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Close encounters! #246880 Aug 11, 10:29pm Aug 11, 10:29pm
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Yeah well i was driving down to my friends house and i was going around a turn going about 60 and still increasing and then its like i got the speed wiggles!! You know.. like if your on a skateboard and goin down a hill too fast you start wiggling till you biff it. So anyways i started to lose control of the car and almost hit the big ass curb with the cement walls!! Luckily i got control right before but after that i was shaking sooooo bad. I had to pull over for a second to calm myself down ahah

Anyone else have some close calls lately??

Re: Close encounters! [Re: SinCity] #246881 Aug 11, 10:30pm Aug 11, 10:30pm
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whoa glad to hear ur ok dude


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Re: Close encounters! [Re: dman] #246882 Aug 11, 10:40pm Aug 11, 10:40pm
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speed wiggles? - gladly I've never had those...

Re: Close encounters! [Re: Sultan] #246883 Aug 11, 11:07pm Aug 11, 11:07pm
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I think the term is "speed wabble" & cars aren't supposed to get those. Maybe at about 400MPH on stock bearings?

Re: Close encounters! [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #246884 Aug 11, 11:16pm Aug 11, 11:16pm
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i'd be checking all of your wheel nuts eek

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Re: Close encounters! [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #246885 Aug 11, 11:20pm Aug 11, 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
I think the term is "speed wabble" & cars aren't supposed to get those. Maybe at about 400MPH on stock bearings?


wiggle.. wabble same difference lol but yeah i guess i used the wrong term then.. ill put it this way i was flying around a curved road and lost control of the damn car and started going from one side of the road to other hah it was just some scary shit wabbled or wiggled!

Re: Close encounters! [Re: OzzyZR] #246886 Aug 11, 11:21pm Aug 11, 11:21pm
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wow, that sucks. glad you made it through! smile

Re: Close encounters! [Re: wannaBblueCelica] #246887 Aug 11, 11:28pm Aug 11, 11:28pm

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how the hell did you get a speed wobble? hehe i remember those skateboarding days speed wobbles rofl

Re: Close encounters! #246888 Aug 11, 11:33pm Aug 11, 11:33pm
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Your right!! The term is "speed wobble" not wabble! Haulin was wrrrrroonngg

Re: Close encounters! [Re: SinCity] #246889 Aug 12, 1:07am Aug 12, 1:07am
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thumbsup thumbsdown spineyes

Re: Close encounters! [Re: Virgilson] #246890 Aug 12, 1:41am Aug 12, 1:41am
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that happened to my friends s2000. he was going on ramp 40+ mph. the on ramp is a hardcore turn that a normal car barely can make it 20mph. the car swirved right hardcore, he got control and oversteered and swirved left. the good news is that the on ramp had 2 lanes, the left was carpool, he barely made it not hitting the curb and the car turned 180 degrees. it was so weird cz then a few seconds later a car passed by us while we were stopped at the other lane facing the wrong direction. car didnt start for about 10 secs cz of the hardcore movements, gas moved on the other side of the pump, took a while for the fuel pump to suck the gas back.
conclusion: he had tire armoralls on(dealer putted it) and he lost the grip off his tires for messing around with it to much.
to prevent any thing like this from happening, listen to ur tires, when they start squealing, ease up on gas and dont oversteer, cz if you do ull lose control

Re: Close encounters! [Re: Virgilson] #246891 Aug 12, 1:46am Aug 12, 1:46am
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man...I am glad you are still alive...please be careful. It would not have been pretty if you hit that wall. Try not to gas it too much in turns...maybe pulling out but not going in. Did you gas it really hard or was it a sharp turn b/c perhaps you induced too much oversteer breaking the traction of your rear wheels. Also do check your tread on your tires...maybe it's kind of worn. Best thing is to slow down if you don't know what your car can do.


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Re: Close encounters! [Re: stefanoc] #246892 Aug 12, 1:48am Aug 12, 1:48am
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^^^ S2000's are notorious for oversteer in the hands of less-than-professional drivers. That's part of the reason they changed the suspension setup for 04. There were LARGE numbers of people driving the 03 and earlier cars into ditches. rofl


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Re: Close encounters! [Re: RevMonster] #246893 Aug 12, 2:35am Aug 12, 2:35am
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I believe the term you're looking for is "fish-tailed".


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Re: Close encounters! [Re: XxMerlinxX] #246894 Aug 12, 6:41am Aug 12, 6:41am
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you were only about a few seconds before you lose your celica...

Re: Close encounters! [Re: ragingpaseo] #246895 Aug 12, 1:18pm Aug 12, 1:18pm
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^^ Yeah that woulda sucked bad!!
And QTR i think your right.. i was already flying and then i just kept on the gas around the curve.. not the best idea eh??

Re: Close encounters! [Re: SinCity] #246896 Aug 12, 6:04pm Aug 12, 6:04pm
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My boss has a very tricked out S2000 (2000 model year) he's got mad mods...was on an outting up to Petoskey michigan (from Pittsburgh). On the way home he hydroplaned hit the wall with front right corner, spun bounced rear corner. Did 12,000 damage. 1000 was replacing two Volk gunmetal 19's. The dude behind him said when he hit where the water was laying the whole assend of the S2K lifted up. He didn't get hurt, but he won't be getting his S back until mid-september. Goes to show how easy things can happen!!

Re: Close encounters! [Re: grcelica] #246897 Aug 12, 6:25pm Aug 12, 6:25pm
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damn dude you could of died, calm down with that shit, ur lucky ur okay, and no i have never came close to that, because i belive i have a lil more comon sence then, hitting a turn at 60mph, but its ur car, you wanna do shit like that, go ahead, glad ur okay do.

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