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      11-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #23
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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.
Did you figure out why it happened?

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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!
Indeed it could, we are glad we are fine. Thanks.

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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?
I did my tires back in Sept of 2011, so nothing recently.

No, I don't have spacers on. Trust me, I would love to know why this happened more than anyone else, I just don't know
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      11-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #24
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Damn, that is messed up! I hope you find out what happened.
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      11-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #25
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maybe be possible that someone loosen them as a prank.
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Did you figure out why it happened?
yup...like previously stated...either haters or somebody just trying to steal my wheels.

i went to my girls complex (just moved there recently) left the car outside all day, went to leave, pulled out and it happened. called her to tell her what happen, and when she went outside where my car parked she saw 4 of the 5 lugnuts sitting on the floor. sucky situation.
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i think someone was trying to steal your rims. maybe? Some thieves will loosen all your bolts one night to make the job easier the next night... were all your other bolts on your other wheels tight as well?
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      11-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #28
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i think someone was trying to steal your rims. maybe? Some thieves will loosen all your bolts one night to make the job easier the next night... were all your other bolts on your other wheels tight as well?
Crazy.
OP, glad you're ok.
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When/where did this happen?
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      11-25-2012, 08:43 PM   #30
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Duuuu so glad your ok man!!! So what was the problem not tight bolts? Or was it the spacers.. Im worried cuz i got spacers and i run them at -30 degrees lol
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      11-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #31
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sheez O_O

ive actually done something really dumb and probably would've gotten me to this same situation...i forgot to torque down the driver rear wheel and i could feel it shake when i am not on the throttle so i quickly pulled over and torqued them (i carry my torque wrench in my car).

just glad you are fine as well as your wife and mother in law! Could have been way worse...
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ouch! important thing is that youre alright. could have been way worse for sure.
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wow sorry about your car bro. you put in alot of work into it.
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fucking nuts man. glad everyone is okay. the ladies in the car freak out?
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OK guys, I went to see the car again and tried to figure out what happened. I saw that one of the lug nuts is missing and the rest are half broken and still stuck in the hub.
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lug nuts are still stuck on the hub, but the wheel is on the outside of those nuts... so they slipped somehow through the wheel? but they're still screwed onto the hub... so the studs themselves failed?
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Wow man glad your all unharmed. I literally thought about this happening while I was driving earlier and now I see your thread. I'm going to check on mine.
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lug nuts are still stuck on the hub, but the wheel is on the outside of those nuts... so they slipped somehow through the wheel? but they're still screwed onto the hub... so the studs themselves failed?
Exactly
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Woaahhh, you must have shit your when it happened. So glad you're okey that could have been worse.
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Exactly
I'm no expert, but thats gotta be from over tightening no?

Did you say you had spacers on? If so I'm guessing extended lugs too... what brand were your lugs?

Not suggesting a need for mass hysteria and a recall... Im just curious.
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Woaahhh, you must have shit your when it happened. So glad you're okey that could have been worse.
Not really, I was really calm. Thanks.

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I'm no expert, but thats gotta be from over tightening no?

Did you say you had spacers on? If so I'm guessing extended lugs too... what brand were your lugs?

Not suggesting a need for mass hysteria and a recall... Im just curious.
It could be from over tightening, but as I said, the last time I did my tires was back in Sep 2011 so I am not really sure. I don't have spacers, I had the factory lug nuts.
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Not really, I was really calm. Thanks.



It could be from over tightening, but as I said, the last time I did my tires was back in Sep 2011 so I am not really sure. I don't have spacers, I had the factory lug nuts.
i see.. even more weird... any big ass pot holes or anything recently? (jus throwing it out there)
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i see.. even more weird... any big ass pot holes or anything recently? (jus throwing it out there)
My wife tells me that I always don't react at the moment. I mean even when I got the car back in 2008, I wasn't that happy the day I got but in a week I reacted lol.
Not that I remember of.
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eww so the wheel mounting flange broke off?
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