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Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by doublespaces, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    So I'm not sure how many of you have been in accidents and lived to tell about them, but I thought it would be interesting to see and hear the tale.

    Here is my 2007 E90 335i right after I parted it out and was going to sell it in 2010. I was drifting through an intersection and hit the light rail tracks. DSC was off and my car fish tailed a couple times and hit the curb sideways, tipping it over. For those in arizona, this is 19th ave and camelback heading northbound, kind of. Anyone who has been in the area, I'm the reason there was a utility box which went un-repaired for a year :(

    Came out with only side airbag impact to the head, and hurt pride.

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
  2. Pepper135i

    Pepper135i Lurker

    More interested in seeing the cars afterwards .. glad you were okay.
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Sergeant

    I'm guessing all of us ;)
  4. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Yes I meant it mutually exclusive with the alternative being unable to post here lol.

    But if any dead people want to share their story, I don't discriminate
  5. brecken

    brecken Specialist

    I hydroplaned into a guardrail with my e46 m3, replaced it with my 335i.
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  6. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Ah, that is too bad about the M3... At least you're safe, what was done to the M3?
  7. Davidwarren

    Davidwarren Specialist

    This one was because my brake caliper overheated and seized:

    This one was damn near a wreck:
  8. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Damn! Gotta get that big brake kit! Good to see people at the real track though
  9. ATL-IS-N54

    ATL-IS-N54 Sergeant

    E46 tboned by some teens that ran a stop sign and sped to try and make the light I was turning at

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  10. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    insurance 'cover' you?
  11. Davidwarren

    Davidwarren Specialist

    brake ducting fixed it.

    I blocked the driver side stock duct with an oil cooler (this was the first iteration- ), and the whole damn driver side brake was a total loss. Burned through a set of HT10s, bent the pad backing seized and bent the piston, killed the rotor... It was a long drive home from Putnam Park back to Louisville.

    Haven't had a brake issue since ducting them. Run PFC-08 pads with SS lines and solid bushings.
  12. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Ah so a belly pan duct works?
  13. Davidwarren

    Davidwarren Specialist

    it does. at speed, under the front ends up being a high-pressure zone. Air dams and lips that are actual aero work to prevent that. But the pressure is there to direct to the brakes. In fact, I guess it would have an aero effect too! quarter pound of downforce!
  14. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Very nice, I intend to put an ATF cooler on the driver side and I wouldn't want any suspect brakes.
  15. ATL-IS-N54

    ATL-IS-N54 Sergeant

    Yeah, luckily I had/have full coverage on all my vehicles, as I couldn't prove the kids were speeding or had run a stop sign, as I was so shaken and more concerned with people's well being,
    I did not take witness reports, altho looking back I should've, and the kid knew he messed up... You could tell by how he was acting... Apologetic and asking if he should "call his insurance", and I said, "well the police are going to look at this as a failure to yield on my part so I'll call my insurance..." Like I said looking back I had witnesses, but it was middle of rush hour and I was too shaken and concerned with the parties involved that did not take any... All 4 kids in the jeep Cherokee that hit me were acting super sketch tho, they knew that had fd up... One clear indication, and I still have yet to go to court for this and will bring it up, is that even with schreaching on the brakes for a solid two seconds, and still making a massive impact pretty clearly proves they were speeding at a very minimum
  16. AzNdevil

    AzNdevil Corporal

    spirited drive, ran out of brakes, ran out of talent, went off a small cliff
    rear end got wedged between trees and stopped the car falling further

    got out with no injury at all

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  17. flexbrah

    flexbrah Lurker

    You're a lucky man! Crazy that there were no injuries