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shaahid
12-04-2007, 08:23 PM
So, it's snowing in Chicago right now and I was in a parking lot going towards the exit and some chic in front of me hit the brakes hard so I hit my brakes and the car started slipping and was gonna hit her so I hit the gas and tried to go around her and then my car slipped and the front driver side wheel hit the curb [headbang]. I got out, there was no body damage. When I tried to drive again the steering wheel wouldn't move. I had to force it out pretty hard.

The car is drivable but it's pulling to the left now. Anyone know what broke and how much I'm looking at for repairs? This sucks... [down]

Militant-Grunt
12-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Some bent control arms on one side/ fucked tie rod, no biggie, that and you'll need an alignment. You have front track or quattro? Bald tires?

shaahid
12-04-2007, 08:39 PM
Quattro... some guy came out to help me and looked at my tires and told me they suck for snow. They're not bald tho. You think it'll be less than a grand?

burner799
12-04-2007, 09:42 PM
^if you do the work yourself then it shouldn't be too expensive at all

////D
12-04-2007, 09:53 PM
bummer! it shoulndt be that expensive if you do the work yourself

Revolution02
12-04-2007, 10:41 PM
when you get a chance to take a look at it make sure your bearing is still good as those often go bad after a hard hit. Good luck with the fix.

Militant-Grunt
12-05-2007, 10:03 AM
Quattro... some guy came out to help me and looked at my tires and told me they suck for snow. They're not bald tho. You think it'll be less than a grand?

Easily should be, if you do it yourself. I mean replacing control arms is fairly cake for any mechanic are well, if you have worn control arms might as well do both sides, a whole kit for both sides runs around 450-500 dollars. Someone who knows what they're doing can bang out both side fairly quickly.

Tifun
12-05-2007, 10:10 AM
Man, everyone in Chicago was in some sort of an accident last night.

shaahid
12-05-2007, 03:07 PM
Man, everyone in Chicago was in some sort of an accident last night.

Yea, my friend hit a stop sign today...

Anyway, I went to the mechanic today and he said I need a new Front left lower rear control arm. And a new stabilizer bar. He quoted me $125 for the control arm and $190 for the stabilizer bar, and $210 for labor. Does that sound fine? Can I get those parts cheaper elsewhere?

0000_a4
12-05-2007, 03:15 PM
My ABS module is shot and the rear keeps slidding sideways when I brake. Not fun...actually I was fawkin nervous driving last night and today.

GQ//S4
12-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Yea, my friend hit a stop sign today...

Anyway, I went to the mechanic today and he said I need a new Front left lower rear control arm. And a new stabilizer bar. He quoted me $125 for the control arm and $190 for the stabilizer bar, and $210 for labor. Does that sound fine? Can I get those parts cheaper elsewhere?

Lucky bastard. I hit the curb on my passenger side with my front tire, curbed my passenger side wheels, bent a tie rod, and supposedly my steering rack is shot now too. Quote total: $1550 and some change.

shaahid
12-05-2007, 03:24 PM
Lucky bastard. I hit the curb on my passenger side with my front tire, curbed my passenger side wheels, bent a tie rod, and supposedly my steering rack is shot now too. Quote total: $1550 and some change.

That sucks man. I went in expecting all sorts of shit to be messed up and having to pay over a grand. When I hit it yesterday I just sat in my car for a few minutes because I was too scared to see the damage. I thought my bumper was gonna be screwed up and my wheel to be bent. Luckily it didn't. Just gotta find these parts cheaper now.

shaahid
12-05-2007, 03:38 PM
Should I just spend the extra cash and get new parts or will used parts be fine?

Calabria
12-05-2007, 05:15 PM
Lucky bastard. I hit the curb on my passenger side with my front tire, curbed my passenger side wheels, bent a tie rod, and supposedly my steering rack is shot now too. Quote total: $1550 and some change.
My steering rack has a tiny leak, only notice a weird noise 1-2x a week and thats all. my mech gave me a quote of $930 for it which im goin pass on.

brlukosk
12-05-2007, 07:14 PM
Your definitely going to want new control arms. Try FCP Groton parts (google) they have good prices.

Stabilizer bar will be fine used ( no wear parts ).




Should I just spend the extra cash and get new parts or will used parts be fine?

shaahid
12-05-2007, 07:35 PM
Do these look ok?

Control Arm (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-07-VW-Audi-A4-A6-A8-Passat-S6-Control-Arm-8E0407693Q_W0QQitemZ350002879927QQihZ022QQcategory Z33583QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Stabilizer (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Front-Swaybar-SWAY-BAR-Stabilizer-96-01-Audi-A4-stock_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33592QQihZ016QQit emZ260176832673QQtcZphoto)

shaahid
12-06-2007, 12:07 PM
I ended up ordering these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130172784648

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-07-VW-Audi-A4-A6-A8-Passat-S6-Control-Arm-8E0407693Q_W0QQitemZ350002879927QQihZ022QQcategory Z33583QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

audiness
12-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Some bent control arms on one side/ fucked tie rod, no biggie, that and you'll need an alignment. You have front track or quattro? Bald tires?

LOL quattro doenst help you stop

burner799
12-06-2007, 07:48 PM
My ABS module is shot and the rear keeps slidding sideways when I brake. Not fun...actually I was fawkin nervous driving last night and today.

nice! my abs modules f'ed too. Luckily i'm in california so the worst i get is some rain. everyone asks whats up with the light on my gauges, i say dont worry its an audi.