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Hit a curb. now my front tire sets at an angle. how do i go about fixing it?

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Either something is bent or shifted out of line, an alignement shop can tell you what you need

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If the lower control arm was bent, then have it replaced, or have the angles adjusted. A good alignment shop will replace the bent parts, and adjust the adjustable angles for you to bring it back to factory specifications.

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