So today my sister wanted to take my jeep to a hiking spot with her boyfriend.
Number 1 rule of lending tools, money, or vehicles. Never loan out any of those that you personally don't have the wherewithal to replace or that you care about the condition they are returned in. Makes enemies, ruins family relationships, and loses friendships if something you care about comes back worse for wear and you didn't want it to.
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.
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.
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
You need to get some good clear pics up if you want more help.