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Heyo, so I don't know exactly where to put this down but I'm guessing it's a pretty large issue when you end up with a fender bender and a broken front passenger side axle.馃槵 I've put around 5,000 miles down in this car over the past 4 months of ownership. Usually I wasn't driving to get somewhere, but only to hoon the car and have some fun. After about 2,000 miles of joyriding (the other 2,000 was just getting places) I felt I had a clear understanding of what the car was capable of and its limits. Well..., I found myself over that limit this past monday. Now for clarification I used to live in San Diego where a usual day was between 60 to 70 degrees in winter, not much to affect grip but I would still take it easier. I now live in Fort Worth, Texas and I attend TCU. This particular monday was a chilling 29 degrees outside, nothing I was used to with the Veloster. I decided I was gonna take the car out to hoon a bit and gain some more experience with the car I'm different temps. A terrible idea as I approached the drive with a very casual attitude (probably due to my youth and lack of life experience). I entered a corner while attempting a Scandinavian flick (my tires were already worn out and getting the back to slip out wasn't as hard as before). Mid corner I realized that the end hadn't slipped out enough and I was barreling towards a gutter at quite a shallow angle. The street I was entering was quite narrow and by the time I jumped on the brakes and drove the steering over it was too late. Tire and front fender met gutter and my sudo street career was over.
 

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TLDR; I could blame the wet roads, the lack of grip, the cold weather, or the oil still sitting, but in the end youth stupidity got the better of me. I should have the car up and running in about 3 weeks. Just beware folks of the limit of your vehicle. Anytime u step close to that line be prepared for the consequences...
 

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Hopefully it's just the axle and can be swapped easily. I previously bent a control arm and was told it couldn't be replaced alone, the entire steering rack needed to be replaced.
 

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We all have our days. The axles are not hard to replace, it's the humbling experiences that bring us back to reality.:grin:
Hopefully it's just the axle and can be swapped easily. I previously bent a control arm and was told it couldn't be replaced alone, the entire steering rack needed to be replaced.
No se帽or, not on the VN. It's not that big of a deal at all. I'm presuming you mean on another car altogether? If someone told you this about the VN, it's bull pucky straight up!!
 

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Are you talking about the upper or lower Control Arms? They're is very easy to replace and sold separately. Someone gave you a BS story my friend.



But hey if they replaced the entire steering rack, more power to you!!:grin:
 

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Well, the right front wheel is pushed all the way back into the wheel well so I'm guessing that any control rod or strut there is no existent now
 

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Didnt read y'alls messages right. My bad, nobody told me that I just assumed. I have yet to get the evaluation from the body shop here in FW.
 

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Are you talking about the upper or lower Control Arms? They're is very easy to replace and sold separately. Someone gave you a BS story my friend.



But hey if they replaced the entire steering rack, more power to you!!:grin:

He probably meant to say inner tie rod, and currently they have it listed in the rack assembly only. Only the outer is available separate.


Well, the right front wheel is pushed all the way back into the wheel well so I'm guessing that any control rod or strut there is no existent now

If you stuffed the wheel that hard be prepared for a total loss. Look at the body lines and and see if and how far anything has shifted to give you some clue of the damage.
 

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They might have said tie rod, whatever it was the shop thought could be replaced alone but Hyundai said nope. The rack was the nail in the coffin that finally totalled it.
 

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Update: no sub frame damage, possibility of needing a whole new steering rack however. Cost evaluated at 10,000. Waiting on Hyundai to see if parts are not on back order.
 

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That was the plan, was going to apply the $2800 (all 4 wheels and tires) toward some lighter wheels but once Hyundai said the rack needed done it pushed the total bill over $23k and they totaled it.
 

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Don't cancel track day! I was T-boned which launched me over the curb. The track is safer than public roads.
 

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Ouch... Good feedback.

<--(cancels track day).

If you're doing your track day on bald tires and the track has standard street style curbs, then yeah, cancel that.


If you're on good rubber, the track has proper berms, and you're not hooning around a neighborhood on baldies, you'll be fine.
 

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I'm just glad I hadn't totaled the car. I hoon quite a bit when I take the car out. Practically anytime I see no other cars I'll attempt something. Gotta tone it back tho especially with passengers. I definitely need to get to the track at MSR Cresson. I know I'm quick and I want to see it come to reality. Here in SD there are some very nice public roads that u practically can double lane on safely. Lots of curves and every corner u can imagine. Theres one area that I have brake points still memorized from months back. Still trying to find roads like that in fort worth. So I've been risking it lately hooning it on bad roads in populated areas
 
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