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I have a 2007 Civic Si Coupe. Suspension is aftermarket from RedShift Motorsports, Koni Orange shocks, Tein S. Tech springs, SPC Rear camber arms, K tuned roll center adjusters. Inner and outer tie rods are new OEM.

With that out of the way, its story time. About a year and a half ago, I was driving home from work one night and was speeding down a road I shouldn't have been and hit a dip doing 80 mph and slammed my sub-frame in the ground. I put it on the back burner because it didn't change the way the car handles, and also seems to hold alignment. Took the car to the dealership to check the sub-frame, they said it was fine. However, when sitting still, turning the steering wheel something creaks and then, usually, pops on full lock. Does it going both directions. While moving, driving over some dips and bumps sometimes makes it pop, or when the chassis twists like going up a steep driveway sometimes makes it pop. Its not exactly occasional, but its not constant either. I have no idea what it is but I'm certain it is a direct result of the impact that night.

I thought I may have bent my frame on that side, and the reason I think that is because when I redid my A/C and lifted up the front end with a floor jack, when I went to put jack stands underneath the support points I noticed the passenger side was higher up than the driver side by a decent bit, maybe an inch. I took it to a local collision center to get the frame checked, and the guy put it on a lift and checked underneath and told me the frame wasn't bent, but it looked like the car was leaning towards the passenger side while it was on the lift. It evens out when sitting on the ground though. He told me to check the alignment before doing anything else, even though I got one after getting the tie rods put on, so I'm going to go ahead and get it checked.

I'm confused as to what is actually wrong and I don't know who to turn to. I want to figure this out before I start putting serious money in it. Please let me know if I can give any other information that may help, thanks everyone.

MM
 
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