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Old 09-23-2007
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My wheel fell off last night

Well i was driving home from work, and saw a friend at macdonalds. So i pulled into the parking lot goin like 5mph, when i felt a wobble and then my wheel falls off my truck. I got out, and it didnt look good. I part on my spindle snapped, i think it was the part that connect to it that holds the brakes. So my brakes fell off and everything. The tire smashed up into my fender and bent it and ripped my fender flare off, my corner light also busted out.
Keep in mind that i got my truck back 2 days because of the remote start thing. I'm not having the best of luck. Now my parents want to drop my truck back to stock height. Im not going to drive it if they do. I paid for all that stuff i did and now they want to take it all off.

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Well, if its the lift that caused these damages, it would only make sense to put it back to stock, or fix it so it never happens again. And if on top of that mommy and daddy are paying to get it fixed, i wouldn't argue. You won't drive it if its stock height? Smells like a case of spoiled brat.
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smells like a case of go **** yourself. he is making me pay. but i dont get it if they are going to lower it, maybe they will pay. either way i dont have the money to do it so its gonna add up to my stupid debt list. if they put it back to stock i'll probably just keep my jeep and drive that. if they let me leave it how it is, i'll sell the jeep and use the extra money to pay them back.

this sucks. i was about to lift it another 3 inches but looks like its goin back down 3 inches.
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Man, you are having some sh!tty luck, sorry to hear it
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i dont want no stock truck. maybe i shud just deal with it. and save all my money til next summer, then put a double lift on one weekend over ther summer and do some 36's.
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You should be happy it didn't fall off while driving on the freeway, you could have gotten hurt or hurt somebody else. Lawsuits, hospital bills, tickets....you got off easy.
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shud? lol almost.


I'd be hitting up the shop it was at and asking what the Fizzuck they did that they needed to take the wheel off, and didn't have the time to put it back on properly.
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Damn dude my **** feels like its going to fall off and my A/C stopped working these trucks blow!!!! Lets burn them!!!
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Yea, sorry m8, didn't mean to be bashing. I agree with Karpe, so in a ask if they touched your tires, and when they say wes, tell them what happened.

Happened to me once aswell, i have a 98 accord lowered on 18's...some jackass tried to get them off at some public parking lot but couldnt manage to get the locknuts off...but the other 3 bolts were totally loose. I drove off, turned the corner and felt a serious pull to the right. Get out of my car, and the wheel was slanted 45 outwards and broke off 2 of the bolts...expensive!
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shud? lol almost.


I'd be hitting up the shop it was at and asking what the Fizzuck they did that they needed to take the wheel off, and didn't have the time to put it back on properly.
one thing, i always spell it like that when i text and i know the right i to spell it. another thing, i work at discount tire, so itd be my ***. but as a said the assembly didnt come apart. something on my spindle snapped.
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Yea, sorry m8, didn't mean to be bashing. I agree with Karpe, so in a ask if they touched your tires, and when they say wes, tell them what happened.

Happened to me once aswell, i have a 98 accord lowered on 18's...some jackass tried to get them off at some public parking lot but couldnt manage to get the locknuts off...but the other 3 bolts were totally loose. I drove off, turned the corner and felt a serious pull to the right. Get out of my car, and the wheel was slanted 45 outwards and broke off 2 of the bolts...expensive!
yeah mine probably wont be a cheap fix, it fell completely off and slit for about 15 feet. the tire was rolling next to me when i looked out the window because it was still attatched by the brake line. wow i got to show off my new grill, bedliner, and my nice clean truck for less than 24 hours. i didnt have it for a month, and now its gone again.
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Oh, I thought it snapped as a result of the tire coming off. Bummer man, that is going to be an expensive fix.

and I know about the spelling, I'm just giving you a hard time.
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sorry to hear, i agree with going back to the shop and seeing why they left your wheel half way off
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sucks to hear about that
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been there done that... but i was driving down the the highway at a.m. rush hour....stock suspension even......time for sas...
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, sorry bro, bad luck


im with badkarma, time for SAS and 4wd conversion.. no wait, leave it 2wd, with a D30, and run some 38s or 40s
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time for SAS and 4wd conversion.. no wait, leave it 2wd,
but with a t-case
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badkarma that sure is a record for girls in front of rangers. I dont know how you found three hooters restaurants right next to eachother but it's hot, for sure!
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I think it was your spindle shaft...I've heard of MAJOR problems with them...
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that sucks man


i remember when i threw my rim, sucked *****
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Damn dude my **** feels like its going to fall off and my A/C stopped working these trucks blow!!!! Lets burn them!!!
hahahaha yeah dude

yeah my spindle shaft did snap, im sure that was the first thing to go out. i went out and got plenty of pics today so ill put them up tomorrow.
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badkarma that sure is a record for girls in front of rangers. I dont know how you found three hooters restaurants right next to eachother but it's hot, for sure!
it was bone daddy's
10x better than hooters! and we should have had them move to the left to get in front of mine, his, and rangerNVS's trucks for a second pic

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but with a t-case

oh yea, forgot about that part
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that sucks man!
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got pics today, will be up in about 3 or 4 hours unless i decide to do it now.
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