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      07-22-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation Curb jumping fail! What to inspect after hitting something

Not truly curb jumping but what should I inspect or plan on replacing after hitting a cinder block size chunk of asphalt dead on with my passenger side tire / wheel at around 50MPH. I am already replacing the springs and shocks / struts. I really hope I didn't bend or break anything else, my wheel is rashed but the lip doesn't look bent or cracked. My steering feels OK, the car was pulling to the right to begin with so that isn't saying much. Someone tell me this would be the prefect time to do the M3 front control arms upgrade I don't want to spend money on right now...
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It is the perfect time to do the M3 control arm upgrade b/c you need an alignment anyway.
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It is the perfect time to do the M3 control arm upgrade b/c you need an alignment anyway.
Thanks! Check out the chunk of my tire that got chopped off, guess I should be thankful it didn't blowout. I was already ordering a new set of tires, as you can see this one is old and shot!

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wheel balance, 4 wheel alignment, also check all suspension components
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Make sure the wheel is still a circle.
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After my similar situation that spanned almost 10 months until everything was fixed I have two recommendations:
1. check the inner wall of your tires involved
2. visually inspect the rims rotating on a lift/jacks for wobble/signs of being bent.

I had a similar issue after hopping a curve on the passenger side (El Paso sand on a roundabout while accelerating...) and thought I dodged a bullet after the alignment and initial clean inspection. The shop missed my 3-4 cm bulging inner sections of both front/rear tires. I found it on my oil change 1-2 months later and Costco replaced them all for less than $100. If you're getting new shoes it shouldn't be an issue but you don't want them blowing before being replaced.

However, about 8 months/~8,000 miles later on these new tires I later found out I also bent the front right rim which you could tell just my freely rotating the tire/rim with the car on jack stands. On visual inspection alone you would have never seen it. That was caught by a better indy shop that I went to for a different reason.
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