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Arrow Curbing a Benz :(

Hey guys, I recently purchased a C320 2 door Coupe, this is an excellent vehicle and i drive aggressively, and yes tonight turned out to be a little to aggressive.
I was starting out at a red light turning left and i turn of the ESP so that i would skid. I did just that i skidded and over corrected, jumped the curb with solid front wheel contact then solid rear wheel contact at about 30-40 mph.
Once i came out of the air and back on the road i noticed that i had a malfunction with the ESP. I do not doubt that this is not the only malfunction and the tires seem to be off balance after the incident. The out side of the rims do not seem visibly bent but i can not say for the inside of them.
This was definately a humbling experience and no one was hurt thank god. Does any one have advice on what could possibly be damaged and how long it would take to get repaired (including time for parts to come in).
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Sorry to hear about what happen and glad no ones hurt. Call a wheel repair shop can do the repair in 24 hrs at around $150.00 per wheel. Please complete your BW PROFILE - Vehicle Yr/Model and Location.

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You should consider joining the MBCA or the SCCA. You can do autocrosses and track days. If it is agressive driving you like, you can get training and do it in a safer (for others) enviroment. I know the PCA offers driver ed courses. I am sure the MBCA and SCCA do as well.

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Hey thanks for the advice guys, and yeah i need to find a track club so i can do it the right way.
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Wow, that was really dumb of you.
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Potentially very expensive, hope for the best...

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yeah live most everyone said. good luck dude. and at least no one got hurt. AND stuff like that happens to the best of us. just gotta take it as it comes.
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Wow, that was really dumb of you.
hey man thanks, i didnt realize that when it happend at all, good thing i can come here and get really constructive comments like this.
And to everyone else thanks i find this site to be a really great place to recieve great advice on great cars, truely a treasure. Maybe one day i'll learn how to race correctly and safely
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hey man thanks, i didnt realize that when it happend at all, good thing i can come here and get really constructive comments like this.
And to everyone else thanks i find this site to be a really great place to recieve great advice on great cars, truely a treasure. Maybe one day i'll learn how to race correctly and safely
Thanks for keeping insurance rates high for the rest of us.
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Thanks for keeping insurance rates high for the rest of us.
I have nothing to prove to you mr.xpowerseller, and on another note all is well that ends well, all it took was a balance with a replacement front right tire that cost only 39 dollars with the warrenty i had on it and an allignement so i am good to go. I have learned my lesson and maybe i can prevent ignorance in future threads that i post due to this.
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