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Hello All,

Driving around a round-about tonight I slid and hit the kerb. HARD. Got out to have a look and both the passenger side wheels are very badly scraped, possibly buckled. They're both pointing toe-in as well, front more than back. Hobbled home slowly, the steering is proper f*****d!

Any ideas what I'll be looking at repair wise?

BTW I wasn't going fast but it was wet and it looked like there was fuel on the road.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Front shoudl fix up ok, all suspension parts are replaceable and fairly cheap, but rear may have bent the rear beam! Best look for a straight 2nd hand one if so.

also get the wheels checked properly, even if they look fairly unmarked, such a whack can tweak them on the hub, and give you a wheel which will never balance, and soon make the wheel bearings whine!
 

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glad you're ok mate. i'd get it assessed by a professional and see how you get on. i dont think it'll be cheap [:(] hope it goes ok chap

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Just took some pictures in daylight. Not good.[B)].

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Looks like it's going to be expensive!

Cheers, Jim
 

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i hit the kerb like that on black ice in my Mk3... i shattered the rear alloy into small pieces and the required new wheels front and back, new tyres, new suspension and bushes etc, plus rear axle... it was an expensive slide... and all at 30mph on a clear road the car just span!

Also, check your seatbelts still work, as my passenger side pretensioner went off... i guess that was also because i had passengers.
 

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Hi Jim,

sorry to hear about your accident. Back in December 03 I was involved in an identical accident to yours. The damage was considerable.

My biggest mistake was to take it to a so called VW specialist in London, in my defense it was close to Xmas and I was desperate to have the car back. Below is a list of parts that required replacing.

Power Steering Rack Assembley

N/S Lower Arm Assembley, Bushes,Ball Joint And Bushes

N/S Tie Rod End

Cross Member Assembley

N/S/R Shocks

With labour and VAT the above cost 1700.00.

Sadly it doesn't end there. The handling was all wrong and in the wet it was downright scary.

Took it back to the "Specialits" who couldn't find anything wrong.

Fast forward six months whereupon I took it to have the wheel alignment checked by laser, below are the parts they stated should have been renewed by the previous garage.

Rear Axle Beam 358.00

N/S/R Stub Axle 51.12

N/S/F Susp Leg 42.50

N/S/F Knuckle 122.29

Bearing Kit 29.49

Mountings 29.42

Optiflex 56.00
 

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Contuation...

Another 1200.00 later car was back on the road as good as new.

Moral of the story is be very careful where you take it for repairs and seriously consider getting the work done on your insurance also getting the alignment checked by laser is an absolute neccesity after the work is done.

Good luck.
 

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[:O][:O] not u aswell mate[:(][:(]

have u looked under it yet?? is it wishbone or subframe damage???

hope u get it fixed ok buddy
 

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Oh Ouch! I did a similar thing years ago in my Rover V8 SD1

and bent the front subframe, i fitted a new one but the chassis

leg was out of kilter as well.

I think given the amount of damage you've done, leave it to the insurance co to sort out.

As Monsoon77 has demonstrated, parts are expensive and you need to

make sure the repair is sound else the car will never handle.
 
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