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Old 08-21-2012, 02:38 AM   #141
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:11 AM   #142
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From the youtube description.

"This was suppose to be the intro crash video in our new "Mischief 8" movie but I decide to post it up now. Release of the movie is TBA.

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"Well it happened at South Mountain park in Phoenix AZ. One of my buddies and I were out just having fun and driving until I came up on a deceptive corner, misjudged it and it happened. No injuries. The car was a total loss. Misjudgment of the road caused the accident."

Footage owned by Matt W."
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:01 AM   #143
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Seriously? Misjudged is an understatement.. That kid has not idea what he was doing. Its ok though since his mommy and daddy in Scottsdale will just buy him another M3 since that was the only thing that saved his life.. People like this irritate me. What a waste. Trying to show off like your so bad ass, ON SOUTH MOUNTAIN, wearing a hoodie in the desert.. Can someone please throw some Chlorine in that gene pool?
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:19 AM   #144
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:34 AM   #145
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And teenagers complain about insurance rates being so high? Insurance companies should just use this as their model marketing tool...TOOL being the drivers! HHAHAHAHAHAA, love the facepalm at the end.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:54 AM   #146
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And teenagers complain about insurance rates being so high? Insurance companies should just use this as their model marketing tool...TOOL being the drivers! HHAHAHAHAHAA, love the facepalm at the end.
You guys are harsh on this kid. remember these great things about this video: he recorded it HAHA, thank you kid. e46 M3 is now more rare. I'm sure he got enough **** from crashing the car and losing it etc. We don't need insurance rates higher, anyone. this would be a great add for a "keep it on the track" campaign. or maybe for track insurance?

Good vid
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #147
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I don't know, I've seen worse at the track by a number of people. He screwed up a bit, he had severe understeer into the turn, he then quickly straighten the wheel when he realized he wasn't going to make it.

If it wasn't for the huge rocks, this would have been a minor off-road excursion, and he would have been back on his way.

Though as E46 M3s are at the same price range as a new Honda Civic, you are going to see younger kids crashing them more.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #148
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So I think the emotional bashing has just about run its course (ZHPKID).

I re-watched the video- does he actually go airborne over the crest of the hill before he slides off? Or do the wheels just unload? What I initially thought was him "landing" seems to just be where his wheels went off the edge of the road. Once he was in that situation could he have recovered? Would slamming on the brakes (if the car was unloaded) cause the car to "come back down" so that he could quickly let off the brakes and try to straighten his course?

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:25 AM   #149
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:39 AM   #150
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #151
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #152
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:05 AM   #153
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So I think the emotional bashing has just about run its course (ZHPKID).

I re-watched the video- does he actually go airborne over the crest of the hill before he slides off? Or do the wheels just unload? What I initially thought was him "landing" seems to just be where his wheels went off the edge of the road. Once he was in that situation could he have recovered? Would slamming on the brakes (if the car was unloaded) cause the car to "come back down" so that he could quickly let off the brakes and try to straighten his course?

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Agreed....nothing he could have done to save it once in that situation.

Sure he should not have crested the hill so fast...sure he should have had a different rear view mirror.....sure he should not have been wearing a hoodie as everyone else is saying.

However once in that situation you are mearly along for the ride. He DID have the wheel turned in the proper direction, but lack of or zero front grip made it useless. We all know from track schools that you never add more steering input because once you regain grip it will snap you around into oversteer. By my acount this kid actually did the right thing. Use the correct steering input, if that doesn't work, prepare for an off. Cars are designed to be survivable in head on accidents, the most crumple zones and air bag effectiveness.

Short and simple, he got in over his head but did not panic with crazy full lock, instead subcomb to it and ride it out.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #154
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #155
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Damn. How would you feel lol
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #156
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Double it!

I actually laughed horrifically hard at your post!

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Not trying to dump on the kid at all, I've been in an E46 total-loss accident before (not my car, not my driving) and it's great to see he made it out the same way we did.

HOWEVER, what did he think was going to happen on that road, at that speed? It looks like his front wheels totally unloaded over that "jump". As someone said here earlier, DSC doesn't defy the laws of physics!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #157
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #158
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #159
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I blame the SMG.

Not physically being connected with the fact that you are in the top of fourth, coming up on what looks like a chicane probably was a factor. This dude is far too used to putting his foot down and listening to gears change for him.

Looking the direction you are about to crash doesn't help.

There is another good video of a guy driving his Ducati Street fighter off a similar desert road!

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #160
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Its on the front page of the forum, I think everyones seen it lol

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