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celicatalbot
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celicatalbot Dec 7, 10:46pm - #66107 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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I messed up my car...help

Well it was snowing here in NY..and I skidded on the ice and I hit a curb pretty hard with my wheels, no body damage. Besided the fact that I messed up one of my rims, my steering is alittle off. Like when the wheels are straight, the steering wheel is alittle to the left. Also, my ride doesnt feel as smooth. But that might be because of the wet ground or something. Any ideas or similar situations??

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CID498 Dec 7, 10:54pm - #66108 

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You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.

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LinkTallica Dec 7, 10:55pm - #66109 

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Originally Posted by CID498
You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.

i agree
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celicatalbot
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celicatalbot Dec 7, 10:56pm - #66110 
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Could I just take it to Toyota...Maybe I just need an alighment

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celicaTRDgts Dec 7, 11:46pm - #66111 

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Originally Posted by CID498
You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.


yup what he said

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hephaestus Dec 8, 12:26am - #66112 
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What they all said too. An alignment might be all of your worries hope that's all and I hope your werent driving on some expensive wheels.
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celicatalbot Dec 8, 2:01am - #66113 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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Well I just took out for a long drive now and there doesnt seem to be any problems other than the steering wheel being off centered when the wheels are straight. The ride is smoother. I messed up one of my rims but not that bad. It just needs to be redipped. Anyway, when the steering is off, all that is usually needed is an alighnment, am I correct??

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Mike00 Dec 8, 2:47am - #66114 
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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
Well I just took out for a long drive now and there doesnt seem to be any problems other than the steering wheel being off centered when the wheels are straight. The ride is smoother. I messed up one of my rims but not that bad. It just needs to be redipped. Anyway, when the steering is off, all that is usually needed is an alighnment, am I correct??


After hitting a curb you very well could of bent your rim. It's impossible to tell without taking it in. It's possible that all you might need is an alignment but in all honesty I'd imagine your rim is bent. Could be even worse then that if you hit the curb hard enough. Take it in before you ruin it anymore and find out the real problem.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 3:26am - #66115 

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Originally Posted by CID498
You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.


ditto. alignments are usually not too expensive. obviously depending on the amount of damage
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