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robare99
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robare99 Oct 18, 2:37am - #302368 

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Alberta, Canada
Got in a small accident. (not to worry)

Started snowing like hell and I thought about putting on my stock tires but didn't bother since I didn't think the snow would last. Went up to see my wife at her school. We left and were going to go out for dinner. She went one way to the restaurant and I went the other. Coming down a big hill, I was crawling since the snow was bad and it was icy. Like literally CRAWLING.

My Kumho712's might stick to pavement like glue but ice is a different story. I hit the brakes gently and started sliding. The hill was steeper & stepeer so I started picking up speed (while sliding)

Picture this hill. 2 lanes 1 lane of traffic in either direction. A paved walking trail right beside the road, with a small probably 5" X 5" X 5" curb or median following the road separating the road from the path, on the uphill direction side.

I slide and as I do I try to steer for the ditch on my side but it ends up sliding diagonally and spinning so I was up hill.

Bang the front passenger tire jumped the curb (I'm facing uphill by this point) while my rear tire swings around and hits the curb but doesn't jump it.

I held the wheel really lightly as I was about to impact because another time when this happened to a buddy & I it spun unbelievebly fast when it hit. The steering wheel didn't really spin now that I think about it and I was fine.

I had visions of a trashed TRD bumper & sideskirt plus 2 fcuked rims & tires. Front bumper is fine, Sideskirts were amazingly fine, front rim seems fine, no curb rash but there is a good 6" scrape on the rear rim. No problem I'll just buy another one to replace it. The tire seems fine on it though.

I'm sure I"m going to need an alignment and now I have to get my winter beater (with 3 slow leaking flats) up & running tonight. I'll post a couple pics later, I think our digital camera is at my wife's school, but there's not much to see except for the one rim.

Damn. frown Oh well I'm fine, the car really is fine so I'm not too worried about it. No point claiming on insurance since the deductable will be more than the rim.
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RaptorGTS
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RaptorGTS Oct 18, 2:40am - #302369 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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eeki'd crap in my pants
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Stephen
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Stephen Oct 18, 2:59am - #302370 
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Dude...i know exactly how you feel. I saw the snow coming yesterday and I tucked away the Celi in exchange for my old Dodge Neon. There's only about 3 inches here now...hopefully no more. frown
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Zero Oct 18, 3:49am - #302371 

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dang, eek glad you're okay.

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
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SmutasticGT
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SmutasticGT Oct 18, 3:52am - #302372 

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eek eek eek yah i wouldv definetly crapped my pants
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celiwhite
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celiwhite Oct 18, 4:04am - #302373 
2000 Super White Toyota Celica
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eek crazy..good thing you guys are okay en the celi thumbsup thank goodness i'm in cali..no snow thumbsup
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Oct 18, 4:11am - #302374 

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South Carolina
damn snow already huh.. seems like summer still almost.. its gettin kinda chilly here lately though. glad ur cars ok thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 18, 11:42am - #302375 
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Yah, been there; it was either the curb or hit a car. Don't forget to get an alignment while your at it.
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CelicaRacer05 Oct 18, 12:53pm - #302376 

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Englewood, CO
lets see the beater...
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Lucid99
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Lucid99 Oct 18, 10:30pm - #302377 

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Lucky, lucky man. Glad you're alright thumbsup

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robare99
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robare99 Oct 18, 11:29pm - #302378 

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Alberta, Canada
Hehe pics to follow. Of the damage and my pimpin 88 4WD camry beater. Complete with Kazuma exhaust. (Well acutally the old exhaust has rusted right through so it's not getting to the muffler. LOL sounds like a rally car!) I was more worried about another car sliding into me as they crawled past and then tried to turn around. That would have just been some icing on the cake grin
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eddie_725 Oct 19, 1:24am - #302379 
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Miami, Fl
Glad ypur Okay

Snow sucks I dont know anything about snow but i know ice is slippary and thats all you need to know.

i never knew camrys were AWD eek

"if pimpin' is dead then I'm bring it back
mata fact it never died so I take that back" -Lil Wayne-
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eddie_725
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eddie_725 Oct 19, 1:25am - #302380 
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Miami, Fl
Glad your Okay

Snow sucks I dont know anything about snow but i know ice is slippary and thats all you need to know.

i never knew camrys were AWD eek

"if pimpin' is dead then I'm bring it back
mata fact it never died so I take that back" -Lil Wayne-
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