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Old 01-01-2014, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Drove all 4 wheels up and over a curb... yikes

I was navigating a dark, non-lit parking lot the other day in an area I was unfamiliar with, and ended up driving over a grassed median type deal that kinda separated two parking spaces.

It was a 4-inch or so curb, and I was going no faster than 5-10mph. My car is at stock height, and there was no damage to the exterior as far as I can tell.

Conveniently the next day I was navigating an unfamiliar non-maintained dirt road and slammed the car into some huge potholes and got all jarred around a few times... was going maybe 15mph.

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I'm not seeing/feeling anything different, or having any problems, and even the alignment is still spot on.

However would it be worth it to bring the car somewhere and have it put on a lift and have the under-carriage inspected (exhaust, frame, suspension, tranny, diff etc.)? Or am I just being silly?

I'm due for an oil change soon here so I'll have the car jacked up in my garage and I can look then, but I'm not an expert and I don't know what I'm looking for.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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If you threw anything out of whack, I believe the TCS wouldn't work and you'd get an alarm. Also, if you feel no vibrations, drives straight, I'd say the suspension is alright. As for other stuff banged up, look at the bottom and look for scrapes. If you don't see any, you're good to go. Scrapes, look closer for damage. Just my opinion
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:00 AM   #3
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check the frame rails asap
just behind the engine is where they get scraped..if u drive in the rain then apply some paint..
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #4
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"YOUCH!" is all I know to say.




What were you driving (profile part says "2014 Ford Mustang v6 (soon)")?
I'ld hate to do that in one of my F-150 4x4s even. Yeah, I'ld check underneath really well. Hard to believe alignment isn't knockered,
but sometimes luck rides along with us.



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Old 01-01-2014, 12:48 PM   #5
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I drove one front wheel up on a 4-6 inch verticle curb while turning, i was only going like 2 mph but I thought I messed up my car from the feel of it, ended up doing no damage at all, not even a scrape on the rim
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:57 PM   #6
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........and even the alignment is still spot on.
Don't bank on that.
You can't tell by eye or even by feel if it's not off too much but your tire will have premature wear.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:31 PM   #7
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I would take it in and have them check it out and check the wheels to see if they are bent at all. When I first got mine I went to make a turn and took the passenger side over a curb front and back. It did not hurt anything but I still had it checked out.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:05 PM   #8
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Should I take it to a dealer or a different shop?

If I take it to a dealer can they log that I drove it over a curb and use that against me later?
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Dealers charge too much and I don't trust them but that's me.
Take it to a tire place and you'll be fine.
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My dealership did not charge me :P Just have your GF take it in and be like I think I ran over a curb can you look at it....
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