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Old 08-06-2006
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Pissed off [w/ pics]

So i got my new wheels mounted and balanced the other week, driving home from the drive-in last night and hear a clunking noise up front. I was close enough to home I just took it real easy and pulled in. Took a look up front and see the wheels covered in brake dust and apparently about to fall off. Couple of the studs were sheared off. Looks like the pads were digging into the rotors and the wheel was about to come off. I'm assuming my tire guy put the lugs on too tight or didn't balance them properly and perhaps it wiggled itself loose and warped the rotor. Either way I'm pissed and the wheel is ruined and the truck will need some work. Luckily it didn't come off while I was driving but I believe the tire shop is at fault and I'm hoping they'll pay for most it.



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That sucks dude,hope the best for ya.
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damn, sh1tty deal man. go after the tire place NOW!
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damn dude..id go to who mounted them and be like fix
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Damn, least you have pics man!
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Tighten the lug nuts and go back to that store ASAP....dont screw around on waiting, be there when they open and chew thier *** out...

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yea don't wait man...I hate when ppl don't shops don't know what the heck there doing....I'd watch them do it this time, if you don't they'll prolly try to cut some corners again....
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Are the lug nuts deep enough for the studs?

tighten them up or call the shop ***** and make them send a tow truck out for it.
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Wooo

I had the same problem last year, cost me around 200 dollars just to have them torch the old lug nuts off and replace the hub.
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Um, you need to check and make sure the lug nuts are deep enough and that the center bore of the wheel is wide enough for the wheel bearing or else your wheels are being supported by the studs.
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that sux.....
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I would diffently go back to the place you got your tires put on by, i know if it was my truck those F'ers wouldnt get away with it and i would not be paying a dime to fix it either.
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It shouldnt matter about his lug nuts, if there qualified tire guys, they should know better, come out and be like listen man, these are the wrong nuts etc etc. So....they cant turn that around on him like well "we didnt know those were the wrong ones" be like well your certified right, you should have known better
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wow... if those lugnuts were the right ones for your truck... theres no way that couldve happened unless a tire man screwed up big time. take it back
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