Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Well I may have lucked out.
I put my car on stands today to try to assess the damage. The two driver's side wheels are toast but the tires are okay so I just ordered new rims. The grinding sound was just a bent rotor shield. The steering wheel is still pulled slightly to the left so I have an alignment scheduled for Tuesday. One uncertain issue is some fresh AT fluid on the PASSENGER side output shaft (the side away from the impact). I've known for a while my transmission case gasket has a slight leak but I wonder if the impact worsened it.
Overall though if there is no frame damage or need for new suspension components, I'm pretty happy.