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      06-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #89
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lesson learned, don't turn off traction unless you know whats up.
That crash had nothing to do with traction on or off

He turned in wayyyy too early with way to much speed, and there was no way he was going to stay on the road. Understeered right off. No way he could have saved it after that shitty turn in at that speed.

Guy is a pos and the fact that he doesn't understand the ramifications of what he did is sad. Keep that shit on the track like a real man.

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      06-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #90
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I have nothing nice to say, at all.
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      06-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #91
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Guys, it's the feel-good movie of the year.








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      06-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #92
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is this somewhere in AZ ?? - the road looks familiar
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      06-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #93
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not sure if mentioned already but that must have been one hell of a camera. it didnt fall off and was still able to pull vid of it.
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      06-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #94
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Lucky to be alive and to not have oncoming traffic at that moment. Yeah, DSC on wasn't gonna do a thing for him, law of physics there.
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      06-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #95
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That is one lucky guy. To be alive and to tell the tale!
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      06-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #96
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wow.. no other words!
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      06-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #97
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Road's closed pizza boy, find another way home.
, nice reference
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      06-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #98
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Definitely glad he is ok and alive..


But no one should be driving public roads that way... Especially around a blind corner..

Don't get me wrong, I drive an e92 m3 and it isn't like I drive it like a grandma... But like another member said, you reap what you sow.


Just glad to see the driver walked away and is alive.
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      06-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #99
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Can you call your friend a moron for me and tell him he got what he deserved?

K thanks.
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      06-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #100
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underestimated that turn, luckily he made it out safe! time for a E9X
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      06-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #101
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Thread title is misleading. I wouldn't exactly call that "driving."
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      06-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #102
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Guys, it's the feel-good movie of the year.





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      06-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #103
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I don't give a crap about your friend or the fact that his M3 is totaled. The only thing that kept going through my mind was "what if my wife was coming the opposite direction and he hit her head on".

What an imbecile.
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      06-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #104
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That side air impact bag was up INSTANTLY. Almost as if it predicted the accident. Impressive.

From the comments above it seems like your friend is alright (neither the video or the original post actually say that). Thank god for that, and for the safety systems in place. Looking at the car from the outside it looks crumpled, but from the interior, the passenger zone is impressively intact.
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      06-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #105
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the irony of BMW's excellent safety record is that it foils evolution's attempts to rid humanity of the asshattery gene
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      06-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #106
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...but the Go-Pro works great.
Great piece of video and glad the OP is ok.
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      06-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #107
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Pretty amazed that didn't result in long term injuries or death. But as has been said, if it had of turned into a fatality, I don't think he'd have got much sympathy. If it had turned into multiple fatalities.. well ...
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      06-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #108
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I wish I could reply to everyone personally but 150+ notifications is a little much, so I will try to answer/address some of the most common concerns.

First off, thank you to all the positive and well wishing comments. I've passed them on to my friend.

To the negative comments, you are entitled to your opinions. I agree with many saying he was pushing his car too hard. He has driven that road many times before and the group left around 5am to avoid contact with any cars/people that are not involved with us.

In complete honesty I probably wouldn't be defending him if he was not my friend. However, we all make mistakes, some more severe than the other. We are thankful that this turned into a learning experience and as you can tell from the video and pictures he has learned his lesson the hard way.

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DAMN! Glad to hear that the driver is alright. The structure of the car held up pretty well. The A pillar was a little bent and the roof wasnt that caved in. Suprising since he had a sunroof. The car can be replaced, the person can't so i'm glad he made it. Any broken bones?
Thank you for your post; no broken bones, few minor scratches on the passenger!

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OMG glad that he survived thats scary as hell!!!...BMWs are amazingly safe..I myself flipped my E90 M3 3 times and walked away not a scratch...kudos to how safe they are and stay safe out there my friend
Wow, glad your'e okay. They are definitely safe automobiles.. Stay safe as well buddy!

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So I guess it's the sequel to this video:

Understeered right off. Really glad to see he was OK though, that's terrifying.
Believe it or not I have many mutual friends with that guy. He now drives a Mustang 5.0

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OH MY GOD. that was insane. I see videos with sensational titles all the time -- almost never do they live up to the title... This one does.

Just wow. I'm sending this to some street-racer type drivers I know.
Glad I picked a right title haha

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Glad he made it out there alive. Especially without taking someone else down with him, imagine a car coming from the other way?
Although they left around 5am to avoid contact with other cars/people, you really never know. I would hate to imagine what would happen if this was a collision with another vehicle. Thankfully it wasn't..

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Holy SHIT! Where was this?
Tortilla Flats!

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Pretty sure its Tortilla flat Arizona, the road to Canyon lake, super fun road
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Glad he's OK.

Also glad that my wife & toddler weren't coming the other way.

Agree with everyone here who points out that idiots like this kill innocent people every day and think it's an 'accident'. Stay off the roads until you can drive responsibly.
I was ignoring posts like "what if he hit another car", I was thinking it is highly unlikely that someone would be driving on a backroad at 5am (they left early to avoid contact with any other cars/people).

Your post gave me a chill, because after reading it I thought to my self what if someones family was coming back from a camping trip, what then?

It's something I don't like to think about; and although the possibility is there, we are glad it only ended in minor scratches. My friend learned his lesson.

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my worst nightmare..
these cliffs are soooo dangerous sometimes people really underestimate the turns and when they lose just a little bit control of the steering, it's "all downhill" from there.

(sorry lol, had to...)


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Guys, it's the feel-good movie of the year.
These are on point

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is this somewhere in AZ ?? - the road looks familiar
Yup, Tortilla Flats..

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not sure if mentioned already but that must have been one hell of a camera. it didnt fall off and was still able to pull vid of it.
I agree! Camera is a GoPro Hero 2


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I don't give a crap about your friend or the fact that his M3 is totaled. The only thing that kept going through my mind was "what if my wife was coming the opposite direction and he hit her head on".

What an imbecile.
Why is your wife heading down a remotely deserted mountain backroad alone at 5am?
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      06-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #109
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I am sincerely glad that he made it out of the car OK. More often than not, it's just the opposite.

This is the exact reason, I keep things really casual on the road.

whew...scary, but thanks for sharing - this will actually help some folks tone it down.
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Not cool.
How old are you and your friend?
If you are over 20 you should not be allowed to drive, you drove off a freakin cliff and you are laughing because you didn't get hurt.
Don't take anyone with you when you or your friend die one day because you haven't learnt anything.
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