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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #751
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Hello from Kansas, stopped at the family farm enroute to MO.

Somewhat eventful trip, chumps who put on my new truck tires didn't torque them down properly and I neglected to double check them. Long story short, I caught it before I lost all my lugs on the driver rear tire (sheared off 5 of the 8). Luckily I only ruined the wheel and the sheared studs...could have been a lot worse.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #752
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Hello from Kansas, stopped at the family farm enroute to MO.

Somewhat eventful trip, chumps who put on my new truck tires didn't torque them down properly and I neglected to double check them. Long story short, I caught it before I lost all my lugs on the driver rear tire (sheared off 5 of the 8). Luckily I only ruined the wheel and the sheared studs...could have been a lot worse.
Dang !! Close one. Had a tire come off my bronco one time. Scary it was a steal tire too. Luckily I was only goin 20 mph
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Unread 02-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #753
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Unread 02-24-2013, 04:09 PM   #754
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Dang !! Close one. Had a tire come off my bronco one time. Scary it was a steal tire too. Luckily I was only goin 20 mph
Yeah it was. We were going 75 grossed out @26,500lbs. Would have ended badly
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Unread 02-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #755
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Ahh yes, but with that you'll have some nice bds rear springs on CL.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #756
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Nope. BDS are going to the front and the rubicon express springs are already spoken for. Everything gets recycled in our club
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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:16 PM   #757
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Hello from Kansas, stopped at the family farm enroute to MO.

Somewhat eventful trip, chumps who put on my new truck tires didn't torque them down properly and I neglected to double check them. Long story short, I caught it before I lost all my lugs on the driver rear tire (sheared off 5 of the 8). Luckily I only ruined the wheel and the sheared studs...could have been a lot worse.
I woulda started googling for a lawyer at that point... sometimes thats what it takes to make idiots learn.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #758
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I woulda started googling for a lawyer at that point... sometimes thats what it takes to make idiots learn.
We thought about that but decided a simple phone call tomorrow to let them know what happened should be effective enough. Not looking for compensation, would just like them to make sure the kid who worked on it is more careful in the future.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #759
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We thought about that but decided a simple phone call tomorrow to let them know what happened should be effective enough. Not looking for compensation, would just like them to make sure the kid who worked on it is more careful in the future.
Wow, your a lot nicer than I would have been. They'd be replacing my spindle, studs, rim and giving me a refund for the original labor.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #760
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Wow, your a lot nicer than I would have been. They'd be replacing my spindle, studs, rim and giving me a refund for the original labor.

Probably sent from under my broken heep
I'm just looking at what I want the end result to be. The studs and wheel are small change compared to the car load of kids that someday could lose a wheel. I think the owner will be more apt to directly address the issue if I'm not rolling in trying to get money, justified or not.
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I'm just looking at what I want the end result to be. The studs and wheel are small change compared to the car load of kids that someday could lose a wheel. I think the owner will be more apt to directly address the issue if I'm not rolling in trying to get money, justified or not.
Agreed. When people go for money business owners are more mad at that most times. Causing them to sweep the problems under the rug or just to fire the person, who doesn't learn. I'm surprised it happened though. My best bud works for a major tire dealer and the training he went through was very meticulous and carefully watched. A "wheel off" is a massive ordeal and it ends up being very costly for the company.
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Agreed. When people go for money business owners are more mad at that most times. Causing them to sweep the problems under the rug or just to fire the person, who doesn't learn. I'm surprised it happened though. My best bud works for a major tire dealer and the training he went through was very meticulous and carefully watched. A "wheel off" is a massive ordeal and it ends up being very costly for the company.
It happens more than you'd want to think though. I work at a peterbilt dealer and some of the techs are the just about the laziest people. Where the term cuttin corners is their middle name....
I've had a few come up and say "why are you wasting time torqueing the wheels? Just hit em with the gun till it stops spinning!" I laugh and keep on torqueing. It shouldn't be tolerated but lucky for the public any kind of "taking wheels off" is "below their pay grade" if you ask them.
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Of course there are lazy people and there always will be. It sucks that people have to worry about it but that's why I send anyone I can to my buddy. I trust him with my Jeep and my life.

I think their tightening policy is star pattern with the impact, circle with the impact and then repeat with the torque wrench. Not entirely sure though.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 06:46 AM   #764
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Of course there are lazy people and there always will be. It sucks that people have to worry about it but that's why I send anyone I can to my buddy. I trust him with my Jeep and my life.

I think their tightening policy is star pattern with the impact, circle with the impact and then repeat with the torque wrench. Not entirely sure though.
I saw these "Torque-stick" sockets at a local wrench night my buddy throws each week; I'm surprised more places don't use them, liability= passed to the tools


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Hello from Kansas, stopped at the family farm enroute to MO.

Somewhat eventful trip, chumps who put on my new truck tires didn't torque them down properly and I neglected to double check them. Long story short, I caught it before I lost all my lugs on the driver rear tire (sheared off 5 of the 8). Luckily I only ruined the wheel and the sheared studs...could have been a lot worse.
Happened to me in my 1973 FJ40 a few years back but I wasnt so lucky.... 70 mph down the highway...sheared all 6 lugs, threw us into the air as the tire went under the fender and then slamed us down on the drum!
Oh that sucked big time....only thing good that came out of that is the shop that did it fixed everthing without question
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