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Hows it going guys!

Long time no talk, most of you dont remember me at all I'm sure, its been a few years and 4 cars since I've had my R.

Ran into a R owner today while looking at his turbo '99 M3 he's selling. Yup looking at cars again as I lost ANOTHER car to the graveyard, that makes 4 in the last 8 years that I have had totaled.

My 335 lost its life in a glorious yet ridiculously unlucky manner at least, got tboned by a brand new Viper ACR when the owners brother was out for a ride and lost control, wipped across a lane and NAILED me in the passenger door. Almost as ridiculous as me doing a 50/50 rail grind for 30 yards on a guardrail in my R.....


The '99 M3 is over at At Speed racing for those of you that remember those guys getting checked out for me.

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Well just wanted to stop by and say hi and share my unlucky car news again. Honestly happy to be ok after that hit....the door was actually 1/3 of the way into the passenger seat, very happy no one was with me. My head broke the passenger window a bit....
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (mrapczynski)

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Daaaaaaamn that's painful to look at. What a beautiful car, and I'm not crazy about coupes. That color is incredible...
True but his black R with the Volutions was better looking.
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (sniz)

Wow! Another one bites the dust. That was such a nice car too!

Any picture of the damage on the Viper? Curious but the damage on your car is pretty concentrated to just the door and it's pretty sharp impact. I would expect a bigger impact region.

S5 this time?
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (Hi Alt R)

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True but his black R with the Volutions was better looking.

HAHA! I'll readily admit my R was nicer looking than my 540i. The 540 is a bit stoic but thank god for my M5 kit to spice it up a bit.

But IMHO R's can't top newer BMW styling. Look at that indigo blue shnoz, how can you not be in love http://********************/smile/emlove.gif !? (or formerly for the OP)
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (sniz)

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My head broke the passenger window a bit....

Glad you are OK!!

How did your head break the passenger window? Weren't you in the drivers seat?
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (850arrrsaylikepirate)

Haha hellooo local! I've definitely seen your bimmer around, looked very clean. Was your S60R with FMIC parked down the street from Chick Fila all the time? Ever since I got one I wondered what happened to that car lol.
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (sniz)

Glad you're OK. Unfortunately I think you are cursed, kind of like Jack Baurer. You get too close to a lovely machine, and they somehow lose their life. My suggestion, get a Camry for the daily driver.
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (850arrrsaylikepirate)

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How did your head break the passenger window? Weren't you in the drivers seat?

Either no seat belt or no head curtain airbags........or both. Either way, glad you're okay.
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (sniz)

Damn sniz! You can't catch a break! Glad you're OK! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Shame about that car though as I know you had done a lot of work to your ride
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (bb vign)

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Damn sniz! You can't catch a break! Glad you're OK! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Shame about that car though as I know you had done a lot of work to your ride

Ditto, you had done much and it was PRISTINE and sweet. Sorry to hear that.

+ 2 on picking up the Sonicama. LOL.
 

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Wow that is, or was a nice looking BMW! Glad to hear you are OK, and in the market for another ride!

As bad as that damage looks, I am a little surprised it was declared a total due to the value of the car. There are some high end repair shops that do have the proper alignment /straightening fixtures. No doubt better for you it was declared a total. What was the car value at the time of the incident, and what was the repair estimate if you recall?
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (Needsdecaf)

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+ 2 on picking up the Sonicama. LOL.

That'd be like Justin Timberlake getting back to an overweight Britney with 2 kids, after dating Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johannson and Jessica Biel!!!
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (FEO)

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That'd be like Justin Timberlake getting back to an overweight Britney with 2 kids, after dating Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johannson and Jessica Biel!!!

You described it perfectly http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Stopping by to say HI to the locals (850arrrsaylikepirate)

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Glad you are OK!!

How did your head break the passenger window? Weren't you in the drivers seat?

aww shoot...I mistyped, my head cracked the drivers window, not the passenger. The passenger windows blew out so hard from the impact that the Viper has to be 50% resprayed, it looked like someone took a sandblaster to the entire front, roof, and drivers side....insane force behind the impact.

The car was totaled because the entire frame was buckled, the drivers door wouldnt even close completely. It was a very localized impact as you can see, but a very hard one. I was traveling around 60mph and I have no idea what he was traveling, but probably close to or over 100mph at impact.

the side bolsters and seat belt bruised 2 of my ribs and hands were cut up from the exploding glass, thankfully I was wearing sunglasses as my eyes/face were fine......


I went to town on the car for 4 days straight and removed as many mods as I could before it was towed from my bodyshop, I had to remove an X brace under the exhaust and when I got it off, it would not go back on, the holes did not line up anymore.....
 
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