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Wrecked my front just too early for the 3.0 upgrade...

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Chillout, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Chillout

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    #1 Chillout, Jul 16, 2015
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    After exactly a year and 1 day of driving my Roadster, I got unlucky today...

    Today, on the highway, a car stepped on his brake pedal for no known reason, and the van driving ahead of me had better brakes than the Roadster...
    I'll let the pictures do the talking.

    edit: everybody is all right, no one got hurt

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    And this is just scary... the bumper of the other car:
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    Note: not showing the other car since it's a company branded car, and censoring the driver because of his privacy. This does NOT mean he's the badguy.
     
  2. ModelX

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    So sad to see this, but glad you are ok!
     
  3. NigelM

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    Ouch! Looks like you went quite a way under the back of that van. At least there were no injuries.
     
  4. yobigd20

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    the roadster looks like a toy car when you stand next to it. it's so small!!
     
  5. ibcs

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    Glad your okay and hope you get it back on the road soon.
     
  6. Jaff

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    Ditto!

     
  7. Chillout

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    thanks all!
     
  8. Mark77a

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    I just noticed the Tesla 'T' stuck in the vans rear fender ..... kinda cool :)

    But hey, glad you are OK, its a real bummer, we've all been there, and it spoils the day !
    At least you can now tape it up and drive round like a real 'bad-ass' until the insurance kicks in.
     
  9. GVTesla

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    Dude, fortunately you're all right :)
    But what a horrible sight it is to see a RS like that. Looks like you are one of the many 'why does my roadster brake so bad' victims. I had a close call or 2 myself. Luckily fortune favoured me both times. Good luck getting everything fixed up.
     
  10. 7racer

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    damn!

    glad to see you are ok but sad to see another roadster down.

    This is coming from the banged up 1400!!!
     
  11. Chillout

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    Thanks all :)

    Mark, I agree, it's kinda stylish


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    And now I'm going to look for a european alternative for carbotech brakes :)
     
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    Damn.. I always hate seeing an RS like that.. Glad you're ok and hopefully the parts are available in Tilburg. At first glance it looks like bolt-on work only, and no structural damage?
     
  13. GVTesla

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    Guys!! Here's a picture of a Roadster 3.5 mule :biggrin:



    @ Chillout, I somehow like this 'Rat Look' and think it's some crazy sort of fancy in its own ratty way :smile: If things underneath are still in great shape, you might consider leaving it this way till 3.0 arrives (which should be rather soon)?
     
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    I like your thinking... that sounds like a brilliant plan to be honest. off-the-record sources tell us that it's expected in August anyway, so who knows... it would save a lot of money, I guess
     
  15. Stefan T

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    Good with ducktape
    i hope you get fixed
    It's better with bandage then without for the monent the bad with cars they don't heal by them self under the bandage
    You maybe get the first typ 3,0 upgrade in eurupe
     
  16. Mark77a

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    Great job with the Tape ! .. reminds me of a Le mans, Ford GT40 ... after the race that is :)

    How good is your insurance company - I hope you can get all new bits from Tesla, maybe 3.0 (but keep the old bits too :) )
     
  17. bonnie

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    #17 bonnie, Jul 21, 2015
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    I take it that this is your dashcam footage ... glad everyone is okay!

     
  18. Ubbe

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    Right, looks like it, you can even see the point where the Tesla emblem pierces the rear bumper on the van! Glad you and the other driver is okay, that looked intense!
     
  19. Chillout

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    yes it is :)
    I got many requests to put it online, and I thought: why not ;-)
     
  20. Chickenlittle

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    Ok sorry for the loss. Enough time has passed to point out a couple of things
    1. Got unlucky.....no you made a mistake and put others in jeopardy the van who got hit owner did not deserve disruption to their life
    2. You need to leave enough room to stop based on your speed. It was not that the van had better brakes, in Virginia if you cannot stop in time you are given a ticket for following too close.
    3. Why the van stopped irrelevant but it did look like there were cars in front of it

    again I feel for your loss we all make mistakes but don't confound it by taking the wrong lesions from it
     

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