Journal #7877

Posted 9 years ago2012-07-09 01:43:37 UTC
Don't you just hate it when you're driving down the highway and then your wheel decides it doesn't want to be part of the car anymore?
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Fine leave wheel, we'll be better off without you!
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14 Comments

Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 02:02:53 UTC Comment #66439
My older brother's car eats tires. At one point he went through 3 blown tires in 2 weeks. Always on the same wheel too.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 02:08:18 UTC Comment #66438
It'll buff out.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 02:16:25 UTC Comment #66448
Never had a tire blow out before, though I assume the whole wheel falling off is similar just instead losing a tire my car just lost the whole wheel.

I'll admit watching the wheel bounce down the road was pretty funny after the initial shock of it all of course.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 02:41:13 UTC Comment #66447
I refuse to believe this is possible without neglecting maintenance for years.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 02:43:33 UTC Comment #66449
Actually, it was just brought into the shop a few weeks ago. Go figure.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 06:30:46 UTC Comment #66446
I was really close to a stupid accident like this a while ago. My dad just changed a tire on the car, but he got into a conversation with somebody as he put the screws. He somehow forgot to tighten them up.
Well, hours later I took the car and went a few km with it. When coming back I could hear a strange noise coming from a tire. At one moment my steering wheel began to shake and I said it's enough to stop the car(hopefully I was almost home, after going downhill...). I called my dad, and when he came he noticed the screws were on the verge of falling off.
I think I was lucky...
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 11:00:35 UTC Comment #66444
Damn you wheeeeeeeel!!!!!
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 12:43:59 UTC Comment #66441
Whoever put your wheels on last obviously neglected to correctly fasten the lug nuts. You said you just brought it into a shop a few weeks ago. That's the most likely source of your particular predicament, although it would be pretty hard proving it to be their fault, given the amount of time that lapsed before it happened.

It also looks like you sheared off one of your lug studs in the process.

Hope you collected the wheel. In all likelihood there's nothing wrong with it, and those things are damn expensive.

Grim: Tell him to get a gat dang alignment bruh.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 12:53:10 UTC Comment #66451
Wow that is impressive, i figured wit was your ball joint, but apparently that is still attached to your car, lol!

how in the hell did all the lugs twist off like that?!
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 12:58:46 UTC Comment #66442
It's pretty easy if they're hugely under tightened in the first place, or worse, put on backwards.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 13:02:21 UTC Comment #66445
goddam sir, glad you're ok!
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 13:29:22 UTC Comment #66450
Awesome :D
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 17:04:00 UTC Comment #66443
Srry- I put lugnuts on backwards once when I was learning. Luckily my uncle caught it and corrected me.

It was on a full-sized motor home. That could have been very, very bad.
Commented 9 years ago2012-07-09 20:53:05 UTC Comment #66440
wow dude.
I'd definitely call the shop with complaints that's some bull crap.
My trusty 1979 craftsman torque-wrench is always readily available whenever i touch my car.

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