Ford Focus bent wheel, bad vibration.

Hello all,
I have a 2006 Ford Focus and I managed to slide into a curb on my way to work after our snowstrom here in Minnesota. I didn't think I hit
that hard but I noticed a vibration on my way home. I figured it was ice and snow built up in the wheels, so I pulled them all off an knocked it out. It was then when I noticed my left front rim was bent in slightly. I moved that wheel to the back and put all the wheels back on. I know i will have to get the wheel replaced eventually, but I am a bit strapped for cash at the moment. The vibration has not changed at all and I am worried I may have bent a tie rod or worse. Any Ideas?
Thanks.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

The car is not safe to drive as is. Take it to your mechanic and find out what the problems are. This might be covered by insurance because it was a crash. Until you know what is really wrong, you can't make an intelligent decision on what to do.
Jeff

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Even with the wheel on the back you will feel the bent rim walking around. I have sent rims to http://www.rimandwheelworks.com/ for straightening but I admit it's a little beyond a local stop for you. New expect to pay $250 used $150 to $190 and a straighen/repair $60 to $90 if there isn't a lot of welding. Even with huge welds on the inside, tire shops have been amazed the wheels ran true on the machine and didn't need any extra weights.
Bill

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