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Was out being a bit silly and slid into a curb - my left wheel hit it full on flat against it with quite a loud smack.

Now my wheel seems completly out of allignment - i have to have the steering wheel like half way round to the right for it to go straight and I can hear it the front left wheel making skidding sounds occasionally. I limped home and reversing to park it was making some rubbing sounds and took a few attempts to turn the car back round :/

when i got out my right wheel was about 20degrees pointing right and the left was about straight..

My question is do you think I've just whacked the allignment out and euromaster/kwick fit or similar would be able to sort it or is it likely I've ****ed up somthing a lot worse?

Debating wether or not to try and limp it to one of the above places tomorrow or what I should do really.
 

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bent hub/tie/wishbone - if its one of the above would your average garage be able to correct it?
 

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Thanks, I hope its not too expensive. I'm kicking myself for being stupid now was my own dumb fault :(

do you think it will make it worse if I drove it 1 mile to a local garage in the morning? Or should I get it flatbedded somewhere? :(
 

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Thanks, I hope its not too expensive. I'm kicking myself for being stupid now was my own dumb fault :(

do you think it will make it worse if I drove it 1 mile to a local garage in the morning? Or should I get it flatbedded somewhere? :(

Dont know about making it worse but it doenst sound that safe. Then again it is only a mile :)
 

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Thanks, I hope its not too expensive. I'm kicking myself for being stupid now was my own dumb fault :(

do you think it will make it worse if I drove it 1 mile to a local garage in the morning? Or should I get it flatbedded somewhere? :(
cant advise it but...i would (please note this seriously depends on how bad it is)

what speed did you hit it?, glancing blow or did you stop dead?, is the wheel pointing out of the ach at the top?, is there a difference in the gap between the outer edge of the tyre and wheelarch?
 

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was about 20 mph, glancing blow and from what I can see its not pointing out of the arch at the top - will check again when its light, dont wanna piss off the neighbours now.
 

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do yourself a favour and stick it on a flatbed life cant be replaced a skyline can
 

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Yeah I decided it wasnt worth the risk. got it flat bedded to a nissan specialist. Was horribl getting it on the truck the left wheel was slipping and sliding all over the place. nearly fell off the ramp twice :(

I'm still kicking myself over it. Just hope its an easy fix but somthing tells me it wont be
 

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lol, stef, look at your ava arms.. dorian yates if i can see properly... his right bicep is miles bigger than the left...

rich34 sorry to hear bout this mate... i was also kicking and cursing myself bout crashing but luckily my rear suspension setup is fine..... hope it dosent cost to much.....
 

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<< is the proud owner of a bent steering tie rod, lower wishbone and buckled wheel \o/
 

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Yeah, luckily the parts have been sourced and arn't too expensive, and a mate of mine is hooking me up with a wheel! hopefully will be back in business again soon. just need to make a mental note that one should not slide around car parks anymore if at all possible ;P
 

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i've been in the same boat as you,did the same damage aswell :(,what made it was what that it was in the GTR!!!

my dad went mental to say the least.....
 
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