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Old 01-08-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Oops, I wrecked my Rex

Hey folks, I've had this baby since the day she got to the dealers lot in '01. This morning I managed to skid right into a curb. I hit a pothole mid turn and I think my ABS kicked in, I honestly can't exactly recall what happened.

I drove her home probably about a mile, mile and a half tops. She pulled to the right without steering input and I had to hold the steering wheel to the left to go straight, I could smell the burnt rubber from rubbing halfway to my home. If there's anything you need to know about the car I'll do my best.

But here she is, could y'all tell me what you think as far as how bad it is.

Thanks!

P.S. I know it looks like I don't take care of her, but if you saw where I had to park everyday...I've tried to be nothing short of loving to her while I've owned her.

Passenger side front wheel.

Same wheel, different angle.

Again.

Again.

Driver side front.

View from front.

View from the back.

I realize the undercarriage pictures aren't very useful, but hey I tried. If you would like better/clearer pictures please let me know.



Again, thanks for your troubles.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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drift action!!!i wonder if i started a poll how many of us have done this haha. But on the serious side look at the control arm/lateral link/strut/ wheel/hub.....and what ever else looks bent.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Drifting is done in my partner in crime's bright red G35

I was thinking control arm, axle, strut...thanks for the confirmation. And yeah...that tire and wheel are BUSTED. She's not going to see the road for a while unfortunately. Would this be the time to replace struts/springs etc? Or...not really.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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The control arm and tie rod are probably shot, but depending on how hard you hit it, it might not be as bad as you think. I previously fixed this problem on an old RS I used to have and it wasn't overly difficult. However, if you don't have a heated garage to work in during the winter, I'd highly suggest waiting until spring or taking it to a shop.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:21 PM   #5
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How much did that run you?

Right now it looks like all those internal parts are pretty much done, along with a new set of tires and a new wheel.

EDIT: I'm at school all year, so it's being taken to a shop near where I live not near where I go to school.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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How much to fix my damaged Subaru questions. Posting pics for sympathy is fine. Asking people how much to fix will net you 12,000 guesses. You don't get a diagnosis for cancer online and the same rules apply with car damage. This sounds mean spirited, but it is honestly true.
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