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tighten them thar lugs....

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Airjockie, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    micah Senior Member

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    that dude is named fritz, hes a local dude. ill paste the story form our local forum.

    "A vendor (to be unamed at this time) sold him the wrong threaded spline drive lug nuts. They were apparanelty fine thread instead of course (this was the observation of at least one participant there who is a professional mechanic). They threaded on ok, and held torque, but when he went into the first turn, the front passenger wheel came off, then followed quickly by the other 3 as the car lost balance and unevenly applied pressure the the other corners.

    After the car was lifted up and and the stock wheels and nuts put on, the underside looked ok, it rolled, started up and was driving to the paddock area to wait for a flatbed. It looked like the rotors took the brunt of the fall. The fenders and 1/4 panels are all dented. "
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    video no longer posted ?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    from memory

    [video]
    red 3rd gen RX7 at an autocross
    stages up at the starting gate
    comes hard out of the gate
    goes into the first corner
    car looks like it becomes seriously unstable
    right front seems to load up (front right corner goes down)
    squealing sounds
    right rear wheel comes off of the car
    car jerks a little
    both left side wheels come off
    car slides to a stop sitting on the rotors
    video cuts to right up at the car
    people searching for lug nuts
    camera pans around the car
    surprisingly little damage considering what just happened
    right rear corner of the car is a little crunched
    [/video]
     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    All four wheels fell off in a matter of 3-4 seconds. I'm wondering if someone didnt jack his lug nuts as a joke.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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