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Old 08-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Has just witnessed 1st hand why you need a good set of summer performance tires thank you kuhmo you suck rain!

Northbound and heading home on 95 from south beach after a nice ride on my bike it started to rain out......now bear in mind this is on freshly paved black asphalt which we all know is slick as a button when it gets wet....anyway following behind this white acura teg in the fast lane of a 5 lane hwy some MORON in a gold toyota camry decides to spin out and come straight for the acura....Now bear in mind I'm about 2 maybe 2 and half car lengths behind the acura when I see this happen...theres a blue like 2000ish ford taurus behind me about less then 2 car lengths behind riding my ass, so anyway here this ding bat comes across three lanes from the center lane take out the front of the acura bear in mind this is all happening in slow motion to me so I think I downshift to 4th and get on the brakes hard I look in my rearview mirror and I see the taurus start to lock up so I left off and gun it to get out of his way. The reason why I say I think is because it all happened so fast I was relying on my driver training I mean the whole thing was a blur. Any way so I pull over on the far left shoulder cause remember we are in the fast lane and there he goes taking off on us one of the witnesses took off after the idiot in the gold camry and managed to get his tag but I dont see how he managed to drive off I didnt see the damage to the other car I did see the damage to the acura thought, The driver of the acura thanked me for hanging around. Had I not had my new kuhmo's on I probably would'nt have been able to stop, I think it was 50% driver skill and 50% car I'm so proud of my little focus the way it handled it! I would have been soooo pissed had the taurus hit my bike! LOL AND HERE IS THE WHITE ACURA TEG


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I had a similar scenario. Long story short. Lady in front came to a fast hault to turn left, no blinker, lady behind first lady locked up, buddy infront of me in a 96 GMC truck locked up, I was on his ass but reacted quickly and cut left. My Kumhos im on now, Esta AST, helped me moved around his truck into safety... I also think my Coilovers had par to play also. Buddy behind me almost rear ended my buddies truck tho. He's also in a foci with Goodyear GTs..
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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I'm friggen amazed at these cars LOL
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i had a similar experience on i95 here in PA. i was ab;e to avoid an accident and also avoid the flying debris from the accident. it was like autocross on 95. lol.
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I have had an experience like that but I am on crappy Triangle Chinese tires, haha. With no ABS night I add.
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i had a similar experience on i95 here in PA. i was ab;e to avoid an accident and also avoid the flying debris from the accident. it was like autocross on 95. lol.

Oh boy, I bet you had a hell of Adrenalin going on when this happen.
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you got lucky, how dicey are these cars to handle with no abs?
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Oh boy, I bet you had a hell of Adrenalin going on when this happen.
it was nuts. quite a rush. lol. seemed like a movie stunt. lol.
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Same kind of thing for me, but I was using the stock tires...and wasn't able to stop fast enough. Two cars in front of me slammed on the brakes, and the SUV in front of me ended up slamming into the original brake-slammer. This meant the SUV went from 30 to 0 instantly (we WERE all going about 75 originally). It was at that point that I realized I couldn't stop as fast as the SUV did without hitting it, so I had to swerve off the road. Luckily for me, I missed everything. It was the first time I had ever stalled out my car (because let me tell you, I was all on the brake and not a single thought about getting the clutch in). So much adrenaline that I barely remember leaving the scene of the accident. Yeesh.
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Im pretty sure that my fswerks upper stress bar helped out big time with my incident
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