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      11-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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Lug nuts came off while doing 75 mph :(

This is how it looked, all lug nuts were GONE!
Sorry for the bad pics, they are BB pics.
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      11-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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WTF!??! how did this happen? bmw lug nuts?

glad u made it out to talk bout it tho
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      11-25-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Oh my god man! Are you OK? How did this happen?
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      11-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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At least your ok?
WTF Happend?
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      11-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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spacers gone bad?

Do you folks use locktite on your lugs?

Man this is scary stuff!
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      11-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #6
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WOW, glad your alive. maybe someone played a really bad prank on you. no way all of them came loose
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      11-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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GLAD YOUR OKAY! You got some haters man! Someone doesn't like you at all. Haha
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      11-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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wheel locks wouldve prevented this?
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      11-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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that is some serious damage! obviously the lug nuts were not tightened, or the wheel studs snapped off and were not properly threaded.
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      11-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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WTF????

That cannot be cheap to fix....
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      11-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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WTF!??! how did this happen? bmw lug nuts?
Thanks, ya they were bmw lug nuts.

glad u made it out to talk bout it tho
Thanks man

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Oh my god man! Are you OK? How did this happen?
We are fine, I was with my wife and my mother in law.

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At least your ok?
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We are good.

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spacers gone bad?

No spacers.

Do you folks use locktite on your lugs?

Man this is scary stuff!
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WOW, glad your alive. maybe someone played a really bad prank on you. no way all of them came loose
I realy don't think so.

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GLAD YOUR OKAY! You got some haters man! Someone doesn't like you at all. Haha
Thanks, I wasn't in town. I was in Arkansas, which is 4 hours away from where I live, for thanksgiving.
This happened Friday on my way back to Oklahoma.

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wheel locks wouldve prevented this?
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that is some serious damage! obviously the lug nuts were not tightened, or the wheel studs snapped off and were not properly threaded.
They might have been not tightened or over tightened.

So what happened is that I heard something exploding and the car was sliding but traction was trying to hold it, it was hard to control the wheel and the car since the left tire wasn't moving but all three tires were okay. Didn't break hard at all because that would make us just spin and spin, finally stopped at the shoulder of the highway and opened my door looked at it and my first reaction was "OH MY GOD" finally came out of the car and looked at it, car was sitting on the tire like the pictures, thanks to the fender for holding the tire, all lug nuts were not there and not near the car (couldn't find them). It could have been so much worse if the tire just flew away. Thanks God the tire stuck in there and even held the car by a paper width of the ground. What you see on the body is because of the rubber hitting the body. The tire is a total loss and the bumper will need to be replaced. Body will need to be buffed out, also the hub might need to be replaced, hopefully this is it.
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      11-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
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damn dude.. i just had my winter wheels put on and it's been pulling left and right on the highway

now i'm scared

good luck with everything
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      11-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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damn dude.. i just had my winter wheels put on and it's been pulling left and right on the highway

now i'm scared

good luck with everything
GO CHECK THEM, PLEASE.
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      11-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #14
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Glad you are ok OP.

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damn dude.. i just had my winter wheels put on and it's been pulling left and right on the highway

now i'm scared

good luck with everything
Go re-torque the wheels and if you have spacers take them off.
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      11-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #16
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Whoa, that is a crazy story and i'm glad everyone is okay.

Seems like the lug nuts weren't tight enough and if there were spacers I doubt it would be the cause of it.
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      11-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #17
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O.O I'm speechless. Glad you're okay OP. I think this will be a good time to convert to the stud conversion? Hopefully it'll be a cheap and easy fix
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GO CHECK THEM, PLEASE.
indeed i will. i'm going to have them checked tomorrow.

the worst part was, I had them done at firestone and they pissed me off so much i pretty much told the manager to fire this one guy. then I get home and realize they put my two front wheels on the right side of my car and my two back wheels on the left (i have a staggered setup) so i had to go back again and have them re-do it. needless to say, i yelled even more and got my money back

i'm going to have to just go somewhere else now

what a hassle
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      11-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #19
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      11-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
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this actually happened to me on my old car (honda accord) luckily the car was dropped so once the wheel came off it did the exact thing urs did. thats crazy man.
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Oh wow. This could have ended way worse. Im glad you were able to pull over safely and you, your wife and mother in law are ok!
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Well that certainly could have had a much worse ending than it it. Now the question is: why? Did you recently have the tires done? Were you using spacers that may have caused this?
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