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Old 03-24-2004, 09:12 PM   #9
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2006 STI



It looks like your swaybar and swaybar link are just in a bind because the bent control arm is pulling on them. The swaybar is basically a spring anyway so it'll be fine and even your endlink looks ok. Those style endlinks either snap or bend at the shaft or the plastic guts inside break, in either case it'll be obvious.

Your control arm probably took the brunt of the impact, so you might be lucky. Hitting the curb sideways, the force of the impact went from the wheel directly to the lower arm so I wouldn't be alarmed by it, it's just the way it was hit. Check the mounting points on the crossmember for anything funny, like cracked paint or a shifted bolt head. It looks like you're ok there too.

Check your strut visually using the other side as a guide. Where it bolts to the knuckle, look around there. I would change the control arm and ball joint mainly, and have it aligned, that may be all you need.
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