Crazy Crash Shows Why You Should Always Buy Quality Parts!

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Driver = 1 NRG steering wheel = 0 #RHDMoE

Posted by Moe Marrero on Monday, September 17, 2018

There’s so much wrong with this Honda driver’s crash clip that we don’t even know where to start.

Dear readers, we encourage you not to become the next viral fail video on the Internet. For a number of reasons, the clip featured here falls into that unfortunate category, but let’s deconstruct the mess going on here.

The video starts out innocently enough with a bit of exuberant driving on a twisty road. However, we typically know that when you put a camera in a car and then put that car on a public road, bad things are going to happen. To no one’s surprise, they do here, too.

Although we don’t see exactly what the car crashes into first, it’s a safe bet that the downshift right before the crash made the back end of the car a bit lighter. After that, the driver of this Honda was just a passenger…literally.

quality parts Civic fail crash video

A few things come to light in this situation. Initially, removing the airbag seems like a silly idea for a car that’s regularly used on the street. Even more so if you completely forgo getting a racing harness and instead decide to drive with no seat belt on whatsoever. More amazing than that, the white-knuckle ride shows the driver’s main brace was a low-quality, aftermarket steering wheel. That didn’t hold up either (no surprise), meaning the driver is practically in the passenger seat when the car finally comes to a halt.

We get it, spirited driving is a lot of fun. Driving for fun is why we are in the hobby in the first place. This driver, however, is lucky to be alive.

quality parts Civic fail crash video

When driving, keep it easy, but more importantly you want to be safe for instances when things do go wrong. That cheap wheel and quick-release hub you were looking at? Pass it up and get quality parts. Those harnesses you were thinking about? Go ahead and get them, but mount them correctly.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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