When the top half of your tire (and nothing else) makes contact with a Ford E150 (that cut me off) the forces create a downward bend on your drag link...
My Jeep now has a smirk from the accident this morning.
It started 1 mile back... We were both in the right of two left-turn lanes. He waited to get into the left one. Then around the curve, he thought he could take my lane, but my horn told him no... He got upset and kept cutting me off. I changed lanes, he did too, and hit his brakes...
I was finally ready to turn right (2nd to last before getting to work) and he decided he wanted to cut me off again... My Jeep said
. He pushed the lower quarter panel of his van into my tire... He needs it to be straightened out, and painted... His rear bumper also is 1" further away from the van than normal. My Jeep felt fine, and I did a quick inspection for anything broken near the wheel, it was fine.
Cop came, because I was a dick and made the guy wait 30 minutes for them to show up, only because his rude ass was in a hurry. I told the officer what you see above, and he looked at me and said nice rig.
He also said that in this fucked up state I live in, since no officer saw it, there would be no ticket given out. So I told him to chew out the other guy for being an ass on the road, and he proceeded to talk to him for 10 more minutes (using his hands to explain shit). I meanwhile was sitting in my Jeep, trying to start it again with the damn shifter issue I have. Finally my Jeep started and then he let the other guy go.
Seemed fine on the way to work (1/2 mile and that is curvy roads) so I thought nothing of it. When I left, it was pulling to the right... But not really, the wheel was off center and I was holding it straight.
I can straighten out my drag link or go after this guy for a new one...
What say JKO?
Do you see the smirk?