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Old 12-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Wheel alignment help

My wife recently hydroplaned and hit a curb with the front left end. The top of the tire now points more outward than it should, and is pushed back more in the wheel well than it should, the guy said more than likely I bent the front LCA, .....I can't tell whether or not its true, and I need to because I don't have the spare money to throw at parts hoping its the answer..... help?

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The passenger side is fine, the steering wheel is straight in both of these pictures

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Yep. Probably the control arm. Hopefully thats all...
Check Rockauto.com. They may have the lower control arm, complete with ball joints and bushings already installed.
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+1^ i work at a body shop and seen that on a subie forester, lca needed replaced, most likely i would check ur local junk yard and fined yourself a used one for the time being. Definately your lca also check ur sway bar end link as well.
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Ok, now, I know a good bit about the engine side of things, but not much about the suspension side. Are the LCA and the A arm the same thing?
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Yes lower control arm is jus another name depending on who your talking to.
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DAmn.....lol
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Well, hopefully my local pull-a-part has one. If all they have is a GT, is the front LCA off a GT interchangable with one off a V6?
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I would think so but not too sure off the top of my head. Maybe 1slosix chimes in, he may know whats interchangeable between 6 and 8
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I don't see why it would be different, might be a bit for beefier.

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They're the same on all New edges.
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