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I'm a duma$$. Now that thats out of the way... So i was leaving the fair tonight (hour ago) and decided to bomb through the parking lot doing 45. Was all good until i forgot about the drainage ditch :eek: . It wasn't too steep kinda like this: \_/ maybe a 35 degree slope over 3 feet. Well I cleared most of it, left a 6 inch crater from the driver side front corner, hit my head on the roof, ripped off my exhaust tip (was just a clamp on), and looks like i ripped part of the inner fender bolts out but it isn't rubbing the tire. Didnt even lose a hubcap :). However, the car now does have a little shaky-ness to it down the road, but it does drive straight and brake straight. My buddy is gonna take the car and look it over tomorrow while im at work. anything he should look for?
 

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I'd check the front tires for any damage, and make sure the wheels aren't tweaked.

Casey
 

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even if it still drives "straight" you need a 4-wheel alignment. get one ASAP.
 

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Yep, 4 wheel alignment for sure. I would have them check the control arms, tie rods, ball joints, struts, hubs, driveaxles, wheels, and oil/transmission pans for bending or damage as well. Escorts have pretty cheezy factory suspensions. Seems like it doesn't take much to bend stuff. Hopefully it didn't do much damage!
 
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