2013 Shelby Gt500 Sterling Silver with White Rally Stripes
Hi Everyone I’m new to the community. I’ve owned mustangs for years. Currently have an 03 & 01 Mustang Gt. Recently went out and bought a 2013 Shelby Gt 500 with only 10k miles on it. Metallic Sterling Silver with the white racing stripes. I absolutely Love this car. As an added bonus the car dealer sold me a set of Nitto DRs Nt05s and a set of Michelens on the front with Forgestar Rims for $850. I couldn’t be pass that deal up. Because I race the car frequently I decided to leave them on for the summer instead of swapping them on and off. Well that decision came to bite me in the ass last night. Drove the car to go have dinner and it started to lightly rain on the way to dinner. No biggie. By the time dinner was done it was now raining pretty heavily. Now I’m no idiot and know that you need to use extreme caution in wet weather but as I merged onto the highway I went to pass slower traffic in the right lane and with the snap of a finger my back end came out and now we were in the dreaded 360 spin. I don’t care how good a driver you are, you ain’t saving it. Try as you might. As we spun ever closer to embankment I remember just wishing the car would stop. I hit the embankment rear end first which spun the front end back around and with a thud the car came to a rest. After making sure everyone in the car was ok I got out and surveyed the damage expecting the worst and surprisingly I got off very lucky. I crumpled the rear bumper slightly right near the license plate and snapped some of the clips off that hold the rear bumper on. I also damaged the rear valance. The front bumper faired much better. I snapped a few of the clips off as well and lost the black plastic bottom part of the grill. The front spoiler is good too. No bent rims and I actually drove the car home. Don’t get me wrong, my ego is bruised and I should of known better than to try and pass someone in wet weather on the highway but given the circumstances it couldn’t of been a lot worse. So now I’m on the search for a front and rear bumper as well as a lower front grill and a rear valance. I learned a very tough lesson and I’m here to tell everyone that if your gonna drive your car on DRs in wet weather, take your time and do not try and make any aggressive movements like trying to pass someone. It only takes a second for these tires to hydroplane and once you lose control you are now just along for the ride and the car is gonna go where it’s gonna go. If anyone knows where I can go to get these parts to fix my car I def would appreciate any suggestions. Please be kind when responding about my bone headedness. I already feel low enough as it is lol. Thanks guys!!!