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    So i hit a curb today :'(....

    This afternoon i had to go pick up my girlfriend from her internship and decided since it was snowing and all that id have a bit of fun. After a few minutes in a local movie theater parking lot having fun i proceeded to leave. On my way out i hit a snow covered curb at all of 5mph with the left front.
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    Needless to say im fairly dissapointed in myself, but i guess thats the price you pay for letting your inner kid out once in a while. the left front is toed out a bit now, i guess it will be allignment time tommorrow...

    Im just shocked that with as much as i throw this car around in the snow that id manage this at 5mph.....

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    Always happens when you least expect it

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    This is true, as long as no serious damage was caused and everything is back to normal after alignment all will be well.

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    Anything to make those wheels look better I suppose?
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    Upon further inspection in the daylight today with some snow and ice melting off of her, i noticed the left front is sitting about 3/8 of an inch further back in comparison to the passenger side. Im guessing it must be a bent control arm in the left front. I took the wheel off to take a look at the control arm last night and the geometry didnt seem off in comparison to the passenger side. Sending her to the shop tomorrow to get a professional opinion, but with the wheel sitting back so far i know something must be bent.

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    Is it possible your insurance will cover it? I don't know how much repair cost will be vs your deductible but its something to think about.

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    I didn't really think about the insurance aspect of it. I'll likely pick up an oem replacement if this is the case and install it with a friends help and his lifts to minimize cost, but my deductable would still be cheaper. I'll have to look into this!

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    I would powder coated them if I were you and it probably be cheaper.

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    Winter wheels get beat up. Its no big deal. That is why you buy cheap wheels for the winter. OTOH if you feel a lot of vibrations I'd get the alignment checked.
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