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Old 11-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #29
my_beautious_ZX3
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Originally Posted by zx5fanatic View Post
So I had to drive about 50mph on a 70mph highway while trying to make it to a concert on time.
Okay, but is Justin Bieber really worth an accident??

Anyway, here's my fishtail story: as some of you might recall, I had my rear suspension rebuilt a few months ago. Couldn't get an alignment until a few days later, during which time I had the pleasure of driving with rear toe way over a degree on newish Eagle GT's. After a light rain a few blocks from home, I took an EASY corner on good pavement at about 25mph...and wiped out. Did a 180 on a busy 4-lane road and only by the grace of God did not get clobbered (although, I did manage to stop traffic and everyone stared at me). I've done my share of deliberate 180's in FWD & RWD cars (dry, rain, snow, ice), but this one just felt wrong - a complete and total lack of control. It was probably the only 180 I've ever done where I yelled "WTF?!".
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