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Old 02-16-2013, 04:03 PM
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Long time fan of this site, first time poster. This morning as I was leaving from work I slammed my 2009 3- series into a pole. This is my first accident and the only thing I notice from the collision is my driver side tire took all the hit. Before I call my insurance I was wondering if anyone know how much a damage like this would cost me at the dealer. Sorry the picture is a bit blurry.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:22 PM
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Greetings , looks like you got lucky. Wishbone broken. I'm surprised that is the only damage you sustained. Wheel ok?
Have suspension thoroughly inspected.
- replace wishbone (depending on mileage, replace both)
- alignment recommended

At a guess, depending on inspection findings and shop rates, maybe $700.

You would do yourself a favor taking the car to a reputable indy and not a dealer.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:10 PM
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Greetings , looks like you got lucky. Wishbone broken. I'm surprised that is the only damage you sustained. Wheel ok?
Have suspension thoroughly inspected.
- replace wishbone (depending on mileage, replace both)
- alignment recommended

At a guess, depending on inspection findings and shop rates, maybe $700.

You would do yourself a favor taking the car to a reputable indy and not a dealer.

Thanks man, the wheel is fine. I wasn't speeding when I bummed into the pole. I would definitely ask for rotation. The car is still under warranty and I was planning on using it instead of my insurance.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:26 PM
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Warranty does not cover collision or accident. This one is on you. I do hope that wheel tests OK. if you need another try Ebay, not the dealer.

And unless the bill is a couple thousand dollars or more, don't use insurance - you'll pay more in increased premiums than you get for the work.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:38 PM
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any tire/alignment shop can install it.


not saying this is your only damage. Only true inspection can tell but this is the broken part.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 PM
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If he hit something hard enough to break a control arm, it's likely that there's other damage, if only to the front end alignment. At the very least, a visit to a good front end shop and a thorough check-out is a must.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:43 PM
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:27 PM
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I have to agree, To snap that arm like that; I can not imagine there is not more damaged. I would make sure your ins. company has it gone over well as there will likely be more bent/damaged arms or more.

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