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tighten your lugnuts...
Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:36 PM
Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:31 PM
Found On Roadside Dead
Actually, this one never even made it to the side of the road
Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:45 AM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:01 PM
The problem is that my spray coupe (95 GMC) weighs in at a little over 14,000 lbs, and it does alllll of its miles offroad. The rear lugnuts wandered off the duals on the backside of Lyman ridge here in Skagit county. Needless to say with 7,000 pounds on her back, it takes the studs out when that happens. I go so slow in that thing (4mph tops), and it's so noisy that you just don't hear/feel stuff like that happening. I was around 20 miles from any sort of pavement. Had to walk about 5 miles or so to get a cell signal. I got some lug studs, and nuts brought up, and had her going again in about 5 hours. I guess the good part is that I wasn't around any people, but, the payload that coupe hauls usually adds a little stress to any situation.
Sounds like you guys lucked out to have it outta there so quickly...
Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:13 PM
It is very important to make sure stuff is tight.When I am getting ready to go on a trip out of town I check my lugnuts.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:19 PM
they caught the bandit and he then got sent off. amazingly, the arson rates went down when they were sent off. bad people i dont care for.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:04 PM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:38 PM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:08 PM
i did not really expect to drive it, and when i pulled it off of the trailer at the shop, i was so damned excited that i drove it around the block, then pulled it in.we fixed her up.then he asked if i wanted to load it back up, and of course i said no....
and for the record.i have tightened lug nuts my whole life without a torque wrench.and this was the first time anything like this had ever happened.it was quite amazing. i am sure we looked like a pit crew going to town ......we got back to the house, i pulled it in the garage.right about that time, my wife(then GF) got home from work.she asked what was goin on, as we both slyly looked at each other sipping our beer, i said "nothin, how was your day?":)cheers, brian
Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:47 PM
I hear you there. Sometimes nuts just back off. My spray coupe has (8) 3/4 lug nuts hold on duals. Every time I have the wheel off I hammer them bastards back home with my rattle gun (not a crappy one either), then lean hard on them with a 3' breaker bar, and I'm not a little guy. Even if stuff is tight, longterm vibrations, and rough terrain can just loosen it. I know that's exactly the case with what happened to me. I got real lucky on that one, same as you.
Now I just check them on my spray coupe every week. I'm not chancing that again.
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