Fail Trip: Tail Tip.

The other night I was driving down State Street in Orem (right across from University Mall, actually). There was something in the road ahead of me that looked like a shoe. The “shoe” was pretty low and I figured it would be no problem to drive right over it. Wrong! As I rolled over it I heard something that sounded like an explosion followed by some terrible metal grinding. At first I thought my tire had blow out but after the initial shock of the noise dissipated the car seemed to handle okay. I made a u-turn and negotiated back to the item in question. I pulled over in the Big 5 parking lot and ran out to grab the offending road debris. Guess what I found?

Yep, someone’s crappy aftermarket exhaust tip. I looked my car over for damage but didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. I’m pretty sure it was already well flattened by the time I took my turn, but in retrospect this piece of junk was not a good thing to roll over. I still have no idea what I heard or what exactly happened. There was no indication of an accident or anything so I assume this exhaust tip just gave up and fell off. Please, if you’re going to try and do a half-ass job of making  your car look nicer at least do a half-ass job of securing your aftermarket mods.

BTW- if you’re the owner and you’d like this back just let me know. I’d be happy to hurl it at your car. Normally I’m pretty laid back, but this experience annoyed me.

Posted by Cam, September 4, 2011

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