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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:02 PM
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Drifted my 318iS ...into a barrier! :(

So last night I was driving my friend home, and hit a patch of frost or something horribly slippery and slid at around 50km/h, hitting a barrier with my front right rim (and bumper/panel) and cracking it... also bent whatever was holding the wheel on I'm guessing.

I'm not sure what i should do, as I'm a student working weekends with a low budget. Any suggestions?

I'll post a picture of the damage soon
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:11 PM
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You'll need to thoroughly inspect for any damage throughout the entire front suspension. Provided you didn't bend the frame, the front suspension parts are pretty easy to replace. But if you are not familiar with working on cars, I'd recommend having a shop fix it. A poorly fixed suspension can be extremely dangerous.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:38 PM
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Phew! What a relief. Hopefully the frame isn't bent :O
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:51 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:14 PM
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thank god that bumper and headlights were wrecked.



even cheaping out your looking at 400-1200 bucks


you dont seem to know what your talking about so take it to a shop.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM
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You're right, I'm very new to cars in general. I got my first car (a little 90's Nissan) in March, and ever since then have had a huge interest in working on them!

I'm thinking of selling it actually, I have someone offering 1500 cash in 4 days for it in the condition it's in...
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:18 PM
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dear god. take it and run... FAST
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:18 PM
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Never was a fan of the body kit on it, but I sure liked the way it drove
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