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    Damage to shocks/struts etc....

    So... something stupid happened...
    Really dark road, also rain all over my windows and road, my vision has been declining in the last year especially at night and my headlights are also really starting to suck... making a turn and ran over a low curb like an idiot... harsh hit on my front left, the car body went up at least couple of inches so it def bottomed out.

    On the rest of the drive home, I ran over some small potholes and reflectors and tested the steering... I could not find any ill effects in any way anywhere.

    What other test can I do to see if there were any real damage, or do I have to bring to the shop and have them thoroughly inspect it? Then I might as well go to Firestone and get another free alignment and have them check at the same time no charge.
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    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
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    I ran over a tire once that destroyed my bumper and at least felt like the car went into the air, even if it didn't actually.

    If you are a discerning driver you can tell immediately if something is off. If you think you wouldn't be able to tell generally speaking, I'd just have a local inspector or Indy do a suspension check (loose joints etc.) Only takes about 5 minutes.

    I'd be more worried about bent wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galapolis View Post
    I ran over a tire once that destroyed my bumper and at least felt like the car went into the air, even if it didn't actually.

    If you are a discerning driver you can tell immediately if something is off. If you think you wouldn't be able to tell generally speaking, I'd just have a local inspector or Indy do a suspension check (loose joints etc.) Only takes about 5 minutes.

    I'd be more worried about bent wheels.
    I'll inspect the wheel more carefully, they probably the most expensive part of my car right now

    But anyways ya I'm pretty particular with the way my car feels, every little difference annoys me so, i was little surprised everything was so smooth, maybe just extremely lucky or maybe a small nick that might expand to bigger one ... I'll take it in and have them look anyways... Thanks

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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    I guess I should have added that my car was fine as well after that massive hit, so it shouldn't be surprising if yours is OK too. Suspension can take quite a beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galapolis View Post
    I guess I should have added that my car was fine as well after that massive hit, so it shouldn't be surprising if yours is OK too. Suspension can take quite a beating.
    That's freakin amazing man GEZUZ... So basically as a result it hurt me more than it hurt the car LMAO, i almost had a heart attack

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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    Does it pass the bounce test? You won't be able to see a strut leaking, but can see a leaky shock.
    https://www.arnottindustries.com/blo...ts-vs-shocks-2
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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    Ugh... Took look in the sun and damage FML
    Tire looks like it could blow, might have to change that out minimum, f$#$ got these not too long ago as well, i hate replacing one

    The rim, no idea what to say... I mean it's the structure compromised, is it just a scratch i don't have to worry about, how do you make that decision when it's not obvious

    tire

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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    Wheel might be able to be repaired - talk to a shop that does repairs to make sure the tire bead will seal.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Palm...L+wheel+repair

    Do you have road hazard warranty on the tires?
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Wheel might be able to be repaired - talk to a shop that does repairs to make sure the tire bead will seal.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Palm...L+wheel+repair

    Do you have road hazard warranty on the tires?
    I don't think there's insurance on it....

    Just sitting here getting new tires, FML, i don't like driving with anything wrong and sidewall issues cannot be fixed so, couldn't find any local used tires, wasn't going to waste time shopping around so $150 for some off brand until i replace all 4 maybe next year, tires are more than halfway worn and into the getting into the yellow zone now.

    He said the rim should be fine.

    One less thing... Now the cabin filter...

    Never ends....

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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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