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Old 02-10-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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SVT Focus - RIP

Coming home at about midnight, I was racing a turbo'ed eclipse down a road about a quarter mile from my house. Surprisingly we were pulling neck and neck against eachother, my car actually out pulling it in the top end.

We approached a curve in the road where he took an inside lane and I was on the outer, closet to the center island. He started to lose his back end and started drifting into my lane. To avoid a collision at high speeds, I hit my breaks.....hard. The force of the curve and the force of the brakes applying to my FWD focus were a bad combination.

The braking caused me to shoot to the left, hitting the island. Instantly upon impact my car car flipped, took out about a 10" diameter tree, flipped a second time, took out a concrete rebar fence and landed on its wheels on the side of an embankment. Yeah, it was that insane.

Luckily, my Recaro seats had the side airbags that basically held me from getting hurt. The front airbags didn't even go off. Only injuries were cuts on my hand from glass. All i can say is these cars are DAMN SAFE.

After long fighting with insurance I ended up actually getting a decent settlement. I went car shopping for a couple of weeks and ended up going a more economic choice with a Sliver 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V for 9k out the door. Not as nice as my SVT but it really is a fun car to drive. Having more torque then horses is muuuuuch different . After a few mod's this baby will be pretty quick. Here's a pic:



Anyways, I thought i'd let you all know there was 1 less Competion Orange SVT out there.... I'm selling some left-over parts I have from upgrades i did in the past. These include: Stock SVT Intake, Stock Shifter, Stock Throttle body, and my old CAT. PM me if you need any of these or just keep a look out in the classified forums.

Farewell fellow focus members, it's been fun but time to move on...be carefull with yo shit, racing isn't always worth the outcome.

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Old 02-10-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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Coming home at about midnight, I was racing a turbo'ed eclipse down a road about a quarter mile from my house. Surprisingly we were pulling neck and neck against eachother, my car actually out pulling it in the top end.

We approached a curve in the road where he took an inside lane and I was on the outer, closet to the center island. He started to lose his back end and started drifting into my lane. To avoid a collision at high speeds, I hit my breaks.....hard. The force of the curve and the force of the brakes applying to my FWD focus were a bad combination.

The braking caused me to shoot to the left, hitting the island. Instantly upon impact my car car flipped, took out about a 10" diameter tree, flipped a second time, took out a concrete rebar fence and landed on its wheels on the side of an embankment. Yeah, it was that insane.

Luckily, my Recaro seats had the side airbags that basically held me from getting hurt. The front airbags didn't even go off. Only injuries were cuts on my hand from glass. All i can say is these cars are DAMN SAFE.

After long fighting with insurance I ended up actually getting a decent settlement. I went car shopping for a couple of weeks and ended up going a more economic choice with a Sliver 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V for 9k out the door. Not as nice as my SVT but it really is a fun car to drive. Having more torque then horses is muuuuuch different . After a few mod's this baby will be pretty quick. Here's a pic:



Anyways, I thought i'd let you all know there was 1 less Competion Orange SVT out there.... I'm selling some left-over parts I have from upgrades i did in the past. These include: Stock SVT Intake, Stock Shifter, Stock Throttle body, and my old CAT. PM me if you need any of these or just keep a look out in the classified forums.

Farewell fellow focus members, it's been fun but time to move on...be carefull with yo shit, racing isn't always worth the outcome.

-Jeff (BomKron)
Glad your OK. Nissan is a good pick.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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Be careful with the new car, no racing with Eclipses !!
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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I'm glad you are all right, but I really hope this has opened your eyes to how stupid you were acting that night. Keep it on the track. The outcome could have been MUCH worse.

Lets hope you keep the Sentra on the road.

I'm not trying to be nasty, so don't hate on me. But I am FIERCLY against street racing, and this situation has just proved my point once again.

But seriously, glad you are ok.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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damn the orange ones are dropping fast. makes mine more rare. glad you are ok though. "street is still neat"
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:03 PM   #6
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Might I suggest some driving lessons/performance driving school too since it seems you didn't know proper accident avoidance techniques. Why you braked in a turn, I have no idea. Well, why you raced up to that point without letting off, I have no idea.

It's good to hear you're okay and that you got lucky on this, but try and be smarter this time around. There aren't many second chances in life with things like that.
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So you participated in an illegal street race and wrecked your car, yet insurance cut you a check?
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:08 PM   #8
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a lot of mods and a fast car is probably just what you need about now
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Lucky indeed.
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thats a nice car! i test drove a spec-v the other day. and i am impressed. i just dont like 4door cars. the burnt orange color are killer on those cars! they have optional rockford fosgate stereos. and not too mention all the Nismo crap you can get. again. i am very impressed with this car, and i drive an SVT.
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