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Old 12-14-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Slid into a Telephone poll.

Today on my way to school I turned on some black ice and slid sideways into a telephone pole. The pole hit my passenger side front tire and quarter panel. I hit fairly hard and now my tire on that side is toed out really bad and the steering is completely messed up. The steering wheel has to be sideways (90 degrees from normal) to the normal position for the wheels to be straight. Now Im contemplating a few Options.

Since There are no broken parts just bent one I might either..

-dissassemble that whole side and heat it up and torch it back
or
-say fuck everything and put a solid front axle on in. (easier said than done im sure)
or
-Do Like a mid/long travel to it.


Let me know what you guys think. Pics of the damage 2maro.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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O yea forgot to mention I would like to do this as cost effectively as possible.(hahah don't think that's going to happen)
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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You never want to heat and bend any suspension parts weakens the metal. I'd just replace whats bent or broken and get a new front end alignment. Cheapest way I know.
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If you wanna do it as cost efficently as possibe you might as well throw the straight axle/LT idea out the door


How about u just pull the wheel off, see what's bent and replace it? Can't be much worse than mabye a UCA/lower UCA and a tie rod end
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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sees what you did there.
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Did you purposed misspell "pole" in the thread title because this is a "poll" of what you should do now?
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #8
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definitly do not reheat the metal and bend it back that is super dangerous because itll weaken it even further. if your lookin for the most cost effective going SAS or LT isnt the way to go,stock replacement parts would be. if you were planning on going SAS or LT before the crash anyway then id say yah go for it since this is now the reason to do it lol.
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You never want to heat and bend any suspension parts weakens the metal. I'd just replace whats bent or broken and get a new front end alignment. Cheapest way I know.
^^This^^
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Did you purposed misspell "pole" in the thread title because this is a "poll" of what you should do now?
yea....we'll go with that.
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definitly do not reheat the metal and bend it back that is super dangerous because itll weaken it even further. if your lookin for the most cost effective going SAS or LT isnt the way to go,stock replacement parts would be. if you were planning on going SAS or LT before the crash anyway then id say yah go for it since this is now the reason to do it lol.
I've always wanted to go SAS and now's the perfect time. Looking into it at the moment but seems a bit more complicated than I can handle.
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I've always wanted to go SAS and now's the perfect time. Looking into it at the moment but seems a bit more complicated than I can handle.
There is a lot of fabrication involved.........but time and money cure all when it comes to SAS.
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There is a lot of fabrication involved.........but time and money cure all when it comes to SAS.

My main concern would be finding all the parts to complete it within a reasonable amount of time.
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SAS and cost effective are two highly contradicting words.
This^

Lots of custom fab work, moniez, and time is needed for an SAS....especially if you want to make sure it's done right.
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It may just be the alignment thrown out.
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It may just be the alignment thrown out.

That's what I was thinking but it's like the entire tire is pushed in. And the CV is at a really weird crushed like angle.
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This^

Lots of custom fab work, moniez, and time is needed for an SAS....especially if you want to make sure it's done right.
As I do research I seem to find that it would cost alot more than I expected. For some reason I was under the impression SAS was much cheaper, but alot more work than LT. Once again I am wrong...
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Why not just contact your insurance and have them take care of it, unless you have a high deductible?
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Why not just contact your insurance and have them take care of it, unless you have a high deductible?
Yea, The cost of the insurance increase for the next 5 years wouldn't be worth paying. It would be alot cheaper for me to keep my mouth shut and fix it myself.
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