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My daily is now totaled #5132596
06/12/19 07:41 PM
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Sarasota, FL
MrWideTires Offline OP
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Bye bye Honda!

It was honestly a great car, but it bored me so I’m not even mad, just happy to be alive.

I complained about those goodyears since the day I got the car new (I hate goodyears with a passion).. absolutely zero traction. Touched a bit of standing water and that’s all it took, zero control, 70mph sideways into a tree. Airbags blown, B pillar pushed in, everything scratched, wires ripped out, it’s definitely totaled.

My built STI will have daily duty for now! So it will make some interesting UOAs.
The goal is to find an old 2002/03 wrx hatch to restore and daily (don’t want payments ever again). Also from now on.. my driveway will be Subaru only and no more Goodyear tires ever.

The accident:
https://youtu.be/7Qo1bkSPZbg

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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132600
06/12/19 07:43 PM
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
It drove ITSELF into the swamp! - Jack Klompus


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132609
06/12/19 07:49 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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Excessive speed for conditions and equipment.


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132613
06/12/19 07:52 PM
06/12/19 07:52 PM
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New Jersey
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RainX?
Bit too fast, maybe?
I'd delete your video.


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132614
06/12/19 07:56 PM
06/12/19 07:56 PM
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New England
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Apparently you drove too fast for conditions and your recovery skills. So glad you are not hurt.

Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132615
06/12/19 07:56 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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Got to blame something so why not the tires?


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132620
06/12/19 08:04 PM
06/12/19 08:04 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Yep, you were running it a little too hard! Guessing those weren't GY Aquatreds or Tripletreds, right?? You're lucky to not have been seriously hurt.


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132621
06/12/19 08:05 PM
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USA
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Hey MrWideTires, I saw your cross post on VWVortex link here

Cross post ILikeWaffles

Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132624
06/12/19 08:07 PM
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If you knew the tires were bad, you should have swapped them out a long time ago. I did the same on a car I bought. Hated the tires because they had no traction. That seems to be the thing with factory tires, low rolling resistance for better gas mileage so they can goose up their CAFE numbers but who cares about stopping or handling.

Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: AC1DD] #5132626
06/12/19 08:08 PM
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Sarasota, FL
MrWideTires Offline OP
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Originally Posted by AC1DD
Hey MrWideTires, I saw your cross post on VWVortex link here

Cross post ILikeWaffles


Lol! Love that place, nice to see some other members that are from both.


2015 Subaru WRX STI
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2019 Subaru Ascent
Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: Danno] #5132627
06/12/19 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Danno
Excessive speed for conditions and equipment.


No doubt. Interesting how it holds so "steady" for drifting sideways.

Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: Wolf359] #5132628
06/12/19 08:09 PM
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Sarasota, FL
MrWideTires Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Wolf359
If you knew the tires were bad, you should have swapped them out a long time ago. I did the same on a car I bought. Hated the tires because they had no traction. That seems to be the thing with factory tires, low rolling resistance for better gas mileage so they can goose up their CAFE numbers but who cares about stopping or handling.



Yeah, no wonder the Si was getting 40mpg highway..


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132630
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You should have it crushed into a solid block of steel, glass and rubber and put it in your front yard as a memorial.

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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: MrWideTires] #5132640
06/12/19 08:18 PM
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Yeah - don't think this was the tires, speed seems to be the main issue. Look how fast the lane markings are going by and how fast the water is beading up in the windshield, not to mention the incredible wind noise.

100% Operator error.


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Re: My daily is now totaled [Re: pezzy669] #5132644
06/12/19 08:24 PM
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Sarasota, FL
MrWideTires Offline OP
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Originally Posted by pezzy669
Yeah - don't think this was the tires, speed seems to be the main issue. Look how fast the lane markings are going by and how fast the water is beading up in the windshield, not to mention the incredible wind noise.

100% Operator error.


Lol that’s called RainX that’s applied to the windshield to make it do that, and that’s about 70mph the same as everyone else was doing.


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