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      01-23-2012 09:57 AM #1


      This happened on the way to a Wrong Fitment Crew meet yesterday. You can check out my coverage of the event at http://v2lab.com/theory/?p=6035, but this video is great either way.
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      01-23-2012 10:00 AM #2
      What the hell!

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      01-23-2012 10:03 AM #3
      Blindspot or did Z driver lose control while driving straight.....?
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      01-23-2012 10:03 AM #4
      comments say that the black Z's tires were bald and to the wires?
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      01-23-2012 10:06 AM #5
      Both idiots are lucky.

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      01-23-2012 10:07 AM #6
      I viewed the video in full res about 10 times and something flashes by the driver side front or rear tire on the Z just a second before it jerks left.

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      01-23-2012 10:08 AM #7
      Street race gone wrong. You heard them get on it then wipe out
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      01-23-2012 10:09 AM #8
      So, their wheels & tires fit wrong, and then fail at speed.

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      01-23-2012 10:26 AM #9
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      01-23-2012 10:33 AM #10
      oops.

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      01-23-2012 10:40 AM #13
      Looking at the event pics...that would be a great place to unleash a monster truck.
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      01-23-2012 10:42 AM #14
      And the camera car barely slows down...
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      01-23-2012 10:47 AM #15
      What the hell?! Something had to have broken in the steering.
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      01-23-2012 10:47 AM #16
      So much win!

    17. 01-23-2012 10:47 AM #17
      WTF, where are the barriers between the two directions?

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      01-23-2012 11:00 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by StringTheory View Post
      WTF, where are the barriers between the two directions?
      There are tons ot freeway miles without barriers.
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      01-23-2012 11:17 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by StringTheory View Post
      WTF, where are the barriers between the two directions?
      I see video proof that the ditch works just as well.
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      What if my idea is to go faster around a track than your idea?

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    20. 01-23-2012 11:19 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      comments say that the black Z's tires were bald and to the wires?
      Might well have been.

      I find it especially weird in this case NOT to hear any of the requisite cussing from the camera car driver. Maybe they're a mute, but do mutes ever go to car shows?
      call it potatography

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      01-23-2012 11:32 AM #21
      there has to be a cause there, either a suspension or tire failure seems most likely. doesn't look like they were racing...just cruising.

      both drivers were very lucky there.
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      01-23-2012 11:37 AM #22
      Just enforces my rule to stay away from Z drivers.
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      01-23-2012 11:37 AM #23
      thats one way to win a race.

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      01-23-2012 11:59 AM #24
      I am shocked, shocked, that a car with the wrong wheel fitment, wrong tire fitment and wrong suspension geometry lost control and crashed. Good thing I joined the Proper Fitment Crew.

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      01-23-2012 12:15 PM #25
      looking at the video I think something broke on the right side of his car(steering related). By the time he hits the other car the left wheel is turned to the right, like he is trying to correct the car and the right wheel looks very wobbly when the camera car passes.



      I am not a hellaflush fan but why are we blaming this on improper tire/wheel fitment right away.....because TCl=retard with a popsicle stick?

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      01-23-2012 12:19 PM #26
      you can also hear at 5 seconds a pop. Wonder what that was

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      01-23-2012 12:19 PM #27
      Listen again, you can hear the guy on the right downshift, floor it then let off to shift to the next gear.
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      01-23-2012 12:21 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      By the time he hits the other car the left wheel is turned to the right, like he is trying to correct the car and the right wheel looks very wobbly when the camera car passes.

      You can see which ways the wheels are pointed in that video?
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      01-23-2012 12:24 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by GordonBombay View Post
      thats one way to win a race.

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      Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile; winning's winning.

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      01-23-2012 12:28 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by StringTheory View Post
      WTF, where are the barriers between the two directions?
      watch in HD there is a barrier and the silver car NAILED it

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      01-23-2012 12:34 PM #31
      Nice tires:

      Quote Originally Posted by Captain 'Murica! View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
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      01-23-2012 12:35 PM #33
      Well at least the guy in the black Z won.

      Quote Originally Posted by StringTheory View Post
      WTF, where are the barriers between the two directions?
      Know how I know you live in the city and never leave?

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      01-23-2012 12:35 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Bias_Ply View Post
      You can see which ways the wheels are pointed in that video?
      yes, watch it in higher quality and make the video bigger. When he swerves left, his left front wheel is pointing to the right relative to the car, suggesting that he is trying to correct, also it looks like the front moves and not the back slipping out which also point to a steering related cause and less so towards bald tires.

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      01-23-2012 12:36 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      yes, watch it in higher quality and make the video bigger. When he swerves left, his left front wheel is pointing to the right relative to the car, suggesting that he is trying to correct, also it looks like the front moves and not the back slipping out which also point to a steering related cause and less so towards bald tires.
      So how do you suppose the black 350Z continued on to the event as shown in the above picture?

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