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    little damage to the a arm?

    Took a turn too fast, not paying attention and hit the curb going a little too fast. its the a arm I think?
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    Looks to me like the A-arm and the endlink are both toast.

    Not to mention that you may have stearing and alignment issues.

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    wow you crunched that up pretty good.
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    ouch
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    it looks like you need a new a arm sway bar inner and outter tie rod and new end link... ouch
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    Dang, more than i thought then. just thought it was the a arm, but then again im not the best mechanic out there. seems like its going to be a little more than i can do.

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    Just look at it as a good reason to go put on a nice new sway bar and set of end links. it's like you did yourself a secret favor .
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfredoduran527 View Post
    Dang, more than i thought then. just thought it was the a arm, but then again im not the best mechanic out there. seems like its going to be a little more than i can do.
    all of that is easy ****... also you may need a new strut as well
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    I did that and completly totaled my car, I dint have a subbie tho. It was a typical 17year old screw up. That lookes bad tho. You should definetly check the frame and allignment.

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    Yeah... you definitely have more than just a control arm problem there. That end link is busted and you may have damaged the sway bar, the tie rod is likely all jacked up as well, I wouldn't be too surprised to see further damage to the steering rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Yeah... you definitely have more than just a control arm problem there. That end link is busted and you may have damaged the sway bar, the tie rod is likely all jacked up as well, I wouldn't be too surprised to see further damage to the steering rack.
    I dont think there is any damage to the steering rack... they can take a beating... I took out a curb at 55 toasting my front and rear subframes along with the right side of the undercarraige and my steering rack was just fine...

    but that FSB and innertie rod are for sure toast...
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    Also, question: How the **** fast were you going?!
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    Yea it is a typical 17yr old mistake, im only 17 yrs old. taking it to the subaru dealership and seeing what they tell me. I guess they are going to be the ones fixing it because my dad doesn't want me to be messing with the car anymore, considering it is mine.

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    I was going only about 35 mph
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    Yeesh, that's going to be quite the insurance claim. That thing is all kinds of ****ed up.
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