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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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OUCH! It can happen this quickly!

This could have been much worse if the truck driver had not been paying attention.

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Damn and he got some of our stuff on her too. Oh my, looks as if he had a little wiggle before crossed over. So sad!
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Norm, need to talk to you about the light bar. Been so busy during the day just never can get the time to call. PM me the cost and quesstimated time of delivery. I want it more for safety than anything, but damn it looks good.
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I don't understand how something like this happens unless you are driving with the ESP completely off.
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I don't understand how something like this happens unless you are driving with the ESP completely off.
Seeing that I don't have ESP, that doesn't leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. However, I only have the 2.4 engine so hopefully it's not enough power to get away from me.

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Seeing that I don't have ESP, that doesn't leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. However, I only have the 2.4 engine so hopefully it's not enough power to get away from me.
I forgot that the 2.4 cars didn't have the system. It's been some years since I've owned a car without it, it would be hard to imagine going back. Probably one of the single greatest safety features available on modern cars...

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Yeah I wonder how this could happen... A V8 conversion that got way from him? Strange.
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Damn and he got some of our stuff on her too. Oh my, looks as if he had a little wiggle before crossed over. So sad!
I noticed that too Norm, both the side skirts and the wiggle. Almost looks like there may have been a rut on the edge of the on ramp and he crossed over the white line to the right, hooked the rut, pulled it out hard while the right side tires were in dirt or at least very dusty asphalt (You can see a little cloud of dust shoot up when he goes to the right then quickly to the left) and just lost it.

I also zoomed in on those last couple of frames and the car looks like it started life as a 2.4 (can't see the brake vent in the lower vent of the torn off bumper and the driver's side headlight looks like it is silver...very hard to be sure). Now later 2.4s DID have traction control but 2007s didn't. (Neither of my 2007s had/have it.) Bad tires plus hitting a rut or getting the tires on one side of the car in the dirt and over-reacting can lead to this in a 2.4 easily.


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Bad tires plus hitting a rut or getting the tires on one side of the car in the dirt and over-reacting can lead to this in a 2.4 easily.
There is also a driver experience factor involved. There are many drivers out there that have almost NO experience in rear wheel drive automobiles, and they will react in exactly the wrong way when the rear end looses traction, so I have been told.

NA 2.4 or turbo 2.0, the only difference is how fast you are going when you hit the wall.



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ESC (Electronic Stability Control) or Stabilitrak:

Sky: Redline: Standard all years
Sky: Base: Not Available 2007, standard in 2008/9

Sol: GXP: Standard all years
Sol: Base: Not Available 2006/7, optional 2008, standard 2009.



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It looks like for some reason he took a quick right then a hard left countermove an over-correction maybe. Maybe he thought he saw something in the road and served to avoid it, reached for something in the passenger seat.

Whatever happened it sucks for him or her.

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Just wondering, Robo.....did the SKY have a passenger, and if so, did the airbag go off? Does anyone know who it was and could possibly find out about the airbag?
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My guess: He was looking over his shoulder to find an entry point in the traffic and drifted to the right got off the road and tried to correct quickly and lost it.
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Makes me not even want to drive for a little while. It can happen that fast....I feel for him/her.

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Another one bites the dust. Could be totaled and that is a shame. Another owner sh*tting bricks with what's left after this. Lucky the truck stopped in time, could have been way worse, for the owner and the truck driver.

I think the owner was just bit confused at to the closing speed of the truck. Hit the gas pedal, boosted at the wrong time, skid some on wet surface, touched the painted lines, over corrected, and snapped the rear loose. Concrete is unforgiving in this case. Unless something snapped in the steering/suspension, wheel hub, or a kingpin/tie rod jerked the wheel from his hands, at speed caused this?

The car is done, the owner is alive, no air bags deployed, and the permagrin is gone for now. That's the good news, if you can call that... good news. The bad news... lucky the truck drive was paying attention to the 25 sec. rule, what's in front of your face, that you can react to safely. The owner could have taken a real hit, and been run over completely by the truck. Ruining your day, by trashing your Kappa is one thing. Have the pastor read over your headstone is another matter we all would like to put off, as long as possible.

Repairable? Totaled? Parts car available? Insurance and their premiums for another owner, that has seen his/her car meet concrete and survive the encounter. You can run into concrete only so many times, before concrete will win out. Another example of how tough this little car of ours is. Sad to see it happen, but your alive to drive another day.

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