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Just hit a curb...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tripp, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Tripp
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    Ive not had a great month with my A3. I rear ened (low speed) a merc 3 weeks ago resulting in damage to bumber bonnet and headlights. car has been out of the garage for less than a week when I hit a curb...

    on a windy road I had to swerve some muppet taking the corner too wide. I avoid them only to slide into a curb with quite a wallop(approx 30mph). the passenger side tyre took the full blow and it was instantly obvious damage had been done. so I limped back home to assess.

    the steering wheel is 1qtr turn to the left whilst the front wheels are facing forward (neither are aligned though) there is a grating squeeking sound when I turn the wheel too far right. There is no real power in the wheels (not that i wanted to test it too much) esp is freaking out and the front ended bottomed out going over a bump to my drive which it has never done before...It just feels like im turning on ice - no real feel to it.

    Its too dark to properly look at the damage (not that im fully sure what to look for but here are some pics)

    nearside:
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    Drivers side
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    hard to tell by the images but the drivers side is higher and off centre compared to the nearside

    nearside wheel:
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    Drivers side wheel:
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    the nearside wheel now sits further back than the drivers side by about 1-2 inches and has some play in it when I wobble it.


    Needless to say im gutted / furious.

    im debating on whether to just get the insurance on this (for the 2nd time in a month...) and pay 200 excess or get it done at my local.

    any ideas on whats likely to be damaged...

    thanks

    edit - oops posted this in wrong thread should be in 8l forum
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    Gutted mate, Kerbed mine the other day just damage to the tyre and alloy and that was a hefty chunk in the wallet 50 quid to refurb the alloy and a part worn for 50 quid feeling your pain :-(
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    PM a mod to get it shifted into the 8L section.

    Also, gutted for you - wheel/s, suspension and likely steering damage by the sounds of it. Hopefully it won't be too expensive to fix for you.
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    probably bent the wishbone and or the steering arm. should be obvious whats bent tbh.
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    :( did that once in a Mondeo, bent a Koni FSD shock (which only come in pairs) and hub carrier! If that's the case you're looking at a few hundred in new parts + labour.
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