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Old 10-18-2016, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hey guys so the other day when it was pouring up in nor cal Sadly I spun out in my z and I smacked a curb and dented my driver side fender and threw my alignment off. luckily, that's all that happened (I hope) yesterday I noticed the car was sagging about 1.5 inches lower on the damaged side I'm wondering what could've caused this my initial thought was springs or shocks but they seem fine could it be a tie rod, Control arm, or something else? I have no idea gonna take the car in for a diagnostic when I get the chance but I was hoping someone could help single out the cause thanks in advance.

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Old 10-18-2016, 11:10 PM   #2
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Hey guys so the other day when it was pouring up in nor cal Sadly I spun out in my z and I smacked a curb and dented my driver side fender and threw my alignment off. luckily, that's all that happened (I hope) yesterday I noticed the car was sagging about 1.5 inches lower on the damaged side I'm wondering what could've caused this my initial thought was springs or shocks but they seem fine could it be a tie rod, Control arm, or something else? I have no idea gonna take the car in for a diagnostic when I get the chance but I was hoping someone could help single out the cause thanks in advance.
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An inch and a half is a big difference, my guess would depend on if your talking about the front or back.

Its best to bring into a repair shop and avoid hitting things, and probably call your insurance because its going to be expensive.
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Ok thanks for the reply the last one at least I can put some pictures up too if that's what you guys are getting at but I don't think it'd be much help I'm taking it into a shop hoping it's just the strut because I really can't afford fixing anything huge or a massive insurance fee every month.
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Ok thanks for the reply the last one at least I can put some pictures up too if that's what you guys are getting at but I don't think it'd be much help I'm taking it into a shop hoping it's just the strut because I really can't afford fixing anything huge or a massive insurance fee every month.
You just need to get it to a frame/collision shop that you trust. Put in on a lift to see what's broken or bent. Be sure they show you where the damage is, and get a written estimate.
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Whats done is done but slow the hell down next time it rains dude
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