Is my frame bent or could it just be a other issues?

Asked by Aug 19, 2016 at 05:44 PM about the 2001 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My girlfriend wrecked into a high curb. She took it to a tireshop for an
alignment since the steering wheel points to 2 o clock when going straight,
but turns right to left good and the driver side she hit has a negative
camber.  They told her they cant do anything since it has a bent subframe.
I had someone come to the house to check it out and they did
measurements and checked it out. They told me that I have a unibody not
a subframe.  They told me you can tell by looking at the strut mounts.
Telling me I need a camber kit, steering knuckle, and strut. Told me after
that my steering wheel will go straight and it will drive pretty much like it did
before the wreck, that it is safe to drive.  

I personally feel that the tire plus since they recommended me to a body
shop, that was going to charge me 800-1500 for the part without even
looking at my car, was just trying to get a sale...

What's your thought?  

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You might be right. Have another shop look at the damage, I'd bet you'll need a strut, tie rod or ball joint, maybe a control arm, etc. at a minimum. No camber kit would be required if your replacing all the bent parts. Might not be part of the body and not needing a body shop to get involved. But get it checked to make sure. Oh, you'll probably need a new wheel too.

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