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      02-23-2014, 01:22 AM   #1
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Salvage car, how bad is it?

Ok, so I purchased this 07 335 Xi with damage to the right side. The wheel took most of the damage as seen in the pictures and I would like to know your opinion. I'll be taking it to a shop next week to assess the damage but since I'm anxious I guess I'll ask you guys. How bad is it?
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      02-23-2014, 02:03 AM   #2
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Not sure that's enough to salvage a car
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      02-23-2014, 02:08 AM   #3
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Air bags deployed. Already purchased. I'm just hoping there isn't any frame damage. Keeping my fingers crossed. My alternative would be to piece the car out. :-(
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axle looks messed up for sure. If thats an Xi, your in for a big bill......
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      02-23-2014, 06:54 AM   #5
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Frame damage isn't a big deal like it use to be. Some guy hit me head on in a similar fashion in the front right tire. Damage looked similar and the bill was close to $20k. Reason why, that axle smashed the transmission, differential and transfer case all had possibility of damage. The suspension components are cheap relatively speaking but those powertrain parts may cause you a pretty penny. And since there is no real way of knowing it will be a labor intensive fix.
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      02-24-2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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I hope you got a good deal on that. wheel looks pushed really far back, so you're going to end up rebuilding the entire suspension on that side, and probably still end up doing transfer case work. the problem is, like the poster above mentioned, all of the awd stuff is kind of hard/labor intensive to get to and replace, and the parts are costly.
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U just need to get the car in the air and see what u really need. More than likely u will need a knee assembly just to start. Oh this site will help u alot car-parts.com
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Visually looks like a complete rebuild of the suspension on that side. Unfortunately the transfer case and front diff are most likely messed up pretty bad so you would have to by new ones most likely or rebuild and hope there aren't any other problems in them that the rebuilder didnt notice.
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I got an "ok" deal, didnt think it was as bad as you guys said it was but now i understand why. Tomorrow I will either have a heart attack or a happy day. Only time will tell. Either way hopefully I can get my money back by selling "as is"
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U just need to get the car in the air and see what u really need. More than likely u will need a knee assembly just to start. Oh this site will help u alot car-parts.com
Thanks I appreciate your help!
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Thanks I appreciate your help!
what did the shop quote you? and thats not a bad hit. PM me how much did you get it for
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It doesn’t look that bad, trust me I have fixed worst cars, but when I buy salvage cars I try to avoid front hits, because you never know how much damage can cause, a front impact
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I got an "ok" deal, didnt think it was as bad as you guys said it was but now i understand why. Tomorrow I will either have a heart attack or a happy day. Only time will tell. Either way hopefully I can get my money back by selling "as is"

Hope you didn't get a heart attack when you got your quote.
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Heart attack must have killed him since he didn't post back
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Heart attack must have killed him since he didn't post back
lmao most likely..
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