Sorry to bring this thread back from the grave, but basically I had a near-broken control arm. Had to pay basically 500 to replace it and perform re-alignment of "lowered vehicle."
Moral of story: when lowered, try to avoid giving rides. Also, **** DC roads. :P
'14 CLA250 + '04 YZF-R6
'13 Evo GSR, '08 128i, '06 Civic SI, '06 Civic EX, '00 A6 2.8, '97 Civic DX