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Old 04-25-2008, 12:46 PM
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So as many of you know I totaled my Accord on St. Patrick's Day during the nice sleet blizzard we had here in the midwest. Car was totaled, I only had a liability insurance, so I didn't gain anything from the accident.

Was what damaged besides the car:

- Anzo Projectors were shattered, couldn't tell from the outside.
- AEM short ram intake has a dent from the battery slamming into it, mount is slightly bent. (If I can't mount it in my 6th gen it's getting cut and going into the Acura.)
- My MacBook Pro was in the backseat and slammed into my seat. Crushed the disc drive closed and had a 1/4" wobble to it that I bent back. I have to get a new lower case which is $250, but I have AppleCare so I can't do the labor myself. Who knows if they'll charge me just an arm and a leg or if they want the deed to myhouse as well.
- The $5 sunglasses in my pocket were bent to ****. They looked hilarious.

Here are some shots at the impound lot a few days after the accident:

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The passenger side control arm was bent and pushed back into the wheel well. Thecurb rash is from me scraping a curb in St. Paul, not from the accident.

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As you can see, the projectors look a-ok, but when I removed the bumper at home they just shattered into a million pieces.







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Obviously the airbags deployed, what you can't see are the knee bolsters buckled. Upon a closer inspection the heating coil and fan were busted from their mounts on the firewall.

Hereis just a full 360* set of pics when it got dumped on my driveway that afternoon:

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Even though I already took it off in this pic, after the whole accident and towing, the hood emblem was still completely intact.

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For those of you that I have recommended the Eibach Pro-Kits to, this is what the 1.2" drop looks like fully settled on stock shocks.

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You can see the dent form the power pole and the splinters in the door.

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The side view mirror was folded in by the power pole and the glass was shattered.

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I think the DryFlow filter absorbed most of the impact, as you can see, and saves the rest of the intake from becoming a spaghetti noodle.

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So, that's the story with pictures. I replaced the 5th gen with a 1999 Accord LX 5 speed with the VTEC 2.3. The new one is black (I dunno if it's Flamenco or Nighthawk) and not blue like this one. I loved this color though, just because it looked black, blue or gray in different lighting conditions.
 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:11 PM
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ur still alive so thats all that matters.. and ur car... ehh that blows dude.
 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:25 PM
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I bet you could get quite a bit of money parting it out, alot more than a junkyard would give you.

sucks tho, should have just got another 5th gen then you would have a parts car..........unless you needed front end parts
 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:34 PM
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I have been parting it out, WheelBroker just locked that thread the other day. I'm not getting money from the junkyard because he's a buddy of mine who towed it from the towing impound lot to my house for free as long as I gave him what was left, including the cat, when I was done.

I was looking at another 5th gen because all my aftermarket parts would have fit, but I couldn't find one with low enough miles for the asking price, or manual for that matter. I'm happy with the 6th gen as it looks and feels a lot more modern. Plus the extra 20 horses and VTEC are very nice compared to the 130hp and no VTEC w/ automatic I did have.
 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:37 PM
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I'll post pics of the car as it is right now when I find my digi cam. It's totally gutted.
 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:45 PM
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damn finch, i missed the original post... glad you're alright...

It's a sad day in Accord-ville
 
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:06 PM
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Yeah, it's kind of old news, but I knew you guys would love some pictures.
 
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Man .... that's the cleanest, shiniest totalled car that I've seen in a long time. Sucks man!
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:57 AM
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I think I washed her a few days prior. It was really warm out and then BAM, snow storm. I really miss her, she had a lot of *****, but 6th gen should whoop some booty once I get this Kevlar clutch in... I'm tired of slipppage....
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:02 PM
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If you're already going in there for the clutch, I'd recommend doing the flywheel at the same time. Fidanza FTW!!!
 

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