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Old 11-28-2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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She is ALSO wrecked... (NOW W/ PIX!)

Lost control tonight. Pictures to follow...

(I'm fine -no flu either.)









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Old 11-28-2006, 10:20 PM   #2
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Don't tell me wifey wrecked your whip
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:56 PM   #3
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omg, stop it people. i say we all park them for a week and not drive them for this curse to go away
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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Jeph this is terrible news. Hope you and your passenger(if there was one) are doing fine. Can you give us some detail as to what went wrong?
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:23 AM   #5
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Dang, I gotta drive to work all week, hope Im OK... Sorry to hear about it Jeph, its definately a humbling/infuriating moment.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:31 AM   #6
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Dang, what's with all the Boxster carnage lately
Saddened to hear about your accident jeph
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:39 AM   #7
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Damn, this is getting freaky!

I hope you (and anyone else) are A-OK, Jeph.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:31 AM   #8
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:29 AM   #9
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This IS getting scary isn't it? Was it a full moon in the last week or so???? Sorry about your loss. Glad everyone is ok. Remember... like I've been told countless times, more so recently, its just a car. It's fixable. You may not be.

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Old 11-29-2006, 10:38 AM   #10
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dang, is it the Boxster that doesnt adapt well to the climate change or is it the drivers? Is that like 3 accidents in 2 days?
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:24 AM   #11
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Jeph, what happened? The devil is in the details, my friend, and I need some details!!!!!!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:36 AM   #12
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Started the car, pulled out of my parking spot took off into the night... only 20 seconds into my drive, I hit a path of spinkler system run-off (while turning). Here's why I lost control... traction control was off. That was dumb...

The damage isn't too bad... mostly cosmetic from my initial inspection. I was the only person involved. I hit a Yeild sign (irony) and what I presume is a valet stand. The sound this accident caused was horrific, and drew a decent crowd at almost midnight. I'm not a drinker, but was given a sobriety test.
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damn! You didnt mention that the Valet stand burst into flames and continued to bleed.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:07 PM   #14
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Well, at least you can buy a GT2 or GT3 bumper now with some or all of the insurance money, providing you call it in and make a claim.

That looks to be at least 3 large to fix. Silver's hard to match too.

Although it needs not be stated, I can almost guarantee you didn't recite Jeff's Porsche prayer before you fired her up last night oh so late, did you?

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If you get enough back form your claim you can get a new drivers seat, lol. But seriously, glad your ok, I had to drive tonight in horrible weather and all I could think about was how everyones crashing. To tell you how bad it was, I was going down the highway in 4th and gave it some gas and started to fishtail, I regained controll in 2 seconds but its scary to be going that fast and start to loose it.
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Jeph,

Sorry to hear this. I just sold a perfect silver Boxster bumper a couple of weeks ago. Didn't get much for it. I'd have been happy to send it down to you to minimize your restoration costs. Well, I guess you'll be wanting a GT3 bumper anyway. Glad you're O.K.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:35 AM   #17
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Started the car, pulled out of my parking spot took off into the night... only 20 seconds into my drive, I hit a path of spinkler system run-off (while turning). Here's why I lost control... traction control was off. That was dumb...

The damage isn't too bad... mostly cosmetic from my initial inspection. I was the only person involved. I hit a Yeild sign (irony) and what I presume is a valet stand. The sound this accident caused was horrific, and drew a decent crowd at almost midnight. I'm not a drinker, but was given a sobriety test.
Hey Jeph, why was PSM turned off?
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:17 AM   #18
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Hey Jeph, why was PSM turned off?
I love it when you post those flattering pictures of me. I've lost weight since then... so my smile is even wider. I'll have to find a picture of that for you.

It was my traction control, not PSM. I often turn it off because I feel more comfortable with a yellow light on on my dash. That way when the check engine light comes on, I can assume it's traction control and ignore it... -kidding of course.

I turn it off every now and then for kicks. I've learned the hard way that I will reserve that for the track only.

So, the positives from this situation:

  1. Learning a valuable traction control lesson
  2. Possible new front end...
Forgive this flawed photoshop job. It's actually the back of my car on an 02 Carerra front (psshh, with a front plate?). Oh, and it's lowered in this rendition.




What do you guys think?
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What do you guys think?
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I'd do it in a minute. In fact, if mine gets balled up, that's exactly what I'll do.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:32 AM   #20
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1) Looks good...do it!

2) PSM- Porsche Stability Management...equals... as you say Traction Control!!

3) Post a new picture of your mugg!

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