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    GTO control arms/whole front left

    So... I kissed a curb the other night, and now my front left is pushed back... I'm not completely sure what I need as far as parts go. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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    Can you elaborate what you mean by "pushed back"? Is the wheel cocked? Any pictures?

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    you did more than "kiss" that curb.... :/

    without being able to see everything behind the wheel I'd guess upper and lower control arms to start, but you'll need to make sure the points that the control arms mount to aren't bent/damaged as well. Take triangulation measurements from center points on the car to the right side suspension and compare them to the left. You could be looking at needing a new K-frame. Also look to see what your tie rod looks like.

    I'm sure there could be other pieces that would get damaged in an impact like that but you'll have to get in there and check it out.

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    Start by checking your radius rod bushings. They sit in the front radiator core support and the lower control arm bolts into the center of that bushing. Hopefully, all you did was break the bushing. If you need to replace the arm itself, ebay is your friend.

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    I would say you have bent the lower control arm the front castor bushes will be stuffed to I would check the sub frame too easy way to do that just have a look at the bolts and see if there is any old bolt marks forward of it

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