if front wheel hit a curb can that affect alignment on all wheels or only the one that hit the curb, and also can hitting the curb affect suspension or anything else,
- car doesnt pull to left or right,however the ride doesnt seem as smooth as it used to , or isthat just my imagination
06-14-2007, 11:22 PM #1
if car hit a curb, can that affect the suspension
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06-14-2007, 11:28 PM #3
Depending on how hard you hit the curb, your alignment could be off. It doesn't matter how many wheels are out of alignment from the curb because they do all 4 wheels anyways. theres no such thing a 1 or 2 wheel alignment.
Suspension could of been messed up too. Control arms and maybe shocks could be bent. This all depends on how hard you hit the curb though.
06-14-2007, 11:28 PM #4
06-14-2007, 11:35 PM #5
one bad wheel alignment messes up the enitre car's "pull" so even though the other wheels dont have their alignment messed up itll still pull to either direction....see what im sayin son?"Nothing is more painful to the human mind than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainity which follows and deprives the soul both of hope and fear." - Mary Shelly
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06-14-2007, 11:42 PM #6
06-14-2007, 11:51 PM #7
depending on how hard u hit the curb it sholdn't eally messed up anything. Stock size tires are softer than tires that in the catagory of z rated. They can take hits and not affect much on the car. If your car isn't pulling or riding lumpy you should be ok.age: 26
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he didn't even hit it hard/fast, i saw the whole thing, he had no traction, got traction and instead of putting the clutch in and stomping the breaks, he just flew across the wrong side of the road and hit the curb.
a minor hit, like if you just bumped the curb, i wouldn't worry about, but get your alignment checked, otherwise she'll be fk'dPANTERA.
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Doubt if your suspension is wrecked your shock absorbers will take up alot of the impact.
Most probably like rocky said, one of your wheel weights have popped off.
OP - what makes you think the ride isnt smooth, does it feel uncomfortably bumpy ect?
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