"Mustang hits curb"(3 times)....what should i check?

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  1. streetstang67

    streetstang67 Member

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    Headed home tonite and i hit/slid into the curb as i was makin a left turn. The right rear blew immediately and i went all over the road. First I ran up on the right side curb, then the left side curb, then spun 180* into the right side curb. The tires were way past worn out, so I should have known it was coming. I've checked everything on the car that I can think of and found 1 bent rim, and two sliced tires. The hood is also slightly out of line, and of course an alignment is definately needed. What else should I check after a "wreck" like that? suspension appears in good shape, as does everything else, but I want to be sure anything that was damaged gets fixed, any suggestions?

    BTW, dont ever buy uniroyal tiger paws...they sucked, I'll be getting BFG's tommorrow
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    Ozsum2 New Member

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    You are damning tires that were worn out. Check your frame rails. If the hood alignment was affected, it could be THAT serious.
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    bnickel Founding Member

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    ozsum, i think he was trying to say that they sucked because they wore out so fast.

    streetstang67, if the hood is out of alignment there is a good chance that the frame was tweaked. one of the first things i would check is the shock towers to make sure they aren't cracked anywhere especially in the area around the upper control arm mounting points. i had the passenger side cracked on mine about 8 inches from the UCA towrd the top of the tower. good luck and i hope it's not too serious
  4. gingerbreadman

    gingerbreadman Only half-baked Founding Member

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    wouldnt a 4 wheel alignment tell the story a little better????

    was the hood misaligned before the accident????


    -gbm-
  5. PerformanceRed

    PerformanceRed New Member

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    Bring it to Ford and have them check it out for any steering, wheel, suspension, frame and undercarraige damage. And go back to driving school to learn how to drive properly.
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    Ozsum2 New Member

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    Red, or should I say Hop, you are on your way to being banned. Just what is your problem anyway?
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    gingerbreadman Only half-baked Founding Member

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    or next time aim for the sidewalk red powder puff is walking on :rolleyes:

    jack the car up and do a visial inspection of everything undernieth, id be wanting to take it to someone if you think the hood was actully misaligned due to the accident....

    -gbm-
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    eric n Founding Member

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    Mustang hits curb"(3 times)....what should i check?

    BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL. Then what everyone else said.
  9. PerformanceRed

    PerformanceRed New Member

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    I didn't mean to offend you. Anybody who hits their car on the curb has to be more careful. I meant no harm by saying what I said. Please don't take what I said the wrong way.
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    gingerbreadman Only half-baked Founding Member

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    ok now that was a little funney :D :rolleyes:

    -gbm-

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