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Old 02-24-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default how tell if more damage than just curbing rim?

i saw another thread talking about suspension/arm being bent or other more serious damage possibly from curbing a rim pretty hard, how are you supposed to tell if this is so? and if you have low mileage on the tires as well
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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Well, the car will start pulling to side.

Your alignment will feel messed up ... wheel will look like this \ or something
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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jack the car up
take the wheel off

and study the suspension components underneath

should be pretty obvious if something is bent.

good luck
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:15 AM   #4
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and put the wheels in striaght ahead and measure the distance between tyre and guard on both sides to see if one wheel is sitting further back thn the other. (the lazy way) The better way is to remove the wheel and measure from hub centre to guard. As above said, visual inspection is the other way, unless it feels odd, pulling, rubbing, clunking or veering off.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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Take it to an alignment shop.
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