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Unread 07-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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stupid rednecks..... now the left front tire rubs when turning

So today my sister wanted to take my jeep to a hiking spot with her boyfriend.

The way up is a gravel road about 10 miles long, very much like a washboard. And on top of that, it is a little too thin, not quite big enough for two cars to pass each other.

So on the way up, some *** holes with no shirts on in a buick from the 80s some swirving around a corner, slam on their brakes, the rear end of their car starts to slide, and slides right into my steel bumper, completely ****ing up the rear panel of their car. Of course they speed away without stopping, running another person off the road a few hundred feet back.

DAMAGE: So far the only thing that is actually damaged is the steering wheel now must be completely upside down to steer strait. It doesn't pull however. The bumper is barely scratched, and that is the only body damage. However, when I make a hard left, the tire rubs against the lower control arm.

Also, the inner fender inside the wheel well up against the fire wall is dented? I dont know how the tire could be pushed back that far because of the control arms, but someone enlighten me? Is there anything else I should look for?

How should I go about fixing this

Thanks.

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Unread 07-27-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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not all rednecks are bad, i say this cause i is one,


that being said your tie rod, drag link are both prob bent,
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Unread 07-27-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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Dude... That sucks. Where were you? Since you are close I can give you a hand. Visually inspect everything.

Did you file a police report? Get a tag number?
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Unread 07-27-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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Ha well so am I, But not to the extent of driving drunk, without a shirt, and hitting someone and speeding off.

thanks for the info. Im gonna check that tommorrow
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Unread 07-27-2009, 07:23 PM   #5
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Dang, time for an insurance claim. Didn't your sister call the cops????

x2 on the tierod and drag link being shanked.
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Unread 07-27-2009, 07:24 PM   #6
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jacks river Is where she went. I wasnt even there but they didnt get a good look at their car, or the license plate
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Unread 07-27-2009, 08:04 PM   #7
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if all it hit is the bumper, the frame is likely bent... which forced the axle to one side via the track bar/steering arm, causing the steering to be way off

if the frame aint bent I think yer sis may have told you a story. a bumper impact ain't gonna bend any steering/suspension links.

the tire/wheel will/should have a nice mark on it if they ran it in the ditch and bent the track bar.. the control arm brackets might be bent.

some pics and more dammage info would help..
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Unread 07-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #8
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Unread 07-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #9
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jacks river Is where she went. I wasnt even there but they didnt get a good look at their car, or the license plate
I was up in that area this weekend and believe me...there's some stupid stuff that goes on up there on Grassy...I didn't do anything stupid, but know of some stuff that's gone down up there haha. Sorry about the jeep man. Time for an upgrade though if it's the tie rod/draglink

This is off topic, but up there have ya'll heard about any good wheeling? I saw a road that had a HUGE ditch down the middle of it and it looked pretty fun to drive down, but I was wondering about where it goes...sorry for the off topic post lol
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Unread 07-28-2009, 06:30 AM   #10
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if all it hit is the bumper, the frame is likely bent... which forced the axle to one side via the track bar/steering arm, causing the steering to be way off

if the frame aint bent I think yer sis may have told you a story. a bumper impact ain't gonna bend any steering/suspension links.

the tire/wheel will/should have a nice mark on it if they ran it in the ditch and bent the track bar.. the control arm brackets might be bent.

some pics and more dammage info would help..


I too am a little suspicious of your sister's story.

Can you post some pics?
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Unread 07-28-2009, 07:03 AM   #11
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If someone hit me, I think I'd get a good look at their car, and if they would have tried to drive off I would have followed them. Also, I would assume there would be paint on the bumper from the other car.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 07:05 AM   #12
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i would never let my sis borrow my jeep... especially "to a hiking place with her boy friend" but maybe thats bc she has a problem with running into curbs and i dont usually like the guys shes dating lol.

but if her story is true... based on your profile im guessing you still have stock arms... the car couldve hit your tire and bent the lower control arm or damaged the bracket.

honestly just crawl under your jeep and take some pics... if you cant tell whats bent by looking then post up and im sure we can help you.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 07:07 AM   #13
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I too am a little suspicious of your sister's story.

Can you post some pics?
That's what I was thinking.Boyfriend was driving and showing off his skills,wrecked the Jeep and Sis made up a story.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 07:49 AM   #14
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If someone hit me, I think I'd get a good look at their car, and if they would have tried to drive off I would have followed them. Also, I would assume there would be paint on the bumper from the other car.
I think if someone came around a curve flying, and slid sideways into my vehicle, I would TRY to get a look at the car and the driver and the license plate, but I'd probably be more concerned about my underwear at the moment.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 08:25 AM   #15
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So today my sister wanted to take my jeep to a hiking spot with her boyfriend.
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The way up is a gravel road about 10 miles long, very much like a washboard. And on top of that, it is a little too thin, not quite big enough for two cars to pass each other.

So on the way up, some *** holes with no shirts on in a buick from the 80s some swirving around a corner, slam on their brakes, the rear end of their car starts to slide, and slides right into my steel bumper, completely ****ing up the rear panel of their car. Of course they speed away without stopping, running another person off the road a few hundred feet back.
Just out of simple curiosity, how do they know the rear quarter was so badly damaged when they never saw it? It's not possible to see damage on another vehicle that passes you like that.

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DAMAGE: So far the only thing that is actually damaged is the steering wheel now must be completely upside down to steer strait. It doesn't pull however. The bumper is barely scratched, and that is the only body damage. However, when I make a hard left, the tire rubs against the lower control arm.
Based on that, I would suspect that they have damaged the trackbar or as others have said, draglink and/or tie rod.

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Also, the inner fender inside the wheel well up against the fire wall is dented? I dont know how the tire could be pushed back that far because of the control arms, but someone enlighten me? Is there anything else I should look for?

How should I go about fixing this

Thanks.
You need to get some good clear pics up if you want more help.
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