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Bent sub frame?

I was driving home from work today when I hit this ugly curb (turning right 10-15 mph I think) so I pulled over and check the front right wheel and found no single scracth. What I found though there was scrape,some small bent on the front right sub frame? the black rubber for jack stand met was missing..I attached picture so you guys know what I'm talking about (old picture just sample). My question is should I bring the car to MB dealer and have the frame check? The car seems to be running fine. I will try to drive it tommorw to freeway and see if theres any abnormal on steering.
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If it drives ok I dont think i would worry. there are dedicated alignment shops that have special frame jigs that MB doesnt have. If you are in a large city you might have one. We only have one I know of and our city is 1 million, and you might have to call a few collision shops to find the name as i did. if those fat wheel s arent buggered i bet you are ok. jack the car up and spin the wheel to check that.
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Look at the inside wheel rim, that is the weak part of any wheel.



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It's not likely that you did any damage, the car is very strong, and quite stiff.
The jack pad is only about $4.00 and easily replaced.

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I removed the front wheel everything is fine.

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If it drives ok I dont think i would worry. there are dedicated alignment shops that have special frame jigs that MB doesnt have. If you are in a large city you might have one. We only have one I know of and our city is 1 million, and you might have to call a few collision shops to find the name as i did. if those fat wheel s arent buggered i bet you are ok. jack the car up and spin the wheel to check that.
Both wheel and fender are fine. I didn't see any dent.
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