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    I hit the curb in the rain, and I noticed my alignment is WAY off, how do I adjust...

    the left to right ( not camber ). Should I look for anything else while Im down there? thanks.

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    I saw another post that said you were looking for new rims and tires, if thats the deal wait too you purchase them then have the car "professionaly" alligend.
    Not quesitoning your ability but when they hook it up too the machine it will pretty much make it good as new.
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    Thanks, good Idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toneloc71sr View Post
    the left to right ( not camber ). Should I look for anything else while Im down there? thanks.
    did the steering wheel change position as well?

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    u could have messed up something major by hitting the curb depending on how hard u hit it and how u hit it. u could have bent a contol arm, screwed ur wheel bearing...ect. get it professionally aligned. if they cant align it, then u messed something up and they should be able to tell u what needs to be fixed.

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    when i did a 360* on a wet surface, my left front wheel hit the curb. bent the wheel, lower ball joint, and spindle. oh yeah, and i broke the rack and pinion housing. wasn't pretty. drove it to my shop with the steering wheels about 45* off and wandering badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    when i did a 360* on a wet surface, my left front wheel hit the curb. bent the wheel, lower ball joint, and spindle. oh yeah, and i broke the rack and pinion housing. wasn't pretty. drove it to my shop with the steering wheels about 45* off and wandering badly.
    ouch...sounds very expensive!

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    the rack was $500.00

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    WOW!!! Mrr23! I guess Im lucky then cuzz I too did a 360 on a wet surface. When I got down there I didnt see any damage other than 1 bent rim and one cracked rim. My right front wheel was off only by about 15*. The control arm was straight, the spindle metal looked good ( no stress marks ) but I didnt look at the other side to compare, the rack n pinion looked intact. I had to adjust my control arm out about 2 1/2 inches to get it to look straight. Hmmmmmmmmm, wonder where the 2 1/2 inches disappeared to???? :

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    how did you get 2 1/2" out of the adjustment slots? they aren't that long. more than likely, the arm slide in as far as it could go. look at the distance between the spindle and the top of the wheel on each side. look to see if there's a visual difference. have you taken it to an alignment shop to verify everything is where it should be?

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