By Lex - 12/05/2009 03:13 - United States

Today, I installed high performance brakes on my car after fearing that my old brake system was to weak and I could get into a crash. On the test drive a car in front of me stopped short. My new brakes worked, the ones on the car behind me didn't. I now have whiplash and a totalled car. FML
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Same thing different taste

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ben26_fml 0

I guess FYL for the accident, but at least you didn't slam into the car in front of you


isaiaha11 2

SUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the court is your friend:)

VampireKiller59 0

nationwide is on your side

in America now you do. he might not be in America

ben26_fml 0

I guess FYL for the accident, but at least you didn't slam into the car in front of you

crownme 0
alex_vik 0

Gotta love when people behind you aren't paying as much attention as you.

The thing with higher performance brakes is that they dont increase the braking ability of your car unless you have particularly weak brakes. If you can lock up the wheels flooring the brakes with ABS off while the car is going 60MPH then your brakes are fine and bigger brakes won't do a thing. It's your ABS that is modulating all the braking at that point, and the only way to improve that is to get a better car. Bigger brakes are only useful because in constant braking situations such as in hilly terrain/a race track the brakes heat up and the bigger brakes allow for better cooling as they have a larger surface area and are usually higher quality and more heat resistant so you get less brake fade. Maybe if you'd known what better brakes do, you wouldn't have wasted the money upgrading. Oh and ouch, that sucks.

well, hope ure insured...u could even get a new car and salvage the brakes from your totalled one. and put a sticker on yr rear bumper saying "BRAKES LIKE HELL". I'm sure people will understand!! PEace :D

lunaforever21 14

accidentally disliked this comment. i meant to like it AHH. this comment was halarious. fml should fix that 😂


"high performance brakes" : does that mean that manufacturers and dealers actually sell cars that have weak brakes ? And that these brakes can easily be improved and that they don't do it ?

CammyGal 26

OP probably meant that their brakes were old; things get worn out the longer they're used. As for high performance, if you're someone who has a habit of often breaking hard, those would be best, but they're also the most expensive. As a general rule, I leave enough space so even in an emergency I have an extra second to brake, so I don't have to spend the extra money on high quality brakes because normal ones work just fine.

fretforyerlatte 0

definitely sucks. but hey, at least this way the accident isn't your fault. i'm betting if the other driver didn't have insurance it would have been mentioned in your FML. so your car will get fixed or you'll get a new one on their dime, anyway. meanwhile you don't have a car and you're hurt though, so it's still beat. :(