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Old 28th January 2005, 05:14   #1
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Unhappy Pics: Totaled Vectra

i love vectras...horrific pics of mi frends totalled vectra 2002 .
the car toppled 4 times at 160 ks resulting from a blown tyre on delhi mehrauli road .
cost of damages estimated nearly 14 lakhs , engine is dead the chassis was twisted ...air bags deployed the dash is ripped .. what a waste of a fine machine .. note the side doors have sunken into the body frame ...

here r a few pics










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Old 28th January 2005, 06:10   #2
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Hey TurboL,

How many people were in the car and what were the injuries? I hope nothing serious....

Also, do you have any pics of the tire that blew?

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ps - next time plz post thumbnails for large images. ill edit it this time.

and what camera/cellfone are the last few pics taken with?

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Hey TurboL,

How many people were in the car and what were the injuries? I hope nothing serious....

Also, do you have any pics of the tire that blew?

cya
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ps - next time plz post thumbnails for large images. ill edit it this time.

and what camera/cellfone are the last few pics taken with?
luckily he was the only guy in the car ..
he was racing his frends skoda whn it happend ..

injuries ...well a broken thumb and stiches on the side of the palm ..coz the steering wheel spun real hard whn the tire burst . and scrathes on his forearm .. i cudnt make out the tyre burst tyre
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all pics were taken by a 7150 ...

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What tires comes with the vectra ? and what tires were there when this happened ? any idea ?
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Old 28th January 2005, 10:06   #5
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Good that the injuries were not serious and I believe that Vectras are one of the safest cars in India.
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I can guarantee that a seatbelt saved this life!

Also, this is a very good example of why seatbelts should be worn on the rear seats as well. ESPECIALLY when on the highway.

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What tires comes with the vectra ? and what tires were there when this happened ? any idea ?
well he was running stocks 215 / 55 R 16 ...low profiles i think ..

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opels make one of the most safest cars ... the seatbelts and the the airbags saved his life ..
he was pulled out of the overturned car ..

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If this car has toppled 4 times, it sure has held up better than most other cars. Dayyum, tyre blowouts can be nightmarish

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This one shows how unsafe are the tube tyres, so everyone should go in for tubeless ones.
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This one shows how unsafe are the tube tyres, so everyone should go in for tubeless ones.
vectras come with tubeless low profile tyres ...
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This one shows how unsafe are the tube tyres, so everyone should go in for tubeless ones.
Doesnt the Vectra come with tubeless tires as stock??
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vectras come with tubeless low profile tyres ...

tubeless tires arent supposed to lose air suddenly.then how did it happen here..
and just look at the build of the Vectra.inspite of sucha big accident the bonnet,headlamps ,dikky door look okay.except for the roof
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OMG tubeless tyres can also blow and result in damage like that???? Then how r they safer than tube tyres?
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I have heard of some tires blow up in high speeds, one of my friends elantra had such a problem once, but he was safe as there was flat land either sides and went in to paddy feilds. He was running on some korean kumho tires.
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