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Old 09-05-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:50 AM   #3
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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 .
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:54 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
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....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
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:09 AM   #6
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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.

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See if your insurance will cover a new camera too. Looks like it was damaged in the crash.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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See if your insurance will cover a new camera too. Looks like it was damaged in the crash.

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