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Icon9 Drove it 'till the wheels fell off..

Well, typically if you say you're going to drive your truck until the wheels fall off, you were counting on a lot more than 60k miles...

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So I went to work and got a new hub assembly and installed it right there on the side of the road..
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Got it back together and drove it home. Got up to go to school the next morning and my luck showed its true colors..

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dude! what the hell did you do!??
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wtf happend?
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Ouch.
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What happened!?!?!?!
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Okay, you cant just put up pictures like that and not tell us what happened.

WE DEMAND A STORY NOW!

also: I hope no one was hurt in the accident.
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There was a wreck involving a police officer on a motorcycle and i was avoiding the intersection by cutting through a parking lot to get to my dad's shop to take tools back from fixing the hub assembly.. Well one of the cops directing traffic thought I was avoiding the police and he was yelling and hollaring at me. Well I look his way and he gives me the "c'mere finger" gesture. So as I'm looking at him, and start turning in his direction i found a 2 foot light pole in a 200 ft parking lot..
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Dang!
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2 foot light pole... how lame
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how couldn't u see the 2' light pole? Thats like saying you didn't see the fat kid running for food.. (i can say that since i am fat haha)

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At least your hub assembly survived

That sucks man, did the cop give you a citation or is he just taking the report?
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how couldn't u see the 2' light pole?
I was paying more attention to the cop then where I was going..
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That sucks man, did the cop give you a citation or is he just taking the report?
Citation? No... He was taking the report. I would of raised some hell if they wrote me a citation for that..
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did the cop laugh at you i know i would of lol
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did the cop laugh at you i know i would of lol
No, he was a complete *******. It was a county cop that was directing the traffic and a city cop who wrote the report. The county cop watched me hit the pole and turned around as if it never happened. When the city cop asked him if what I was saying was true for the report he denied that he had anything to do with it. He said that I must of been paying attention to the wreck that happened.
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what a scumbag cop. however, you should have bit the bullet and stayed in traffic. i'm think up here it's against the law to cut through a parking lot to avoid a red light or something.
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what a scumbag cop. however, you should have bit the bullet and stayed in traffic.
I realize this now..
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That sucks man. Looks like one of those days you should have just stayed in bed.
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Man that sucks, I know the feeling though. I was leaving the parts house after buying brake pads for my wife's 97 Taurus. Ran through a stop sign and got t boned, totaled the car. Sorry to see this.
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Luckily mine is not totaled, but insurance isn't covering it so it's coming out of pocket.. and that hurts a lot..
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OUCH!!! How fast were you going when you hit the pole?
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OUCH!!! How fast were you going when you hit the pole?
15ish.. I wish I would of hit a car, they give some.. concrete poles don't..
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That sucks for the pole hitting, I can admit to that too. I was in a parking lot and doing a few complete 360 turns to try and figure out what a noise was coming from my front end. While I was only rolling very slow, I was paying too much attention to my drivers side tire with my head out the window looking down.......I didn't see that in my 360 degree turns that I was slowly getting closer to a 4' yellow corner post. Concrete doesn't give at all. My damage was nothing compared to yours though.

How did the hub assembly break in the first place? Nice roadside fix though!!
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How did the hub assembly break in the first place? Nice roadside fix though!!
It needed to be replaced extremely bad, and I kept putting it off and putting it off and it eventually just fell apart.
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