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Old 06-29-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rain + crappy tires = Accident .. HELP!!

Well here it goes, about a month ago I had a bit of an accident. As I was making a turn the car broke lose as it had rained the entire day and I have SUPER CRAPPY tires, I didnt react on time to counter and I slid into a curve at about 15-20mph; I bended and cracked my rear passenger wheel. This weekend I had my new wheels mounted, and I had to keep the steering wheel almost half turn toward the passenger side in order to keep the car in a straight line. When I got home I lifted the car and watched how the rear passenger wheel woobles. I then took the tire off and that the brake disk follows the same woobling.

I thought about replacing the rotor with belief that this is the cause of the woobling. I want to know what do you think??
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Sounds like you bent the HUB and knocked the alignment way off. So replace the HUB, have the alignment checked. Get some decent tires and you should be good to go

Unless any of the suspension got messed up in the process, check to see if anything looks bent i.e. upper and lower arms and all mounting hardware is good.
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I think if you hit something hard enough to break a wheel and bend the rear hub, you have probably damaged other suspension components. By your post, I feel your mechanical knowledge is limited, and it would probably be best if you found a competent mechanic to evaluate the damage and facilitate repairs.

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I think if you hit something hard enough to break a wheel and bend the rear hub, that you have probably damaged other suspension components. By your post, I feel your mechanical knowledge is limited, and it would probably be best if you found a competent mechanic to evaluate the damage and facilitate repairs.
Is not like the wheel shattered.. I had a slight bend with a 2cm crack at most. I compared the damaged side to the undamaged one and I didnt really see any mismatch, but once again I might not know what I should be looking for; Ill post pictures when I get the chance.
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I did the same thing in the rain on bald tires, at about 10mph though, and I hit the front. It bent the lower control arm, broke the sway bar end link, bent the shock, took a small chunk out of the tire, and scratched up my rim pretty bad. Thankfully I had the stock daisy's on there, with plenty of sidewall protection.

If you bent a rim at all, you probably did quite a bit of damage. I'd source a complete rear suspension assembly from a scrap yard. So A-arms, hub, and maybe even axle.
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Well here it goes, about a month ago I had a bit of an accident. As I was making a turn the car broke lose as it had rained the entire day and I have SUPER CRAPPY tires, I didnt react on time to counter and I slid into a curve at about 15-20mph; I bended and cracked my rear passenger wheel. This weekend I had my new wheels mounted, and I had to keep the steering wheel almost half turn toward the passenger side in order to keep the car in a straight line. When I got home I lifted the car and watched how the rear passenger wheel woobles. I then took the tire off and that the brake disk follows the same woobling.

I thought about replacing the rotor with belief that this is the cause of the woobling. I want to know what do you think??
You slid into a curve....or a curb? What the **** does bended mean, or did you mean bent? And whats with woobles and woobling?

Sounds to me like you drive just as bad as you write. Pay more attention to both next time and you should be in good shape.
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You slid into a curve....or a curb? What the **** does bended mean, or did you mean bent? And whats with woobles and woobling?

Sounds to me like you drive just as bad as you write. Pay more attention to both next time and you should be in good shape.
Ease up dude. Clearly English is not this fellow's native tongue.
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Ease up dude. Clearly English is not this fellow's native tongue.
Nope it is not, and honestly I couldn't give less of a **** about my spelling
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If you bent a rim at all, you probably did quite a bit of damage. I'd source a complete rear suspension assembly from a scrap yard. So A-arms, hub, and maybe even axle.
I was afraid I'll hear this one O_o... Ill post pictures of the car and wheel when I get the chance.
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Sounds to me like you drive just as bad as you write. Pay more attention to both next time and you should be in good shape.
Dude, didn't you run into a pole??
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Dude, didn't you run into a pole??
Well....yes. But that pole put itself in my way, it wasn't my fault.
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Well....yes. But that pole put itself in my way, it wasn't my fault.
LMAO!!!


The freaking CURB cut me off
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Oh btw Im ordering new tires Nitto NT NeoGen VR 205/50/15.
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Where's the F'in pics?



BTW, just ran into a curb with my front right. Some dip **** ******* cut me off at 5AM in the rain. Bent lower control arm, end link, bent sub-frame and it took a 4" chunk out of the wheel. It was a PITA to repair, lots of work on my part but the car is better than it was. Replaced my stock motor mounts with Mazdaspeed ones while I was at it.

Hitting curbs can do lots of unseen damage. Good luck. Better luck on your grammar skills though.
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I hit a guardrail years ago on the rear passenger side. IIRC I ended up swapping out just the pass side lower control arm because it was bent. So +1 that you most likely bent something in the suspension. You need to check it out carefully or get somebody who knows what to look for to look at it.
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Nope it is not, and honestly I couldn't give less of a **** about my spelling
It's one thing to not spell a word... but to use the wrong word completely is when people start to think you 'tarded.
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Nope it is not, and honestly I couldn't give less of a **** about my spelling
Start caring or get off this forum. We put a lot of time and effort into helping you with your problem; the least you can do is put a little effort into your posts. We're grown adults here, and we type like grown adults should.

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Start caring or get off this forum. We put a lot of time and effort into helping you with your problem; the least you can do is put a little effort into your posts. We're grown adults here, and we type like grown adults should.


Sure, is just a pain when someone tries to cut your head off for a word or two. Thing is that I do the posting from work and cant really proof read while looking over my shoulder for the co-workers that run to tell on anyone about anything.

About the issues with the car I havent had the time to do anything is been pouring the entire week, Ill wait till the weekend and hope for better weather. Also I sent pictures over from my phone but I dont know what happened to them.
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Something got bent.

Figure out what, it could be anything.
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I'm in the group with go to a junk yard and replace everything on that corner. Or go piece by piece until you fix it, which will take a lot more time and probably just as much in the long run.
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