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Old 03-23-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hit a curb hard at an auto-x, what might be screwed up?

Well, I managed to do some damage at an auto-x...


I'm curious as to what could be wrong with my car besides the three rims (one fragged, and two with lips bent slightly), and two tires (a few chunks of rubber missing from them).

Here are the positives:
#1 Car leaks no fluid
#2 A quick visual inspection found nothing obviously bent or wrong
#3 Car feels "normal" when driving except for a pull to the left
#4 Car had no shakes/wobbles up to 55 mph (I was on the donut spare so I didn't go any faster than this)

Here are the negatives
#1 Damn I hit the curb hard (I would say about 25-30 mph into a 5 inch curb, but I'm not 100% sure of the speed)
#2 The steering wheel is about 15 degrees off in the clockwise direction, and it pulls to the left (the opposite way that the steering wheel is offset).

Any ideas on what could be wrong underneath? I'm taking it to a tire/alignment shop tomorrow (or whenever my new rims and tires come in), and I want to get an idea of what the cost could be. Hopefully I can get away with only tires and rims, but judging from how my week has been going this far, (2 other major problems, I guess things do come in threes) I doubt that'll happen...

Thanks a lot for any help you can provide.
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