Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Budy of mine did same thing back in the '70s in his '74 Mustang Mach1 .... which had a stock V-6. He did it in the rain, didn't even scuff tire sidewall, but bent axle.
Well ..... maybe it wasn't "the same thing" he done, but it was close?
geaux, .... as hard as you hit, you need to get her on a lift and carefull examine all control arms and the mounting points at the car's frame as well, and after replacing the axle shaft that is definately bent .... put a point (a thumb tack is good) on both the left rear and right rear tire's tread. Rotate the tires to where the point to straight back, meassure between them, then rotate to bottom and meassure again, and then rotate so straight to front of car and meassure again while on the lift.
All three distances should be same. If all three aren't same, housing is tweaked .... or just "bent". They don't have to be exactly same but within 1/8" would be good.
Remove thumb tacks.
A fine pair ... ... and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!