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Old 02-26-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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I want to cry!!! Poor Michelle!!!

So today after a great job interview I'm driving home and this curvy street. And I'm kind of excited, so I'm doing probably 50 in a 25 (I know, I know.. Dumb kids driving so fast!!!) and I guess I let my right foot take over and all of a sudden, I'm losing the rear of the car, spinning out, and heading straight for the curb. So I brace myself and........BAMMMM!!! While everything was going in slow motion in my mind, I guess, I saw the driver's side lift up pretty high and I thought I was done for. Luckily the car did not roll over. THANK GOD!!! Then I noticed the rear end was in a ditch. I immediately get out of the car and run to the passenger's side. Immediately I see both my rims are bent. The front one had literally a huge crack in it and I see its pushed way up. After I assed some of the damage. I found that my sway bar end link was broken, strut bent, half shaft boot completely ripped and half shaft hanging out. Literally broke off part of my brake rotor, my brake caliper was ripped off from the bracket and brake pads completely shattered. At this point I almost started to cry but didn't because apparently men aren't supposed to. After about 3 hours of trying to get her out of the ditch, I finally got her home. Now I'm trying to find out how much everything is going to cost me, since I would rather fix it all myself then put an insurance claim in. Worst part is, I'm completely broke. Here's a few cell phone pics, I thought I'd post up.
P.S. I still received a ticket for failure to control, luckily the officer gave me a break on the speeding part.



http://s670.photobucket.com/albums/v...t=IMG00524.jpg a few more pics here.

And that's after I put on my spare tire. The rim's complete trash now.


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Wow. I am so sorry this happened. That really really sucks bad.
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Jack up the car and look where the front subframe meets the firewall/ unibody. If the subframe is visibly bent, or the unibody is visibly pushed back, you'll want to get that straightened out in a body shop. Sorry to hear about this.
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I know, I seriously regret it. I just Thank God, that there were no other cars even remotely close to me. But now I'm thinking since my lower control arm broke, I could do some nice after market mods to the suspension and buy some nice rims. I seriously considering the CFM tubular control arms. LOL!! Maybe its a blessing in disguise.
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Jack up the car and look where the front subframe meets the firewall/ unibody. If the subframe is visibly bent, or the unibody is visibly pushed back, you'll want to get that straightened out in a body shop. Sorry to hear about this.
From what I saw, the subframe was actually ok. It looks like the actual rim took the whole impact. If I do find that the subfram is bent or anything like that, then I'll definitely have my insurance company get involved.
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dude that really sux...sorry..but on the bright side it is better than a bicyclist eating your back window
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Wow, that sounds pretty bad. Then you'd have to deal with a possible lawsuit. And those are never good.
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I have those same rims although the car is totaled.
(before the wreck)
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Wow, that sounds pretty bad. Then you'd have to deal with a possible lawsuit. And those are never good.
not when they hit you while you are parked
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ahh, that sucks, sorry about that, you can have a man hug if you want.... and that guy over there can help you with it.
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