Drove fine for two days, put a lot of miles in that time too.
Driving home from getting it washed (for the first time since I've owned it and probably the first time in a year or two of the PO) I start hearing a wubwubwub from the front end. Slow down 80 -> 50, the **** is that? *POW* front driver side drops a bit like the tire blew, ************, pull onto the shoulder and get another *POW* and the driver side drops more.
Tires don't blow twice.
All the lug nuts on the drivers side front wheel are gone, called AAA, tossed the jack under the frame and pulled the tire out to minimize body damage and waited to get towed home.
The CHP guy that showed up hops out of his car
"Whats the problem?"
"Wheel fell off"
He stared at it for a while before he gave up and went off to write up some BMW's doing 70.
Shot of the hub on the tow truck, remains of lug nuts on all the threads, one stud is bent.
Ripped the front apart, pulled the rotor and hub, it was resting on the hub after the wheel gave up. Hadn't taken the core calipers back yet so I grabbed those and hauled off in the trail jeep to o'reilly's.
Who by some miracle had the hub in stock, warranty replaced. Threw the rotor on the lathe to check it, found a little bit of hop, warranty replaced. Grabbed lug nuts for the whole vehicle, cored the calipers. All together they owed me $13.
Really not a fan of coming home to this.
New parts, grabbed a torque bar set for the impact wrench.
My new lug nut procedure is impact with a 90ftlbs torque bar, then click wrench to 100ftlbs.
New hub went on easy, I'm getting a little too good at front end disassembly.
Now for some carnage. I don't have a shot of the fender, it was bent out of shape from sitting on the wheel. Bent it back in by hand but the paint is chipping. Here's the inside of the wheel.
Some pretty good gouges in the wheel.
Mounting area is totally trashed.
So now I need to get a new niner wheel. The jeep junkyard in sacremento has them for 100 clams a pop. Probably see about getting a fender from them too.
It really is only money right?