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I remember the story... (archive)

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Posted by Pras on June 15, 2000 at 10:35:00:

In Reply to: Here Is A Story For you... posted by Adam Blue M3 on June 15, 2000 at 10:24:14:

Good to hear you're getting the car back finally. I've been ultra careful with mine knowing what my backs looked like - but this recent rain really did it for me. I brought the back end around a few times when I didn't want to - and the thing scrambles for traction every time I touch the throttle.

I agree - when it's time, it's time...


: 99 Estoril Blue M3 coupe with Dinan CAI, Supersprint. About a month ago I was traveling back to my house from my office in very heavy rain (with my bald as hell Pilot Sports). As I was in the very end of a clover leaf to enter a perpendicular highway (traveling at approximately 35mph) the rear end kicked out hard, I tried to counter steer but there was absolutely no response. Once I lost traction it was like I was on an ice rink! 35 mph might not seem like much. Try it while doing 360’s on a two lane high way. I spun around twice before jumping a 10” curb on a bridge and hitting the side rail with my driver side front quarter panel. I then spun around 180 degrees more hitting the curb (but not jumping it this time) with the rear passenger side rim, cambering it in quite a bit. The car has been in the shop for about a month, and is due for release next week. The good news is the frame damage was very minimal due to a quite ingenious brace that connect two brackets (they look like shock towers facing forward on either side on the radiator). This bracket took most of the hit. (Might have to coat my new one in chrome… even though you will never see it) Total tire reimbursement for 3 flat tires 10% for the front 0% for the rear. Total damage $8200.00, including 4 new rims… the only cool part. (the other ones were chipped a bit)

: Morel of the story… I don’t care if you are broke, busy, or think you are a pro driver. Get new tires!

: I am supposed to finally get my car back today, i bought a V1 with concealed display and a Larger O2 sensor as present for the car (There not for me... There for the car)

: The question I have for you guys is this… I just bought a set of four Bridgestone Potenza S-02 Pole positions from tire rack. I originally had the Michelin Pilot Sports on my 99 m3 coupe. Is there anyone else out there who has made this switch? What am I to expect?

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