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Old 05-08-2001, 05:10 PM   #1
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Post A little incident....


Well i've discovered that a combination of dumb driving + rainy roads + crappy Potenza RE92 stock tires can lead to a little disaster. No cars were involved thankfully, just me and a guardrail on a 90 deg bend....
http://www.northarc.com/~edkwon/pics/crash/

slid from the inside lane to the outside lane

two weeks in the shop *ouch* =(

Feel free to laugh at me btw cuz i deserve it =D

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Old 05-08-2001, 05:13 PM   #2
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wow dude, that sux sorry to see that..good luck with the insurance.
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Old 05-08-2001, 05:16 PM   #3
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regardless of your over exeberance I do feel bad for you.

Just remember it could have been worse. There could not have been any guardrails....

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edited for content, after reading it, it seemed a little strong and condesending. I did not mena it that way, I was only using your words.

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Old 05-08-2001, 05:16 PM   #4
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Ouch! Did you get hurt at all? At least the rail was there, body damage is much much better than rolling your car down an enbankment.

Hey - it looks like they brought a 2-wheel tow truck there. Did you send it away and make em bring a flatbed?


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Old 05-08-2001, 05:38 PM   #5
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Sounds like you already feel bad enough, you don't need us calling you stupid. Isn't it true that experience is the best teacher?
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Old 05-08-2001, 06:11 PM   #6
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At least you got a flatbed
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Old 05-08-2001, 06:41 PM   #7
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What you'll learn from that experience is priceless. Don't feel dumb, we all make mistakes, but only some of us learn from them.
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Old 05-08-2001, 06:48 PM   #8
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Have a Nice Day?

it's happened to a lot of us... at one time or another....

*it could have been worse
*learn from this!!!
*be thankful that the guardrail was there!

hope your car is up an running at 100% soon!

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Old 05-08-2001, 08:10 PM   #9
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Thanks guys! Yeah very observant, at first it was a two wheel tow truck that tried to tow the car cause the flatbed wasn't available for a while, but after going about 10 mph and the center diff heating up, we stopped that and called in the flatbed to take it the rest of the way. Luckily i wasn't hurt and there weren't any other cars/people involved. I think i'll be okay with the insurance, everyone seemed pretty cool. =)

It's gonna be sad not having my car for a couple weeks tho. Guess i'll have to get used to taking the bus to work for a week and eat my just desserts =D

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Old 05-08-2001, 08:15 PM   #10
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Ed,
Hey don't feel bad, I had my car for less than 3 months and stuffed it into a 8ft. high snowbank. I thought I was so cool when I drove right past the chainup area this past March. To make things worse, when I arrived at the resort parking lot...I noticed a very nice 2.5RS that was smart enough to put chains on for the freshly snowed on road that morning. hmmmm ABS=awfully bad slide.
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Old 05-08-2001, 08:15 PM   #11
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Ed,
Hey don't feel bad, I had my car for less than 3 months and stuffed it into a 8ft. high snowbank. I thought I was so cool when I drove right past the chainup area this past March. To make things worse, when I arrived at the resort parking lot...I noticed a very nice 2.5RS that was smart enough to put chains on for the freshly snowed on road that morning. hmmmm ABS=awfully bad slide.
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Old 05-09-2001, 07:01 AM   #12
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Hey, Ed, there are easier ways of adding negative camber to your wheels Seriously, though, glad nobody was hurt, the car will be fine, and you learned a lesson.
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The lesson I learned from my above little mishap is, don't try to squeeze past a Suburban to get to the left turn lane, even if you are running late for work Luckily, no damage to the Suburban (duh), and not enough on mine to make a claim on insurance. Too bad I only had 2200 mi. on it when I did it. Oh, well, as long as we learned our lessons.

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Old 05-09-2001, 07:06 AM   #13
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damn any damage to the front right suspension? sorry to see the RS in a dented way like that
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Old 05-09-2001, 07:25 AM   #14
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sorry to hear of the incident, but now its the perfect time to get those 22b fenders for sale in the classified section
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Old 05-09-2001, 07:37 AM   #15
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Ohhh... yeah, I can feel that pain. I've definitely been there... if you want to feel better, just go to the member section and view my pics...

curvy road + dog + tree = OUCH!!

Hope the down time in minimal and the insurance doesn't get you too bad!
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Old 05-09-2001, 08:16 AM   #16
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C'mon Ed...you know the roads in indy are like ice when they're wet...

An my RE92's when I was living down there I could do the most wicked drifts when it rained.

Glad to hear you're all right...and you had so many mods planned too...

catch ya soon on IM....

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Old 05-09-2001, 09:08 AM   #17
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Bratmantlz: yeah the R front control arm is definitely bent, i think the R strut is ok, but i dunno for sure. The R front wheel is bent outta alignment with the L front wheel, i hope the axle isn't toally f'ed up either. Plus the camber on the R rear wheel is alittle messed up too, should be sticking out a lil but is straight up and down.

Steve: yeah i know, this accident actually happened in Lafayette, and thats where my car is now, hehe.

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Old 05-09-2001, 08:25 PM   #18
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Mine looked similar after I rolled it off the side of the road down a small embankment and landed on my side with my bottom on some trees. I drove it back onto the road, Took off the front two tire and got them fixed, threw them back on and in less than 2 hours I was back on the road. I drove 35 mile back home with a caved in roof, shatted windshield, no rear view mirrors, and an alignment out of hell. Even with over $12k in damages (car was totaled) I got home in one piece with only small shards of glass in my hands. A very good and costly learning experence.
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Old 05-10-2001, 12:09 AM   #19
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Hey Ed, if you need my help here in Lafayette, let me know.

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Old 05-10-2001, 12:26 AM   #20
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BTW, Loki. There are now attachments for regular tow trucks that put the rear wheels on what I guess I will call automobile skateboards so that they can tow AWD vehicles just fine. The convenience of a flatbed w/o the gargantuan size of one.

My brother's car (A4 Quattro) was picked up by one of those when he t-boned some chicks who (had stolen a guy's car and) ran a red light in front of him.
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Old 05-10-2001, 12:33 AM   #21
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Hey man dont feel bad i did the exact smae thing , road was alittle wet and i was on an exit ramp ... just started driffting to the outside...for a second i thought i caught it...but then i over corrected and did a complete 360 and wacked the front of my old rs into a jersey barrier
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Old 05-10-2001, 12:50 AM   #22
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Man, that must dig you right into the heart. I've never had anything like that before. I usually only go crazy on the track. I am sure your car will be just good as new!
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