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Old 02-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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did somebody try to steal my wheels?

well last night i was at a friends house and after i left on my way home i noticed my rear end was rideing rough but i payed it no attention then on my way to work i noticed a clicking sound then after work i checked and i was rideing on 1 bolt and the other one was gone and the other 3 broke off inside the hub and im running spacers but i have extended bolts but i was wondering if the problem could have had to do with my spacers but i think some body tryed to jack me what are you guys opinions?
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Loose nut behind the wheel??
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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naw the 3 bolts broke off into thw hub
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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I like the style of "stream of consciousness" of the OP.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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Sounds like an attempted theft but why did you ignore the rear riding rough? That could have been a matter of life or death depending on how fast you were traveling. I would have stopped to investigate for the sake of my car and myself.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:54 PM   #6
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what brand? My guess would be "torque" The best way to torque your wheels is by hand, but using a torque wrench will deff help to do it right next time.

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Old 02-04-2010, 12:12 AM   #7
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all about compressor's . but yeah had this happen to me one time. wasnt theft though. had a friend tighten up my wheel while i was doing something else, turns out he didnt tighten it up enough and was driving on lose lugs. happy i found out before the wheel popped off.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:08 PM   #8
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Did you get longer bolts to fit your spacers?

Who put the wheels on last? Did they use a torque wrench?
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:12 PM   #9
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said he had longer bolts.
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