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      04-19-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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destroyed front suspension

smoked a curb after losing control in the rain, my driver side front suspension is F*CKED!!! any idea on cost?
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      04-19-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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how'd you lose control

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      04-19-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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smoked a curb after losing control in the rain, my driver side front suspension is F*CKED!!! any idea on cost?
I can't believe you've done this.
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      04-19-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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too fast, road head, and blindfolded. seriously, just came around a turn too fast on a freshly blacktopped road. any actual cost estimates? i'll find out tomorrow but i'm just curious
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front hit curb.. understeer... depends what's bent..
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sounds about right...any body damage?
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A million dollars. Plus damages for being a cock.
The OP is not blaming anyone/anything else, which is unusual in this forum. Let he who has not though afterward “WTF just happened” cast the first stone…
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      04-19-2009, 08:14 PM   #10
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Thank you for the genuine responses, I was guessing $3k to $5k. I'll try to post pictures before repair, its a pretty sad sight
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      04-19-2009, 08:21 PM   #11
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im pretty sure this is what insurance is for....
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Hard to tell you how much something is going to cost without knowing what is actually wrong/broken/bent first. Last E90 I worked on that had suspension damage on both sides, and some in the rear cost around $6k I believe.
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      04-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #13
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i had a similar problem....my bill came up to $4700 not including bumper scratches and misaligned fender....but the body ran me $400 to repaint front bumper and realign the front left fender (lets just say i knew the guy who owns the body shop - fast and quality work - dropped it off in the morning and got it back in the afternoon)
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Insurance. No way to know without checking. Have a dealer do it if insurance covers so you get all new parts instead of fixed and missed stuff.
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I just got my car back after slamming into a curb with my driver's front wheel at ~40 mph. Total cost was $7300. And the only cosmetic charges were a front bumper and aero lip.
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sry to hear that. it will cost you an arm and a leg. try dealing with your insurance maybe they might cover the costs.
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insurance is completely covering it, first accident so they said it won't even affect my premiums. just got towed, i'll find out the verdict shortly.....
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It may be difficult to negotiate with insurance, but it would be nice to replace the suspension parts with M3 bits, or do a full HP Autowerks job.
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Sorry to hear that. This is one of the easiest things to do in a car. Especially if you are not familiar with the road. Unfortunately, the BMW doesn't appear to be set up to withstand much road damage without expensive repairs for such a minor oversight as hitting a curb too hard. I mean, at the very least you have to replace the wheel, tire, and have it aligned. One wheel and tire off a sport package is around $1,200. No?
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This is a hard repair to estimate, as you can seriously tweak the subframe and body of the car in an impact like that, which would drive the cost up dramatically.
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Unfortunately, the BMW doesn't appear to be set up to withstand much road damage without expensive repairs for such a minor oversight as hitting a curb too hard. I mean, at the very least you have to replace the wheel, tire, and have it aligned. One wheel and tire off a sport package is around $1,200. No?
Even a 20mph impact with a solid object (ie tree or curb) is a HUGE hit. I'm not sure it is realistic to expect any car to survive that without damage, especially not a car with aluminum front suspension parts
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Even a 20mph impact with a solid object (ie tree or curb) is a HUGE hit. I'm not sure it is realistic to expect any car to survive that without damage, especially not a car with aluminum front suspension parts
Well, you are assuming it was a straight on hit. Often when you are turning the car, you dont turn enough and it results in a glancing blow of the curb which some cars will survive without damage and others will suffer major $$$$in repairs.

That being said, buying a light weight "performance" sedan with 18" alloy rims, sport suspension, lets face it, paying for suspension repairs comes with the car. So we just have to be extra careful.
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