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Old 06-06-2019, 08:47 PM
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Why I can't have low-profile tires

I live in Chicago and here we have a few potholes. CHICAGO potholes. We do not fool around.


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Old 06-07-2019, 09:21 AM
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hahaha..thats a serious pothole! Same issue up here in Toronto bone jarring on a daily basis...I went to slightly taller sidewalls made a world of difference, would have been nice to stay low profile but just not worth it..if feel like its one of the reason ppl have gone to CUVs/crossovers cause roads are so much more crappy than they used to be..you basically need to an suv to deal with urban terrain
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:04 PM
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I hear you! People in places like California are so lucky to live in a place where freeze / thaw cycling doesn't crater the roads!
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:37 AM
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I hear you! People in places like California are so lucky to live in a place where freeze / thaw cycling doesn't crater the roads!
Just because some of California doesn't have freeze/thaw cycles doesn't mean we don't have horrible roads. You obviously haven't driven stretches of US101 between San Jose and Berkeley
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:00 AM
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Well, I used to live in the City (in the Mission) and drove 101 a lot, and also down to Santa Clara on 101 to 880 and so on quite often, even down to Santa Cruz on 17; and I was over to Berkeley and Oakland a lot too. Those roads were WAY better than we have here in Chicago.

I also lived in Orange County for quite a while, and the roads in Southern California ( the 5, the 10, 57, 91, etc around Brea where I worked ) were also far better than those in Chicago.

Yes, in California I found parts where the pavement is rough, pitted, cracked, worn. But I never encountered the 12 to 24 inch deep 36-inch diameter potholes like we have here on the surface streets. The freeways here in Chicago are usually passable - on the expressways they quickly fill new potholes with taxpayer dollars - but Chicago's city streets have lots of holes that can grab your wheel and snap it off.

Have a look at this =>
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:07 AM
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To the OP, just wait... starting next month there's a new 19˘/gal fuel tax increase. Chicago gets to add another 3˘/gal, and Lake/Will co up to 8˘/gal. Same for Dupage, Kane and Mchenry co's. Roads will be fixed in no time................

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and I thought the 1" potholes around me were annoying.
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