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Hey guys. So about a month ago, I was heading home on the freeway while it was pouring rain. There was a 300ZX that caught up to me and kinda

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Old 12-05-2011, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. So about a month ago, I was heading home on the freeway while it was pouring rain. There was a 300ZX that caught up to me and kinda paced me for a while, after which he decided to punch it. This caused him to hydroplane into my car and me spinning out all over the freeway. The good news was that everyone was OK, but both Zs were not. The guy had a very nice 300ZX - right hand drive which he imported from Japan.

I didn't get to take pics at the time of the accident, but I took a few when I got to go back the next day and take my stuff out of the car. At first I thought the damage wasn't so bad because the engine still ran fine, but after I saw the camber of the wheel on the passenger side I knew the axle was bent. The Z ended up being totaled. Here are a couple pics..
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I contemplated getting something different to replace the Z with, but couldn't think of another car that appealed to me. I didn't want a Mustang or Camaro because they were everywhere. The 335i was boring, and I didn't like the C6 all that much. The STI/EVO wasn't really for me either and while I like the Genesis Coupe, I felt like it was a step down from the Z. So I ended up getting a new Z again. 2012 base with a sport package, just like my old 2009. I got a new set of intakes on it already and yesterday got done putting overlays on the roof and bumpers, as well as tinting my windows and painting the tails. The windows are 6% on the sides and rear and 50% on the windshield. There is also an Evo-R lip installed. Here are the results..
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mmmmm sexy. thank god everyone was safe! RIP to a great car...fly high...

you know, generally people that Drove a Z or had a Z fora while, then had to get another car, usually end up getting another Z, because its what we are accustomed to and love so much .. WHOOP WHOOP
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Rep'd for sticking with the Z the second time around!
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Thanks guys! I'm not done with her yet. Plans are to paint the headlights/install LEDs, paint door handles and badges, wrap the mirrors and black out the wheels. FI exhaust/HFCs are ordered so now it's a waiting game until they get here - should be sometime in mid January.
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Looks great! Welcome back to the Z!
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Way to get back on the horse! Sad to hear it was another Z owner acting a fool in the rain. I too had an experience like yours (link). Ended up getting an Evo to replace my first Z... and just replaced the Evo two weeks ago with another Z!

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Update - got my mirrors wrapped and door handles painted today
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That's some dark looking tint! I'm not familiar with AZ tint laws, but is that legal? The tint looks good with the black roof.
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That's 6% on the sides and the back, 50% on the windshield. Definitely not legal
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How much was the buy back on the crashed one? Could have made a good race car

I don't think the axle was bent, just the camber and toe arms which are designed to give way in case of an accident.

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I don't think the axle was bent, just the camber and toe arms which are designed to give way in case of an accident.

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I didn't check the buy back on it. However the car had 69k miles at the time of the accident, and was my only vehicle so I didn't really consider buying it back. You may be right on the race car deal though - the engine on the totaled Z still ran fine and it had only 36k miles on it (was replaced at 33k)
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Glad your okay after that accident, enjoy that 2012, waiting for mine.
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