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BMW_7
08-04-2003, 09:34 PM
Kinda went too fast yesterday night around the turn....

My all seasons skidded on the road and my shitty brakes couldn't stop them so...I nailed the curb

BMW_7
08-04-2003, 09:35 PM
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///MsAniTy
08-04-2003, 09:36 PM
your allignment is goen to probably. jsut watch out you might have ****ed up your control arm etc...

wannabebimmer
08-04-2003, 09:37 PM
at least you had steelies on and not nice rims

Lennon
08-04-2003, 09:39 PM
Well, if its your rear tire then its not so bad, just get a new rim, at least those look like cheaper rims, if that is your front, then yeah, get her up on a hoist and take a look at the control arms and what not, make sure she's ok. *th-up*

BMW_7
08-04-2003, 09:41 PM
I got this kinda nasty cut here in the sidewall.. and with the bent rim like that I guess I'll have to go to my mechanic tomorrow to change them...

I have a question, is it OK to interchange brands if the size & dimensions of the tire are the same?? thanks.

Tire: Primera R/S Touring Radials P185/65R15/86T M+S

BMW_7
08-04-2003, 09:41 PM
I was going maybe 30 km/h around the turn. Control arms? shit....how much are those? Maybe Bry can hook me up....

(yes it is my front wheel)

Lennon
08-04-2003, 09:44 PM
I got a set of used control arms for prett cheap from another user once, they were mint, if you obviously buy new from the dealer there pretty damn pricy man......

MiniMan7
08-04-2003, 09:51 PM
I did the same in my Mini once. Luckily the rim was repairable, but the control arm and something else had to be replaced, ended up costing me about $450 CAD.

-Adam

BMW_7
08-04-2003, 10:04 PM
Nah, my control arm seems to be fine, I tried to move it, but it seems sturdy.

I wasn't going that fast...plus, the road was wet.

sonic07
08-05-2003, 01:00 AM
holy crap damn shit .... i can imagine how you feel ........
sorry to hear that ...

madddskillz
08-05-2003, 02:04 AM
that sux...
but atleast now u have a good reason to get rims!

Steve7792
08-05-2003, 02:53 PM
Shit, That really sucks hope you get it fixed.

BMW_7
08-05-2003, 05:55 PM
Yeah... hopefully I'm getting new rims next week...

BUT... my control arm is bent and they can't straighten it out.. What should I do?

Brand New = $200-250

Used - $100...

hmmmm..... I got my spare installed for the time being.

Jon@Bimmersport
08-05-2003, 06:16 PM
30km around wat turn? from the autocross vid ur tires seem to SUCK! no offense but u had SO much understeer i dont think thats normal....it was plowing around the turn...wat tires are u running?

BMW_7
08-05-2003, 06:28 PM
hahaha... yeah... man my first time really sucked

I have all seasons, and I kept hitting the gas instead of slowing down, that is the reason.

Jon@Bimmersport
08-05-2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by BMW_7
hahaha... yeah... man my first time really sucked

I have all seasons, and I kept hitting the gas instead of slowing down, that is the reason.


everyone's first time sucks..wait till i try it..i'll prolly hit all the cones down

BMW_7
08-05-2003, 06:54 PM
I think I hit a few.. Bry hit one too, since it was his first time!

WASABI
08-05-2003, 07:20 PM
Ouch, but it doesn't look too bad. I've got rims if you want to replace them. ;)

BMW_7
08-05-2003, 07:24 PM
it is pretty bad... when I said I think I hit the curb at 30 km/h my mechanic laughed... lol

I am so broke now though.. I wanted to fix the brakes but I guess I'll have to ride them out. :(

BMW_7
08-07-2003, 04:53 PM
OK guys... went to Chuck's.. they are great! I got a used control arm + new ball joint for $200! the control arm seemed good, w/no rust on it.

is the bushing supposed to wiggle in the end?.... :confused:... or maybe I was on drugs...