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Old 02-05-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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Just when you think your finances are in order and you're getting caught up, something else comes up to screw things up. Today I was turning right at an intersection and I pass by this same one everyday just about. Well, there was a car over the center line so I cut the corner too sharply. There was snow covering the side of the street I figured I'd just be plowing through a little snow --- no. I hit the curb full force with both front and rear passenger side tires. Dangit! I forgot that at this particular intersection the curb sticks out further than normal. I'm now getting "Service Vehicle Soon," and "Service Suspension SYS" on the DIC. It never fails.
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Did you take a look at the control arms and generally survey the alignment? That could be potentially dangerous if you broke something.

Sounds like cheap suspension, jees! I've hit a snow covered curb before in my 89, didn't bend anything or even throw off the alignment....not to mention being rusty as hell.

Hope you don't have too much of an expensive issue on your hands, that REALLY sucks.

Best of luck.
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The curb was pretty high. It slightly cracked the air dam on the bottom. That'* no biggie. The suspension/components didn't visibly look damaged. The curb itself was probably a good 5-6" high and I hit it going 15-20 MPH. The dealer told me that my car had "magnetic suspension." I don't think that'* true, but if it is, I can just imagine how $$$ that'* going to cost! The odd thing is that the alignment still seems to be o.k. It doesn't pull in either direction.
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Heck I backed into a pole going 5ish mph and buckled a control arm...they dont make em like they used too haha.


It may very well have the magnetic suspension, I know its been around a little while, I remember reading about it on the later C5'* I think.
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happens to the best of us, ***sigh***

usually not on camera though
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