what kind of carnage did that create?
Well, the lower ball joint completely came out of it's socket, so it's just the upper control arm and the rack and pinion steering arm holding it together, to the car instantly drops down and the tire back towards the passenger. I pulled in the center and got out expecting it to be a flat tire, and then saw my whole front end dropped about 2 inches, was like f*%*k!!!! I then had to get CHP to traffic break me to the next exit. Driving at a slow less than 10 MPH, just listening to me tearing my tire apart on the way. Finally got to a place where Tow Truck can pick me up, got it home, and on the tow truck it completely gave way, and my front end was laying on the ground.
The driver was very good and experienced. He backed up into my driveway, and I had to drag my front end off the tow truck, but left the front wheels on the tow truck, then he lifted it with the truck, and we placed jacks under it. That was really relieving, because if the car was to just be dropped, there would be NO complete way to get a jack under my car, Literally!
Thankfully it happened at 60MPH, hardy any traffic, and hardly any damage. Just gotta get a new tire, and see if the rim is salvageable, it took a good scraping on the inside, but I think a re-balance and it should be ok and work with the inner fender and such where the tire rubbed, and now dread the $700. in the suspension rebuilt, which I was still in the process of saving up for! lol