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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:09 AM
andrewbmw andrewbmw is offline
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Drove over curb at 40-50 mph, :-(

I have to say that I am really stupid. I was driving about 40-50 mph the other night and didn't noticed the curb/island which splits the lane.

Right wheel hit and ran over the curb and I was quite scared. Fortunately X3 made a solid landing and nothing seems to be broken to my unaided eyes, not even a scratch. The car drives perfectly fine for the past few days and I didn't noticed any anomaly.

So should I have dealer inspected the car? What could go wrong if the car drives perfectly fine?

Just a little nervous that dealer might over claim or estimate the damage and charge big $$$$.

Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:59 AM
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Obviously it's not advisable to do that, however these cars are pretty hardy and can take a good amount (Thanks to that great german engineering). At worst you maybe dented the rim a little bit or mis-aligned the axle just a bit but even that is unlikely. If nothing seems to be wrong then just smile and count your blessing and just keep it in mind in the next few weeks in case anything pops up. Cheers.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:19 AM
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I'd consider getting your alignment checked. Driving with misaligned wheels will cause poor tire wear over time. Should be quick and inexpensive.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:32 PM
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I totally sympathize with what you're feeling Andrew. I have done this before with my former vehicle so you are not alone. I hate those low curb/islands that split the lane!
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:40 PM
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I would definitely get the alignment checked out.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:11 AM
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All of the above! The lane seperating curbs usually have a slope to the sides that sort of keeps you from breaking tires and bending rims -- not always, but sometimes. With luck, and the fact that this car is kind of an "soft roader" and sort of built for this bumping stuff, you may be OK. Next time you will probably not be so lucky!

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:22 AM
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Thank you all for the inputs and I will have the car checked out in dealership on Monday.

I just pray that nothing is wrong with this a month old car.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:08 AM
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Thank you all for the inputs and I will have the car checked out in dealership on Monday.

I just pray that nothing is wrong with this a month old car.
Good luck man...I hope it's ok too.

I still cringe when I think about this....it must have been some soft of sound when it happened and it's a tribute to your driving skills that you didn't crash from being in shock.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:38 PM
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Just went to dealer this morning and they didn't find anything except some scuffs on the inside rim. The mechanic was a little surprised and he did quite some test drive to make sure, :-) What an amazing car!

BTW, I highly recommend JMK BMW if you are in central or northern part of NJ. The SA and mechanic are really nice and patient. They explained clearly about what they checked right under the jacked car. I actually learned quite a bit as they also explained how those components works under carriage. In the end they only charged me $30, which was again a small surprise as their website says $135 for the inspection service. Excellent service and price!

Again, thanks for all your nice comments and wish you all have safe rides everyday.
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