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Old 04-10-2015, 01:27 AM   #1
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Had a little incident today

I was cruising around 650 pm. The time of day where the sun makes the roadway not 100 percent visible.

I happen to run over an object! I immediately pulled over, my front right tire showed 21 psi, then 1 as I came to a stop.

I had a flat front right tire, and my splitter has about a foot size piece broken off, and the front valence pulled off a bit from the front end.

I called a friend to come pick me up to go get my other car, then I went to get my stock front tire. He drove me by where I hit the object.

It happened to be a vise, like a big metal vise from a shop, just lying there in the road!

The hole is in my sidewall, the tire has 765 miles on it.


But I couldn't be more thankful!

My brand new mr28 wheel was unharmed, its just a hole in the sidewall, I can replace the tire, I can fix the fender myself, and the splitter was just the 140 dollar ebay special slp splitter.

Im thankful it was close to home where I could easily have a friend pick me up and put the old tire on.

Im thankful I was on a road I could easily pull off and not cause more harm to myself or other traffic.

Could have been a lot worse fellas.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:56 AM   #2
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I bet that would have broken the control arm off a lesser car! Did you at least keep the vise? Three guesses where It came from...
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:01 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear about the damage to your car, but yeah, it could have been worse. It sounds like you had a good contingency plan in place - "for just such an emergency."
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:06 AM   #4
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that sucks. hope you kept the vise though. If its anything like the one in the picture above they are nice to have.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:28 AM   #5
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WOW I wish I had your kind of attitude, if it were me I would be pissed off!!!!
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:54 AM   #6
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I hope ya brought the vise home with ya, might be worth more than the damage to the car, good ones are expensive.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:52 AM   #7
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Accidents happen! It could be worse. As long as no one gets hurt, a vehicle is only a piece of metal. I am glad you are safe and sound. Regards
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:56 AM   #8
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:58 AM   #9
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Man.. that really stinks. But you handled it well and we're lucky in a few regards. I am not sure I could have handled it that well. Post some before and after shots so we can see it.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:00 AM   #10
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Check under the car also for any paint damage, you don't want anything scraped through to bare metal and start rusting. But from your description it may not have hit anything under the car, just to be safe I would put it on a lift and check it out.
I hit an entire wheel and tire assembly on the interstate one early morning while it was still dark. Just over the top of a hill I hit it dead center in my 66 Corvair. It launched me up over it and broke the front air dam and tore loose the gas gauge wire but that was all it did.

Glad you are ok and hope you get your car fixed soon.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:04 AM   #11
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Glad you're okay... cars can be replaced, parts even easier.

Had my lower deflector (rubber piece underneath the front end) sliced clean off a few weeks ago due to road debri. Sounded rough underneath and it was dark so I didn't see it coming. I consider myself lucky also.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:08 AM   #12
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Send it for DNA testing and sue the dumba$$. Jk

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Old 04-10-2015, 08:13 AM   #13
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WOW I wish I had your kind of attitude, if it were me I would be pissed off!!!!
Pretty much this ^^^

OP, you have a great perspective / attitude. Props to you good Sir.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #14
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You took it well. I'd be pissed if that happened to me. Hope everything gets fixed soon if it's not already.
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Should have kept the vise! That was a free vice!
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:56 AM   #16
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Should have kept the vise! That was a free vice!
Maybe he is trying to live his life without vices........
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:11 AM   #17
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:17 AM   #18
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Accidents happen! It could be worse. As long as no one gets hurt, a vehicle is only a piece of metal. I am glad you are safe and sound. Regards
What he said.
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Maybe he is trying to live his life without vices........
Walking the strait and narrow path. I can respect that.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #20
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Could have been way worse! You couldn't have been going too fast at only 650rpm.
Could have been on a motorcycle!

Glad its not too bad and YES, very good attitude about OP.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:43 PM   #21
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Thank you all for the kind words.


The vice was missing half of it!

The tire is being replaced as we speak for 28$

I couldn't be happier.

A part of the plastic wheel liner ripped a little so I just tore it off, fortunately where it tore is covered underneath as well so I don't really lose anything but mentally knowing a piece of it is missing.

I already removed the splitter, I'll post a pic in a little bit.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:51 PM   #22
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Could have been way worse! You couldn't have been going too fast at only 650rpm.
Could have been on a motorcycle!

Glad its not too bad and YES, very good attitude about OP.
650 was the time my friend. Not the rpms!

I just mentioned the time, to give reference to visibility, at that time of day this time of year, visibility isn't that great on the road.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:14 PM   #23
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650 was the time my friend. Not the rpms!

I just mentioned the time, to give reference to visibility, at that time of day this time of year, visibility isn't that great on the road.
Yeah, because we are saving daylight so we don't have to burn candles after sunset. Instead we burn them in the morning.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:28 PM   #24
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Before


Splitter chunk missing


THE CULPRIT!!!



Fender pulled apart


Car now without splitter and the tire has been replaced.

See not any damage really. I just have to remove the fender bolt, put it back and put the bolt back.

All good.
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:46 PM   #25
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Just want to say, you've got a really beautiful car. You've done a great job with it. I'm glad your incident wasn't worse.
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