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      11-25-2012, 11:58 PM   #45
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Wow that's crazy, glad you and everyone else made it out ok
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      11-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #46
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eww so the wheel mounting flange broke off?


just trying to bring a little humor into an otherwise serious/scary thread.
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      11-26-2012, 12:09 AM   #47
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Here's how it looks. Notice that one of the lug nuts is not there and the rest are broken.
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      11-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #48
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Here's how it looks. Notice that one of the lug nuts is not there and the rest are broken.
This has got to be one of the weirdest things I've seen yet.

I'd love to hear some theories as to what could have caused this from some members here. I mean I see one breaking perhaps, but something odd has to happen for all 5 to go snap off like that, wouldn't it?
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      11-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #49
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one lug nut came loose and fell off, remaining 4 bolts had got too much pressure and broke down? glad you are okay tho, hope its not too bad to fix it!
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      11-26-2012, 01:06 AM   #50
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The lugs could have been over torqued which would have weakened them. Did you or anyone ever lube the lug bolts or put anti-seize on them? Because you should NEVER do that.

Good to see that this didn't turn out worse though. And I thought my wheels were rubbing badly! jk...
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      11-26-2012, 01:07 AM   #51
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one lug nut came loose and fell off, remaining 4 bolts had got too much pressure and broke down? glad you are okay tho, hope its not too bad to fix it!
I've seen cars riding around with 3 outta 5 lugs before. not saying its smart or even remotely safe... but i gotta believe 4 would handle the job if it must. Then again if he hasn't had work done to it and hasn't looked at it since 2011, perhaps it has been missing a while and over time it wore em' down to the point where it broke off completely.
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      11-26-2012, 01:10 AM   #52
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The lugs could have been over torqued which would have weakened them. Did you or anyone ever lube the lug bolts or put anti-seize on them? Because you should NEVER do that.

Good to see that this didn't turn out worse though. And I thought my wheels were rubbing badly! jk...
does this no lube/no anti-sieze thing also apply to never using 'loctite' ? (i'd assume no since it does the totally opposite thing... but figured i'd ask to be safe going forward...
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      11-26-2012, 01:16 AM   #53
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Definitely over torqued lugs.

Unless the shop you went to and had an argument with wanted to screw you up.
All they would have to do it heat your lugs with a torch and suddenly cool them, making them brittle. And then over torqued.
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      11-26-2012, 01:21 AM   #54
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Haven't touched the lugs since 09/11, local temperature change? Longest drive in a while, hot hub, cold weather? Could be just one of a kind freak accident? Glad you and the fam are ok.
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Glad you are ok. OP

One question

Which lug nuts are you referring to ?
The first type or the second type ?
And what brands are them? OEM ?
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lug nuts were over tightened... stretching them out.
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HOLY CRAP.. glad you're alright.. that's some scary stuff
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sad to see this.
I am glad you guys are fine.
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Glad you are ok. OP

One question

Which lug nuts are you referring to ?
The first type or the second type ?
And what brands are them? OEM ?
2nd ones, they are OEM from BMW.
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one lug nut came loose and fell off, remaining 4 bolts had got too much pressure and broke down? glad you are okay tho, hope its not too bad to fix it!
Do you really thing this happened? My girlfriend has been riding around on 4 for a while because her hub is stripped out and one of the lug nuts won't secure. If so, I need to get that taken care of ASAP.
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Do you really thing this happened? My girlfriend has been riding around on 4 for a while because her hub is stripped out and one of the lug nuts won't secure. If so, I need to get that taken care of ASAP.
Naw.. regardless of the number of lug nuts you have, you can always do with one less

If you value life, get it fixed - pronto.
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      11-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #62
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Same shit happened to me bro. Glad you're ok. Some scary shit.
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ive seen this b4. could have just been loose and the pressure after a while one twisted its way out

since the wheel was loose, but maybe not loose enought o completely come off, it just wobbled along lightly after a while those lugs will lose strenth til it got to that point.

when my wheel came off my old car my studs (on jap cars the car has studs/lugnuts rather than bolts) were broken just do the rotational force with the wheel just wobbling on the hub.

id still call it loose lugs that overtime gave out
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i have wheel locks to prevent theft

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you put this guy to shame.

jk, but glad to hear you and the fam are safe.
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F##k! That's shocking! I saw this happen to a car once but the wheel came off completely. Always wanted to know how this could happen to someone's car.

I recently put the winter wheels on my car; will need to check em out in the morning. So this can happen if you over tighten the nuts?!
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