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Fellow Soldiers, PotHole help./?

I Recently hit a pothole on Fort Stewart, on the Front right hand passenger side , Upon going through the run around with USAA and the Installation it not being covered. I took it to get looked at a by a local tire Shop. The assessment was i had bent my lower control arm and radius Bar. To fix everything they quoted me about $800. I tried looking up the parts number to do myself and also searching youtube for any helpful Videos but i haven't gotten any luck. Any tips or Insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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You should have stayed at the pothole, taken pictures, and gotten a police report. Then you have evidence to use for an insurance claim with the owner of the road. If it's a public road, contact your local DOT department.

Without a police report, they will tell you to F off.

But to answer you question, +1 on realoem. You can enter your vin and search for parts.
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You should have stayed at the pothole, taken pictures, and gotten a police report. Then you have evidence to use for an insurance claim with the owner of the road. If it's a public road, contact your local DOT department.

Without a police report, they will tell you to F off.

But to answer you question, +1 on realoem. You can enter your vin and search for parts.
It may vary from place to place, but we don't need a police report to report pot hole damage here where I live in PA, and to try to collect repair damages from PENNDOT or the local township (if a non-state road). We had a problem several years ago on a state road in PA near my house. I called the township first and they gave me the number to call PENNDOT because they said it was a state road. They told me that if I had a problem with the state in trying to get money for the damages, to call the township back and they would help me with the state. The state refunded me for the damages without a problem (two months later).

It wouldn't hurt to call the township where the pot hole damaged your car and pursue it. You'll need to tell them the exact location of the pot hole.
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Re: Fellow Soldiers, PotHole help./?

Navy here... I ran through a huge puddle on NAS Pensacola back in 2004 after a tropical storm. The puddle wasn't cordoned off and it was pitch dark in that particular part of the base so I couldn't see it. Hydro locked the motor on my Fairlady Z.

I went to Shore Patrol to make a report and then to the JAG office to file a claim. I was reimbursed a couple thousand (IIRC) for the damages by the DoD since it happened on base and proper measures weren't executed to ensure safety/damage control.
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I Recently hit a pothole on Fort Stewart, on the Front right hand passenger side , Upon going through the run around with USAA and the Installation it not being covered. I took it to get looked at a by a local tire Shop. The assessment was i had bent my lower control arm and radius Bar. To fix everything they quoted me about $800. I tried looking up the parts number to do myself and also searching youtube for any helpful Videos but i haven't gotten any luck. Any tips or Insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

DIY suspension arm replacement is a simple job - diagrams w/part numbers, jacking info; torques HERE

Backtrack realoem exploded diagrams to reference your model.
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Navy here... I ran through a huge puddle on NAS Pensacola back in 2004 after a tropical storm. The puddle wasn't cordoned off and it was pitch dark in that particular part of the base so I couldn't see it. Hydro locked the motor on my Fairlady Z.

I went to Shore Patrol to make a report and then to the JAG office to file a claim. I was reimbursed a couple thousand (IIRC) for the damages by the DoD since it happened on base and proper measures weren't executed to ensure safety/damage control.


Lucky for me i stayed, took pictures, called the MP's, & filed a police report. so you think if i take it to JAG i'll get a lot more help?
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You should have stayed at the pothole, taken pictures, and gotten a police report. Then you have evidence to use for an insurance claim with the owner of the road. If it's a public road, contact your local DOT department.

Without a police report, they will tell you to F off.

But to answer you question, +1 on realoem. You can enter your vin and search for parts.

Alright i did all that, but the Road was on a military Installation so i don't know how much help the Georgia DOT department will be?
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Re: Fellow Soldiers, PotHole help./?

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Lucky for me i stayed, took pictures, called the MP's, & filed a police report. so you think if i take it to JAG i'll get a lot more help?
That's what I did. The way I saw it, they were the legal experts and I had a broken car that was no fault of my own. Someone had to be liable for my damages and it wasn't me.
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You probably bent both control arm + tension strut as indicated in CALWATERBOY's DIY. It is straight forward DIY for someone intermediate->advanced in weather that is suitable for work. Unfortunately, you "should" do both sides which will run you about $330 for parts, plus cost of a good alignment preferably by a BMW dealership. I assume if you hit something that hard, your wheel is jacked too. $800 wont cover the parts + genuine BMW wheel.

If it were me, I'd def take the cash and do it myself (I've done it already), but it wont reimburse you for time spent doing the project.

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DIY suspension arm replacement is a simple job - diagrams w/part numbers, jacking info; torques HERE

Backtrack realoem exploded diagrams to reference your model.

Thanks for the Awsome info!
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Thanks for the Awsome info!

When I was on duty, bases had bays w/lifts for DIY auto maint - maybe you have access to that? If so, job's drop dead simple.

As mentioned, alignment is required after!
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Re: Fellow Soldiers, PotHole help./?

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When I was on duty, bases had bays w/lifts for DIY auto maint - maybe you have access to that? If so, job's drop dead simple.

As mentioned, alignment is required after!
Yup, NAS Pensacola has that. They call it Auto Hobby
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Fort Stewart definitely has an auto craft shop.

http://www.stewartmwr.com/index.php/...by_auto_craft/


The Libby Auto Craft Center is a 28 bay facility. There are 14 lifts, body and paint bays, bays without lifts, welding area, engine overhaul area, tool check out, work benches in bay areas, and motorcycle repair areas. We are currently increasing our parts inventory to include most fast service filters,fluids,lights and etc.

Special tools and equipment include Hunter alignment machine, two tire changers, Snap-On Computer Analysis, Sun starting/charging tester, Hunter and Bear tire balancer, RTI A/C recharging unit, Mig, Arc Oxy/acetylene welders.The equipment available at the Libby autocraft shop is modern and up to date. Test equipment is checked and calibrated regularly. Work tools are Craftsman, Snap-on, Matco or other quality brands.
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