Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday October 27, 2016
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 40782
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
2007 UGM STi/97 EK
301 whp/339 whp

Default How much is this gonna cost to fix?

Ok so I'm an idiot and did something I shouldn't have done. Either way it happened and now I have a messed up suspension. I'm a total suspension noob and have no idea what I'm looking at so I come to you, IWSTI for help. I hit a curb and messed up my wheel pretty bad. Of course my alignment is terrible as well. I dont have any pics of the wheel before I took it off but it was pushed toward the back of the car and almost touching the wheel well. When I got under it I noticed one bent piece, but you guys are the experts so I'm hoping you can A. tell me what piece I messed up and B. tell me if you think there is anything else wrong. Thanks in advance for your help.

Here is the wheel. Is it salvageable? The tire? Don't seem to be any bends in it.

Here is the bent piece as well as a shot of the suspension. What is it called? Anything that would be related to it that would have gone wrong as well?

Here is an underside shot dunno if it helps but here it is.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
iDRIVElikeAmadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 09-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #2
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 106408
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Reston
'14 Mystery Machine
01 Kat600


WE'RE NOT IWSTI!! And yore pictures are F'd in the A
ErasureWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 01:50 AM   #3
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 70598
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
The Oil patch, as
fun as it sounds


Holy crap Batman, Curbface messed your car up. Well from what I see you will need a new rim and an entire rack assembly. Don't think you can just replace that one arm but could be wrong. If you get better pictures imagine you willget better answers .
John__Gotti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 01:54 AM   #4
Scooby Guru
Member#: 21808
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: National Capital Region
02 GroceryGettAr
Nonemore Black


The obviously bent piece is a tie rod - technically it's part of the steering not the suspension. Possible that's damaged the rack as the previous poster suggests. Also looks like your sway bar ('stabilizer bar' in Subaru speak) got tweaked.

However if the wheel is pushed towards the back of the car then there is plenty else bent - strut etc. The lower control arm (LCA) may also be bent though unfortunately the alloy ones are pretty stiff and tend to pass the impact on to other components and/or the frame.
UkNuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
Uncle Scotty
*** Banned ***
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
OK buy Nates beans


....d0000d....call yer insurance and have the car towed to a shop and in a couple weeks ya get it back all fixie-fixie........unless ya KNOW somebody who KNOWS Subarus....'cuz this one isn't gonna be easy to get right
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 09:09 AM   #6
Turn in Concepts
Former Vendor
Member#: 93646
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Many Track Records
Let us help you go fast!


Could also be the knuckle that is bent.

I agree with US. Get it to a place that knows suspensions and/or subarus as much is going to have to be disassembled and inspected to figure out exactly what is borked.

Turn in Concepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 09:23 AM   #7
Scooby Guru
Member#: 86356
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
2015 s1000r
wheelie monster


See if your insurance will cover a new camera too. Looks like it was damaged in the crash.
waktasz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 10:04 AM   #8
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 98294
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Clarksburg, MD
2004 Honda Civic
2006 Acura TL


Originally Posted by waktasz View Post
See if your insurance will cover a new camera too. Looks like it was damaged in the crash.

PM me if you car is totaled . .I'd love to do an sti conversion with your parts . .
ALaDDiN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 12:25 PM   #9
Butt Dyno
Street's closed, pizza boy
Member#: 17301
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Why do they always say the Evo
is the "dark side"
06 Evo #7 STU, 05 Saabaru


Butt Dyno is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much do you think this should cost to fix? WoohooRX Interior & Exterior Modification 12 07-08-2006 03:13 PM
"So, how much is this gonna cost me?" HamFist Off-Topic 13 05-18-2005 01:16 PM
So.. How much is it gonna cost? Chikenbok Pre-2002 Factory Turbo Powertrain 1 04-10-2005 02:05 AM
How much is this going to cost us? sunnynw Political Playground 0 09-22-2004 10:21 PM
How much is this gonna cost me? diediemyscooby General Community 9 11-12-2003 06:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2016 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2016, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.