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Old 2nd July 2008, 10:25   #886
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This is an accident I saw last week during my travel to Chennai in the GQ. This was like 10KMs from hosur towards Krishnagiri.

Look at the Rear wheel, the whole assembly is broken and "standing" on the road. (Towards the right most in the 1st pic)
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Old 2nd July 2008, 10:58   #887
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I hope that there were survivors in the Omni crash.

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This one is a bad crash, the rear axle is out of the chassis and the front axle and wheels are facing different directions ! IMO, the driver went into divider thinking that the cut in divider is there but it wasn't and so this happened.

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Old 2nd July 2008, 12:10   #888
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This happened in front of Omaxe Plaza, on Sohna Road
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Yeah, those rear tyres sure are pretty bald, whereas the front aint too bad.

Heres a very interesting post regarding this : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...tml#post766056 (ARTICLE: Choosing The Right Set Of Tyres for your Car) (see the video in the link)

Also, i wonder if the alto driver was rubbernecking - or he just got scared / tried to avoid the esteem that was somersaulting onto his side of the road!

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thanks rehan, sorry but i am not able to find any video link. could you kinldy copy the link itself here?
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Old 2nd July 2008, 13:27   #890
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thanks rehan, sorry but i am not able to find any video link. could you kinldy copy the link itself here?
In Xehaust's post that i have linked to above, there is another link. If you follow that link and then scroll down to the bottom of the page there will be a box saying "Install two new tires on the rear axle" with a link to the short video.

Heres the direct link (scroll down): How to Buy: Tire Care & Buying Guide: Michelin Tires

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Old 2nd July 2008, 14:41   #891
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This new Indica crashed on The Express highway while going to Pune. All three people died. It jumped the divider and went head-on under a one of those trucks carrying a container.
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Old 2nd July 2008, 15:32   #892
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The indica crash is a nasty one. Must be doing very high speed.
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Holy Moly it just crumpled and may the souls RIP. Hitting high speeds on the expressways with stock wheels and tyres will definitely result in casualties.
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Old 2nd July 2008, 17:42   #894
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Should show this to all the Hotel pick up vehicles like Indica, Indigo, Marina, etc. They just floor the pedal and dont even care how the condition of the wheels and tyres are.

I have personally been scared while in one of these which i opted for from Mumbai airport to pune. Had no faster choice that day but decided not to use them again.
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Bad scene for Indicas on the Expressway; I have seen a tyre burst of a Indica on the Mumbai - Pune Expressway 4 years ago and there too all 3 occupants passed away.

The cement roads do cause a lot of Tyre Burst is what i guess, Here too the front tubes seem to have bursted.

May be the experts on TBHP can comment on the same.
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Many people do not inflate tires to proper pressure and then rip on expressways. Moreover indica taxi's are base models fitted with 120-130kmph rated tires, so at 110kmph the tires are at the limit of their performance.
Add underinflation to that, you have a good chance of a high speed tire burst.

Also concrete has less grip in rainy weather, so the same turn which was earlier possible at 120, is not a 80kmph turn, people don't realize that and overshoot and crash.
Add to that the absense of anti dive collision bar in most older trucks, even slow speed crashes are fatal with the cars going under the truck.
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how do the indicas jump. i thought they were heavy cars. plus im guessing there must be no median in the center right ?
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Some photos taken on NH17.
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News from Sify.com


crucial bridge linking a famous Sikh shrine at Manikaran in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh collapsed on Saturday morning, snapping the road link to the shrine.
The bailey bridge collapsed after a container truck tried to cross it despite the warning that the bridge could not take such a heavy load, police said.
Score of people were stuck as the truck was poised precariously atop the collapsed bridge till Saturday evening.
Manikaran is known for its hot springs of water with high sulphur concentration.

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is this the actual pic?
cause i am not able to recognise the truck,it doesnt look like volvo

which truck is it? i mean what make?
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Had taken this picture quite sometime back at the ford service station.
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