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My lugnuts fell off on the freeway today

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by only_K, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    only_K

    only_K [OP] 1st Gen. Pride

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    When i was driving to the movies with my girlfriend i felt like i ran over something. I thought i had a blowout or something because i saw some pieces flying up. My truck started grinding and i pulled over. I got out and looked around and didnt see anything wrong. I looked under the truck and this is what i saw.
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    My brake assembly came loose and separated. I was very fortunate that the wheel didnt come of completely. After getting a closer look there was no major damage other than the inside of my rim was scuffed up. I got my truck towed home and bouth some new lugnuts from autozone. I was very lucky to not have died or hurt anybody else.

    Lesson learned: Never half ass putting your wheels back on. I took apart the rear end last week and just air wrenced them on. ALWAYS tighten them with your hands (and or torque wrench).
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Actually, Use a torque wrench.....Your hands cant get them tight enough either. ;)
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    X2, and remember to tighten them in a criss-cross pattern. 80 foot pounds should be fine.
    Start off at a lower torque and work your way up.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    wow man thats really lucky! you could have done a lot of damage!
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    you lucky duck
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    Glad to hear your ok. Always use a torque wrench. It probably would of been worse if it was the front tire.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    I drive backwards to work once in a while just to tighten the lugs up.
     
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    Yes, I found out the hard way when discount tire cross threaded one of mine and I broke it off trying to remove it.
     
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    You should see other drivers' reactions...that's what's crazy.;)
     
  18. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    A 'her' this time? Changing it up I see... :p
     
  19. Jun 4, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    I hear he changes up often....Right hand...to left hand....
     
  20. Jun 4, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    i think i'm gonna go out and make sure my lug nuts are tight...haha
     
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