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hey folks,

Tonight, coming from work after a huge snow storm i understeered into a curb. My BBS lip is bent to **** and the wheels is sitting further back in the wheel well compared to other side:(:(. On my way back there was a pretty big vibration(i'm not too sure if its because the lip bent into the tire) The speed of the impact was probably 15km/h on the front passenger side

What could be have been busted?

I'm soo sad!. I really don't want to part it out, its a mint rust free jetta with 120 000km! without a single imperfection
 

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what are you doing running wheels like that in snow in the first palce?

what kind of tires were you driving in the snow?

You can't tell anything about possible alignment issues by driving on a bent wheel.

the more stupid low you car is the high the chance of suspesion damage because the suspension was already stressed.

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you would part out a car because of a bent wheel?

Buy a BENTLEY, READ IT, look at your car in detail, and read some moer in the Bentley!

understeer in snow = I was driving too fast for the conditions.
 

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what are you doing running wheels like that in snow in the first palce?

what kind of tires were you driving in the snow?

You can't tell anything about possible alignment issues by driving on a bent wheel.

the more stupid low you car is the high the chance of suspesion damage because the suspension was already stressed.









you would part out a car because of a bent wheel?

Buy a BENTLEY, READ IT, look at your car in detail, and read some moer in the Bentley!
wheels are nothign spectacular. Not built
tires are used all season.
Yes the car is pretty low

I will read the manual, it happened around half an hour ago.

Could the damage be so bad that i won't be able to fix it? the wheel is pushed back a bit which is getting me pretty worried.
 

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First of all, never use All-seasons in the snow, they ussually suck. Second, how fast were you actually going that you understeered into the curb? It's not summer yet. Third, why would you need to part out a car just because of a bent wheel? Put on a wheel that isn't bent, and see if you can feel the difference. If you put on a wheel that isn't bent, and it feels fine, as if nothing's wrong, then just change the wheel. If there's still something wrong, then take off the front wheels, and compare everything in the wheel-well. If you can't fix it yourself, take it to a mechanic. :)
 

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First of all, never use All-seasons in the snow, they ussually suck. Second, how fast were you actually going that you understeered into the curb? It's not summer yet. Third, why would you need to part out a car just because of a bent wheel? Put on a wheel that isn't bent, and see if you can feel the difference. If you put on a wheel that isn't bent, and it feels fine, as if nothing's wrong, then just change the wheel. If there's still something wrong, then take off the front wheels, and compare everything in the wheel-well. If you can't fix it yourself, take it to a mechanic. :)
the wheel is messed up but the fact that its sitting further back in the wheel well, is whats worrying me. would it be something that isn't repairable?
Currently i feel like the car lost its virginity. will it be able to bring it back to its virgin state?

i wasn't going too fast. i was braking going downhill and it just locked up.
 

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check the axle. if it's not your daily, i would recommend taking it to your mechanic. I don't have the experience to tell you what to check, but checking your axle, wheel hub(thingy that your brakes sit on) would do. you should probably take it to a mechanic, or a VW specialist.
 

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you probably just bent your control arm.
would that cause the passenger side wheel to sit further back in the wheel well?

check the axle. if it's not your daily, i would recommend taking it to your mechanic. I don't have the experience to tell you what to check, but checking your axle, wheel hub(thingy that your brakes sit on) would do. you should probably take it to a mechanic, or a VW specialist.
i will take it to a mechanic as soon as possible. i'm so depressed right now, because it was a super smooth car that would drive straight forever without any vibrations whatsover. I'm afraid that i won't have that back ever again
 

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i'm so depressed right now, because it was a super smooth car that would drive straight forever without any vibrations whatsover. I'm afraid that i won't have that back ever again
dude, relax. you won't know anything until you take time to inspect it. as stated above the control arm is likely bent causing you to wet your panties about the wheel sitting so far back in the well. take a few deep breaths and count to ten, or inhale deeply into a paper sack or something. geeeeeez.

regardless, the bottom line is you won't know how bad it is until you look.
 

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if you didn't mess up the body, then the entire front subframe can be replaced or the rear axle can be replaced... neither of which should have to happen... you probably need a new/repaired wheel and maybe an alignment. after that it is a matter if you hit hard enough to take out a worn ball joint or tie rod end or possiblt bent the control arm and/or tie rod.

Personally, I have neither sympathy nor patience with people driving lowered car on all season tires.

Have a GTI on 155/80/13 snows and mark III springs on HD bils with VR6 mounts, 4X4 status to some... then again I can drive arounf the folks at work with their 4wd SUV's on wide all season tires.


Thos thread is right up there with the guy bragging about how "stupid low" his car was and whining about cracked oil pans at tthe same time.
 

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hey folks,



I'm soo sad!. I really don't want to part it out, its a mint rust free jetta with 120 000km! without a single imperfection

Its heading toward being a massive set of imperfections the way you are treating it...

leave it alone til you get it fixed...raise the car up if you drive it in the winter, and get a good set of wheels with snow tires mounted up to run during the winter.....
 

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If he lives in Vancouver I don't blame him, and he was somewhere for like 3-4 hours then went back cause we got covered here very fast.

As for you sir, hopefully now you have slept on it, just look under the car, come back with some pictures and people on here I'm sure will help you out, long as you dont keep whining.
Also, it's an mk2 not a Rolls-Royce.

That's all I have to say to you.
 
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