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my baby is gone!! :( someone hold me

i was driving down the freeway on the far inside lane with friends just talkin

then my right rear tire blew from the inside, i fishtailed to the right, tried to correct it but hydroplaned, and slammed into the divider and i must have done a 360 cuz the rear bumper got damaged and the right front tire looks like it got rubbed up a bit

pretty much a miracle i didn't get hit by passer-bys

looking at it from a distance it looks like a bad fender bender, but local collision specialist and insurance inspector said that it will most likely be totalled

*tear*

car offered rediculous protection though, slammed into the divider goin about 65-70 and i just got some scrapes on my arms from holding the steering wheel and the passenger just got some scrapes on his neck, only injuries were from the air bags

oh yeah... this happened on my birthday!

oh woe is me
 

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aww man.. im so sorry about that.. glad nothing big happened to u and ur friend.. hope u can get ur tibby back or atleast a new one! lol
 

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here's the tire... blew from the inside and looks like someone took it to a can-opener or something, never seen anything like it before



and here's the front end... doesn't look too bad but the hood, front bumber, rear bumber, left front fender, left headlights and foglights, need to be replaced and somehow the windshield got cracked real bad on the outside (maybe a pebble or something?)

 

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yeah, had either of my friends gotten hurt sueing would have been the first thing on my mind lookin at that tire
 

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What kind of tire and how many miles on the tire before it blew?
 

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no clue, bought it used... i think its yokohama, car has 45k not sure about tire itself
 

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How was the thread...bald?

how many miles did you put on them?
 

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do i smell an evo or sti on the horizon?
 

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sucks to hear, but glad to know everyone was ok.
 

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I recognize that damage ........it's called a heat separation, If your tire is under inflated it gets the sidewalls really hot then starts to deteriorate and blows out . It's the real reason why it's so important to check the air in the tires at least once a month, sorry to see that happen to ya bud that really sucks :3_sadley:
 

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Damn that sucks dude. Buy another tib they hold up really well in accidents.
 

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it wasn't underinflated i had just got done checking the tires and was actually on my way to quicktrip to inflate the front right tire a little more hehe. the rear had been underinflated about a week before but it fixed it soon after i noticed it, it may have made the tire weak or something though i guess... the rear tires had about 70-75% tread left

i honestly have no idea wut could have happened( other than the underinflation), the insurance guy and collision specialist said they only see something like that around once a year... enough so that it isn't surprising but not enough to know the cause behind it

i'm looking at another tibby because it did protect the passengers so well but i hate that it usually doesn't live after one crash (having love then lost)... right now the decision is between another tibby and an rx7
 

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RX77777777777777777777

thats my dream car....get an FD3S.....

but yeah.....its gonna be a pain to maintain them......if ur looking for maintenance and reliability/safety.....the tib is the number 1 choice
 

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Sorry to hear that man, but at least the tib gave you a birthday you'll never forget! . . . and since i'm a post whore, my 03 GT is for sale if you're interested, only 35k on it, and it's never blown a tire!!
 

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Vidfinnx said:
do i smell an evo or sti on the horizon?
Off of the insurance money he would get from the Tiburon being totaled? :3_headsha

Yeah maybe he could if he had another 20k to 25K on top of what his insurance will give him to afford a new EVO or STI, each being a 35K car.

Was your car full coverage, and if so, any word? What year was your tib? Even new, rule of thumb is you lose several thousand in resale value the moment you drive it off of the lot.

I am sorry to hear about your accident. :3_sadley: At least everyone is okay; that is what is most important. Good luck! :3_coool:
 

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Hope you had GAP coverage
 
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