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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Bleh. I was coming home last night and just before I get to town the road turns from a two land to a four lane. Where it transitions, there is one of those cement medians which looks like a big fat curb. The markings on the road are worn and hard to see and I hit the median with the left front. Waiting to see if it warms up a bit and then put the stock bumper back on. Looks like the splitter survided .. bumper didn't. The tire went flat. Hopefully it was just from hitting the curb. I can't see any damage to the tire or rim. Will be able to tell once I get it off. Man .. and should be 'interesting' trying to jack this sucker up ...

Dang it. I had noticed before that that place on the road was difficult to tell where the road went, even in daylight .. it doglegs to the right around the median but is just basically blacktop without easily seen markings to direct you. Oh well. Guess I thought SmoothZ was lonely ..
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Sorry, too bad. I don't understand how your splitter survived.

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Sorry, too bad. I don't understand how your splitter survived.
It sits at a slight angle with the leading edge higher. I'm guessing that it flexed up . . but the urethane lip couldn't.

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Oh, man! That sucks! I would complain to the city about that little hazard.

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eh.. I messed mine up too... need new nose as well... so I guess were all in good company.
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Bummer! File a written complaint with whoever maintains that area!
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sorry to hear that, especially with all the work you put into. How in the world di the splitter survive?
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Damn Ed, glad it wasn't worse! Sorry to hear man. You can keep good company w/ Dave now :(





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Damn Ed, glad it wasn't worse! Sorry to hear man. You can keep good company w/ Dave now :(
Thanks Terri. Put the old bumper back on. Have the spare on prestently. The inner lip on the wheel had ding in it. I straightened it back and put air in the tire .. leave overnight to see if it will hold air. I have to replace the tire .. scraped the inner wall. I figure the chances of finding a tire locally is slim to none ... but will look tomorrow. I sent an email to a friend in Columbia ... he 'had' wheels/tires for a 350Z. Would be nice if I could grab a replacement from him and stay running until I can repace that sucker. I may wander around some auto/tire stores and see what kinda deal they toss out for replacing all four tires.

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