18. Aug 24, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    I didn't get any response myself (just alot of finger pointing) until I finally sent a letter from an attorney - he did it for free and said often just his letter-head gets their attention - he was right! ;)
     
  19. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    i think it is just the pic i looked under there today befor having it towed to the dealer we will see what the dealer say but no word from the state yet
     
  20. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    x2 on the story and that didn't seem like a manhole it sounded like a swimming pool
     
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