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      02-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Need help :'(

So I live in Boston and we are currently going through a massive snow storm, I took my bimmer out for about an hour to pick up a friend (before the storm got bad) when the storm got bad, I decided to take my friend home.. I wasn't going fast but the ground was snow covered, I take a turn and slide just a tad, just enough for my back tire to hit the curb.. It wasn't hard, just scraped my rim a tad.. until I started driving, I noticed my front alignment was WAY off, and the back of my car kept drifting and my traction control light came on.. So I was like "fuck, I need an alignment to fix this".. I continue driving with the problem, dont want to get stuck in the storm with a broken car.. So while driving my 4x4 and DSC "malfunction".. My front wheels are unaligned from the slide and hit and this error message came up... Any one know what's wrong? I'm taking it to the shop tomorrow pending on weather but I'm extremely nervous please help and don't hate, I'm already in a trash mood
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      02-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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bent c-arm maybe.... lack of trolling in the last 3 days
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bent c-arm maybe.... lack of trolling in the last 3 days
How much would something like that run me? And yea I grew up and them broke my car -.-
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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328...011_2012_2013/

theres a link for a while new set of oem M control arms... so parts shouldnt be that much since you wont need all of them.. idk about labor tho
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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328...011_2012_2013/

theres a link for a while new set of oem M control arms... so parts shouldnt be that much since you wont need all of them.. idk about labor tho
Thank you
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uh, I'm pretty sure you bent a rear control arm not a front one. Your back tire hit the curb not the front. If you get the M3 front suspension, you won't fix the problem you are having.

The steering wheel is off because the back of your car is trying to steer itself to one side. Take it to the shop and have them check your suspension (front AND rear) before you start buying a bunch of parts you might not need.
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oh.. i didnt realize the link i put was just for front arms. my bad
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uh, I'm pretty sure you bent a rear control arm not a front one. Your back tire hit the curb not the front. If you get the M3 front suspension, you won't fix the problem you are having.

The steering wheel is off because the back of your car is trying to steer itself to one side. Take it to the shop and have them check your suspension (front AND rear) before you start buying a bunch of parts you might not need.
this.....

figure out exactly what needs to be replaced before you start spending coins.
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uh, I'm pretty sure you bent a rear control arm not a front one. Your back tire hit the curb not the front. If you get the M3 front suspension, you won't fix the problem you are having.

The steering wheel is off because the back of your car is trying to steer itself to one side. Take it to the shop and have them check your suspension (front AND rear) before you start buying a bunch of parts you might not need.
I wasn't going to haha, I would obviously get it checked before spending
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