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    car sits higher on one side - after wheel got hit

    ok, the side my car was hit, sits higher now, just replaced the track rod end, inner one and outer one,

    what else could be damaged from a car hitting my wheel?

    could only really be lower arm?
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    Check springs and shocks on both sides?
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    Hope it aint that, I'm on coilovers


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    Anyone with any more suggestions? coilovers look completely fine


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    What side is higher?

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    Side the car was hit. I believe it's the left passenger side.
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    any pictures?

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    I would suggest you get the car on some ramps and do symmetry checks on the strategic parts off your suspension.

    Get known points on the bodywork ie. Jacking points, rear point of wheel arch etc. and measure to the center (or obvious fixed points) on your suspension and compare sides to see if there are any discrepancies. Also the top mounts inside the engine bay check rubber mountings for sign of distortion or/and damage.

    If that is all OK I would suspect that the coilover ram is bent/distorted causing increased sticktion and not letting the suspension return to its normal Rest position.

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    I would replace it anyway on that coilover

    Need pics mike as its a bit vague

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    Will get some pics later.

    My mate has a wishbone so going to chuck that on. See if that works. If not looks like suspesion then.

    May as well get decent coilovers where i can adjust the hardness/softness try and make it a no comfier to drive.


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