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Just My Luck #75811 Dec 30, 11:27pm Dec 30, 11:27pm
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Just My Luck
So I was driving down a road today when I see there's a big accident up ahead at the intersection. Everyone was getting into my lane and this guy wants to get in infront of me. Okay, I let him in but the guy behind him bags ahead everyone and cuts infront of someone. While I was witnessing this, I realize the car infront of me step on his brakes pretty hard. Well...with little time to react, I stomp on my brakes too. Too bad...I rear ended him. Luckily, because of the accident up ahead at the intersection, I wasn't going very fast maybe 5-10 MPH or 10-15KPH. The turn-out wasn't bad at all, just little scratches on my front bumper and on his rear bumper. Nothing a good hard polish and buffing won't take out. He gets my License Plate and name and I even threw in my phone number and told him if anything needs to be repaired, call me, don't go through insurance. The guy chuckles and says, "Yea, other wise our insurance will sky rocket!" So I chuckle back, say good bye, and we're off again in less than 5 minutes after the accident.

I guess I should be thankful that this wasn't any worse, but nevertheless, I'm still frustrated about it. Well, I guess the body kit will have to wait until I find out what's going on with this. Just a minor rant, thanks for reading!

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75812 Dec 30, 11:29pm Dec 30, 11:29pm
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good luck!!!

accidents suck

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75813 Dec 30, 11:30pm Dec 30, 11:30pm
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Damn man...

Time to upgrade your brake pads spineyes spineyes


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Re: Just My Luck [Re: DiabloGTS] #75814 Dec 30, 11:31pm Dec 30, 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Damn man...
Time to upgrade your brake pads spineyes spineyes

Yea, I swear if I had 4 disc brakes I would have stopped in time but no, I had to have drums in the rear. My brake pads are fine, it's a 2003 Celica afterall, not even a year old yet...o well

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75815 Dec 31, 3:47am Dec 31, 3:47am
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its all good. imagine someone hit you from the back hard. atleast this one wasnt a big shock/surprise as you were going slow. ive seen so many bad accidents.
1. civc 97 crashed and totalled
2. camry 98 hit by a cop.
3. my friends 03 accord coupe hitting/flipping all over the freeway infront of my eyes, it looked like a frickin stunt. thank god he and the passenger survived. no seatbelts, and driver airbag didnt open! no injuries, you had to see the car. btw it was 3 days old

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75816 Dec 31, 4:34am Dec 31, 4:34am
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Originally Posted by shox
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Damn man...
Time to upgrade your brake pads spineyes spineyes

Yea, I swear if I had 4 disc brakes I would have stopped in time but no, I had to have drums in the rear. My brake pads are fine, it's a 2003 Celica afterall, not even a year old yet...o well


yeah, a gts does have an advantage there. i have an '00 and my brake pads are still in good condition.

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75817 Dec 31, 9:36am Dec 31, 9:36am
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That suckz!! I hate accidentz!!


I dated this blind girl once... Her name was .::. ...:. ::.:
Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75818 Dec 31, 1:42pm Dec 31, 1:42pm
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Can I guess which one of Calgary's bullshit roads was the site of this accident? Sorry dude, that sucks...thank got it wasn't any worse though.

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75819 Dec 31, 2:01pm Dec 31, 2:01pm
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...at least it wasnt worse, but damm, things like that get on my nerves


was....5speed with i/h/e
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is....04 srt4 stock
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Re: Just My Luck [Re: Stephen] #75820 Dec 31, 4:44pm Dec 31, 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Can I guess which one of Calgary's bullshit roads was the site of this accident? Sorry dude, that sucks...thank got it wasn't any worse though.

53ST and John Laurie man, that intersection there has been a death trap ever since those teenagers died there. 3 accidents on that intersection just yesterday, 1 serious, 1 was me, and another one like mine.

Re: Just My Luck [Re: DiabloGTS] #75821 Dec 31, 4:45pm Dec 31, 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Damn man...

Time to upgrade your brake pads spineyes spineyes

if your under warrenty they should do it for free

Re: Just My Luck [Re: LinkTallica] #75822 Dec 31, 5:00pm Dec 31, 5:00pm
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Originally Posted by LinkTallica
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Damn man...

Time to upgrade your brake pads spineyes spineyes

if your under warrenty they should do it for free


no. brake pads are not covered under warranty because they performed just the way they were made to. (they naturally wear out)

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75823 Dec 31, 8:36pm Dec 31, 8:36pm
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that sucks bro


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Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75824 Dec 31, 11:53pm Dec 31, 11:53pm
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That intersection is a f'n gong show...just like most roads in the city. People blaze by me on the road everyday but I just drive the limit and pump the phat beats in my ride, i don't ever rush, cause like you saw, the slower you're going when you hit someone, the less damage it causes. Poor Celica though! You're baby has had it pretty rough.

Re: Just My Luck [Re: Stephen] #75825 Jan 1, 2:57am Jan 1, 2:57am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
That intersection is a f'n gong show...just like most roads in the city. People blaze by me on the road everyday but I just drive the limit and pump the phat beats in my ride, i don't ever rush, cause like you saw, the slower you're going when you hit someone, the less damage it causes. Poor Celica though! You're baby has had it pretty rough.

Yea, it's been a rough ride with my ride...hopefully things will pick up in the new year thumbsup

Re: Just My Luck [Re: shox] #75826 Jan 1, 10:30am Jan 1, 10:30am
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I meant upgrade to a pad with a higher coefficient of friction. thumbsup


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To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.
Re: Just My Luck [Re: DiabloGTS] #75827 Jan 1, 6:32pm Jan 1, 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I meant upgrade to a pad with a higher coefficient of friction. thumbsup

Well, I'm sure the pads are fine, if I want to change the pads I would rather change the entire set up to a bigger disk etc. For now, it's good thumbsup

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