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    hit a big ass bump

    hey guys
    i need some more help or a slap across the head cuz I'm a ***** about my car
    i have a 2013 wrx with winter tires and sparco rtt524 rims i was driving and hit a bad pot hole. it ****en broke my front right rim but it's holding air. is there anything else i should check? and i have no idea what i'm doing with suspension so please be as detailed as possible thanks.

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    Get your alignment checked/fixed. They should be able to notice any bent pieces, perhaps nothing is bent but the alignment could be off.

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    ok thanks
    would it be ok if i still drove?

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    Just ask them to check everything out. You will likely want to get your alignment checked anyway if it was enough to break the wheel! Just tell them what happened and to check out all the suspension, make any necessary alignment corrections, and also put the car in drive on the lift to make sure you didn't bend any other wheels.

    I'd put the stock wheels back on for the drive to the shop, just to be safe.

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    the stock wheel has summer times on…….

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    Then I guess you'll have to decide which is safer based on your current weather, the route, and the actual damage to the wheel...etc

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    Like Wreckingball said. Assess the situation. Me personally I would put the stocks back on even with summers to drive to the shop. Have them look at the wheel and check the suspension/ alignment. If everything is okay have them put the winter back on

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    I've done that before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I've done that before...
    So what happen to the car any damage other than messed up rim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jling0311 View Post
    So what happen to the car any damage other than messed up rim?
    Had to file an insurance claim to have $3000 worth of suspension parts replaced, including bent control arms, trailing links, exhaust midpipe, etc. That was worst case scenario though.
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    jling0311,

    Did you get that on the BQE? I heard on the radio that alot of cars had to pull over with flat tires because of the potholes?

    I would check the suspesion on that side, compare it to the other side. If any thing looks bent, then you would need an alignment for sure.


    I would not put the summer tires on unless you want to crash, with all this snow, ice showers, and black ice tonight. I would order a replacement rim and remount the tire unless it has a bubble.

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    suspension, wheel bearing and hub assembly, axles and of course, wheel alignment and balance.

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    Close I got it on the belt. I'm driving her now. The rims holding air and when I let go of the steering wheel it still drives straight

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