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A Poetry on Wheels - My Linea MJD

Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by ramjn, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. edurgesh

    edurgesh Novizio

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    Ramesh, it's really sad to see that much damage just by hitting a speed breaker. :eek:
    Instead of speed breaker, probably we should call them vehicle breaker.
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  2. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Pure bad luck I say, But wasn't there any board marking speed breakers in advance Ramesh? Usually I see this atleast in the TN Highways but need to be cautious going forward. Can't that Plastic thing be stuck using some industry grade adhesive?
  3. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Further to the damage happened on my car (running over a speed breaker), I visited Murugan's workshop to take his opinion. He inspected and advised to replace the headlamp as there are 2 cuts in it. Also, he noticed that the radiator has slightly moved out of place too. He suggested to think about going insurance route as well.

    Today, I visited TAFE and Tensingh inspected my car and he also suggested to replace the headlamp. The bumper will be heated to correct the shape and has to be repainted as well. They readily had the claim form for SBI General and we decided to go insurance route. Tensingh estimated 2 days to complete the work and they offered me pick-up on Monday. :)

    My car at the ramp at TAFE
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    The two cuts
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    The place where my car got the hit
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  4. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    My drive at Papanasam. Was shot before the impact to my car.

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  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    My car was picked by TAFE from my home today. After an hour I also got call from SBI General Insurance on my application for claim. They said they will inspect my car today. TAFE is taking care of this process. :)
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Strange, with a speed breaker hit, so much damage can happen.
    Hope it will be in your hand soon.
  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes. It happened many times for me but don't know what's different in this hit. They have promised to deliver the car in 2 days.
  8. Crazy Fiatian

    Crazy Fiatian Amatore

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    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    Really sad Ramesh, I could feel the pain.

    Tell me one thing, if you were using post 2012 suspension with 185mm GC, do you think still it could take the hit? If yes, no other go. If no, why don't you go with post 2012 suspension, and yeah, we need to compromise on ride and handling (not too much I guess) but considering all these pain/hassles I think it's worth to go for it, just my thoughts.
  9. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    ^^ I still couldn't able to believe that the speed breaker caused me this much of damage. I have encountered this scenario many times and never faced any issue even with the 161mm GC. I am really not sure if I could have averted the damage if the GC was 185mm.

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    Shot yesterday at ECR.

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  10. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

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    Really sad to see your Lovely car getting major damage by just a speed breaker.
    Hope she's back soon with you to cover more happy miles:p
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