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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Don't blame the car, blame the driver

This is going to be a short post. Just posting about this makes me sad. You know how I wanted to review the car in the snow? Let's just say, it failed. I ended up crashing very hard into a curb, and it lead to a huge repair bill. I bent two control arms, two tie rods, a wheel, and there may be other damage as well. So far GM has quoted me two grand for parts and labor. Needless to say, I am very upset at myself, I was being a complete ass. But I guess, lesson learned? Here are some pictures post accident.

Hopefully I'll get my car back in a week or two. During that time, I am still waiting for some pieces of the oil catch can to arrive in the mail. When I get those, and my car back, I will install them. Man, what a set back for my mod plans for 2011.

Oh wait, I may as well tell you my experience on the snow. First and foremost, you must get the right tires. I was running my stock all seasons. (yeah I know, don't say it) I used to drive a FWD car, and that was a lot better than RWD. In the snow, you can see a 100% difference between the two. All I can say is, if you need to drive in the snow, don't.


  1. Hey quick question, this recently happened to me....was it your rear end or front end that got bent?

  2. My front right Wheel, tielinks, control arms. If your rear is bent... I would look into upgraded parts.


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