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I hate my car, no wait life

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by asmallsol, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Well I think I have had the worst luck ever the past few days with my car. My spring break started friday, drove home from college yesterday, 550 miles. There was no one on the road and in the UP I moved 80-85 the entire time (55 mph country roads) and about 80 on the freeways. 540 miles done, and I get on to the last stretch, and this dumb bitch merges into my lane cuts me off, and we make contact. Thankfully years of GT4 experience kept me from spinning. At first she just keeps on driving. I follow her and continue to flash her so I can get her info. Finally she pulls over and I get it. I only have PLPD so it really doesn't help me too much but what ever. Damage really only consists of some rubber and paint marks and a few scratches all to my driver's side front fender. Oh well, life goes on

    ...Fast forward 22 hours.

    First nice day of the year here so i decided to go out on my road bike. I just bought new wheels last week for it so I was super stoked. Well I'm on my way out of the city to my normal biking road (you have to drive to get there) and I have to make a u turn. Well I do one, and then all of a sudden, halfway through the turn I hear a pop, front end moves down 6 inches, and I hear a grinding sound. I was barely moving so I basically just stopped. Ball Joint snapped :( I go to use my phone, battery is dead. I am just wearing my biking tights and a jersey. Basically caught with my pants off. Luckily some guy on a bike was riding by right when it happened and stopped. He offered his phone. Well, I really only know 3 numbers, my own, my house, and my dad's who's number is one digit difference then mine. Call him, he picks it up. I tell him the situation, how I am in the middle of traffic (on a busy road) and I don't have my wallet on me which has my ID and AAA card. Finally he gets there, and he walks to the car right when the cop shows up, and he tells the cop that he was driving so that way they don't ask for my license.

    The same fender gets even more fucked up, tire got cut, and it snapped the axle in half.

    Just one more reason why I hate my car. I a want car that just works. I am actually kinda thinking a honda insight.

    And just a random quick pick of my new wheels. I took this with my iBook so the quality sucks. They are Shimano Dura-ace WH7700's. Light and look bad ass, plus I have read a ton of great reviews from them. Got them for 280 shipped from ebay, never used.

    http://www.fa-technik.adfc.de/Hersteller/Shimano/I/WH-7700.jpg
     

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  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    so... your axle broke? ive broken axles, ive never had the front end drop on me. what else broke :(
     
  3. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    opps, no, the lower ball joint went, and because of that, it snapped the axle (just seperated the CV shaft)
     
  4. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :doh:

    It can only get better from here, so don't worry. Sweet wheels, by the way. I was just out for a while on the mountain bike with street tires... I need a road bike!
     
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    so what happened? you popped the lower ball joint and ripped the out part of the axle out of the boot? or you actually sheered the axle?

    edit: damn i'm slow
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    sorry bro, but wil still has you beat 100 fold. keep your head up :)
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    Could have been like when I came back from MTU Thanksgiving break. About 1.5 hours north of Lansing (home) I crushed a deer going 80 down 127. Airbag went off, smelled like shit/chemicals, damn thing didn't even hit my face. By-by 97 Accord, hello 96 escort.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I snapped my rear axle on my bike dropping boulders recently.
     
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    i'd say you were lucky it didn't pop while you were cruising at 80mph
     
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    jdm_slut That JDM girl

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    insights = gheyyyy
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yeah, 80mph ball joint failure is pretty violent. major suspension components usually get ripped clean off, or out of the unibody. So you didnt do too bad there. Fender was crap anyway, right?..
    So, take that insurance money, buy a new tire, ball joint, and keep an eye out for a color matching used fender on ebay. Pocket a couple of hundred bucks.

    Anyway, Wil does have you beat 100 fold. Go read his thread, your life will seem 100% better, Instantly.

    Sorry wil.
     
  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    insight = fun comfortable car with decent handling that gets retarded MPG
    if there was brakes and suspension upgrades available for them i would have gotten another one after i crashed mine
    i miss that car :(
     
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    are they fun?
    i kinda dig the look and the mpg
    unfortunately they're way too new for me, lol
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yes its a fun car to drive
    around town it has more than enough to get out of its own way
    ive done a big ass write up on it a few times
    hold on let me find one
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    E, How big is their trunk? Do you think you could shoehorn a road bike in the back if you take off the front wheel (I actually posted this question on a big biking forum, still awaiting an answer from them)
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    not easily.

    the trunk is tiny and odd shapped..... but it is pretty deep. i bet with both wheels off it would fit though. but the handelbars would need to go in first (as its not deep towards the rear of the car)
     
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    NEVER ... never let your insurance company read this forum.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i never tried but i think it could
    you might have to slide the passenger seat forward a bit
    i really think it would
     
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