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Old 10-13-2009
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My wheel fell off of my 150!!!! pics!!!

So on my way home from work, my rear driver side wheel fell off. I slowly pulled off the road thinking i had a blowout, and the grinding i heard was my rim, turns out my entire wheel fell off. The bolts sheared completely off, all 5 of them and i cant for the life of me figure out how?!? so as i steered off the road i noticed to the left of me that my wheel continued on down the on ramp without me.... its embarrassing to walk 300 feet then down an embankment to retrieve a tire.... not so much retrieving the tire... but walking back while rolling it next to you as all the cars pass by and people looking is very embarrassing... anyway heres the pics, only a cell phone sorry.

Ill know more about the damage tomorrow when i call les shwaab as this happened after hours.











if you look at the FARTHEST reflector dealie, thats about how far my tire rolled, than about 100 feet down an embankment.

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That's crazy!! Did it jack up the bed at all?
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damn dude that blows at least the tire didn't come and tear the bed side off. but get rid of those stacked blocks flip the rear hanger over and get 3 inches of lift out of it. and remove those damn blocks plz
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That's crazy!! Did it jack up the bed at all?
luckily, no. but the inside of my fender flare is effed. which is ok because i was going to paint those this weekend anyway.... probably not now, maybe next weekend depending on how long it takes me to track down a rim. the rim is shot.
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oh man that sucks... what road is that?
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damn dude that blows at least the tire didn't come and tear the bed side off. but get rid of those stacked blocks flip the rear hanger over and get 3 inches of lift out of it. and remove those damn blocks plz
i like it where it is, I have a true 6 inches of lift, i dont need anymore. its a DD so im not to worried about it.
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oh man that sucks... what road is that?
244th on ramp west bound 18. if you dont know the area its the one between the issaquah and maple valley on/off ramps.
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damn dude, good job keeping it upright, that could have been alot worse
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thats crazy Brendon, can't believe it came off.
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thats crazy Brendon, can't believe it came off.
I know!!!! 5 sheared lugs!!! how in the... why in the..... who cares.... its going to cost money to fix.
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oh man i know exactly where that is! i take the exit for 231st st off of 18 (im in unincorperated king county not renton)... that sucks about the truck though man. i wonder why it came off?
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that crazy...ive heard of the lugs just rattling off and bye bye wheel. but they straight up broke? glad no one was hurt
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oh man i know exactly where that is! i take the exit for 231st st off of 18 (im in unincorperated king county not renton)... that sucks about the truck though man. i wonder why it came off?
really? my parents live on 184th off of lk francis road. i used to live there ha ha im suprised i havent seen you. ill know why tomorrow... i hope
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really? my parents live on 184th off of lk francis road. i used to live there ha ha im suprised i havent seen you. ill know why tomorrow... i hope
oh very nice! yeah i actually live on lake desire off of petrovitsky...

and i hope you find out what actually happened to your truck... maybe les schwab did somethin wrong! haha always blame them!
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damn that sucks. luckily im not a member of the losing an assembly club, but i know a few people that are.

who was the last one to bolt up the wheels on your truck? i wonder what they torqued them too. WAY overtorqing is the only
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way i imagine that could have happened.
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oh very nice! yeah i actually live on lake desire off of petrovitsky...
Ha I live on spring lake... small world.
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That sucks. Has les schwab had their hands on the truck lately? They seem to be really good at breaking stuff.

Seems like you would have had to have a couple of loose lugnuts for that to happen, allowing the wheel to move enough and sheer the studs off.
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so who are you sueing? :) money bags.......


jk but im glad your safe, could of been a whole lot worse.
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Who installed your rims last? Looks like someone took the impact to it without the proper torque stick. I'd check them all to be sure.
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the last guys to touch it were the guys who put my 35s on. not shwab a different local tire place, small operation. i havent had any problems with les shwab. ive taken all my trucks there for brakes and tires and if something does go wrong they fix it no problem.

ill see what they say tomorrow and then go about my blamey calls. ha ha

ill also have them check the rest of them when they fix the brokeed one.
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Les Schwab always fixed my stuff too, but it seems like they were always breaking wheel studs and things from over-torquing. Then I would get to sit and wait forever while a parts truck came. lol
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damn man that sucks, i agree with brian, i bet you had some loose lug nuts. im not used to seeing fords like that, around here its usually dodges i see on the side of the road missing a wheel
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wow man that really sucks! Atleast is wasnt the front tire of you would have lost total control! I wonder what could have done it...
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Seems like you would have had to have a couple of loose lugnuts for that to happen, allowing the wheel to move enough and sheer the studs off.
that is what i think as well.

they were not tight, wiggled around until they finally gave way.
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