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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dogdaysunrise, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. dogdaysunrise

    dogdaysunrise 1/2 ton status

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    I know it has to be replaced and soon, but I do need to drive on it until I can replace it and until payday. My rear wheel came loose and chewed up the lugs. With it bouncing around at a higher speed it also chewed up the rim and rounded out the holes. I was able to force the lug nuts back onto the lug's however it is completely fubared now and I will never get them off and on again. Also with the bolt holes in the rim as rounded as they are it is closer to the outter edge of the lug nuts. Should I go and get a bus pass and park the truck till I can get this fixed? Will the rim still be functional with the bolt holes as rounded as they are? or should I fix the lug issue and ride on the spare until I can get my rim replaced?

    Oh and also to mention I can only get 5 out of the 6 lugs back on because one is so chewed up.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    take the bus... losing a wheel at speed is nothing to mess with....
     
  3. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    second that, dont chance it.
    If something were to happen, how would you explain that?

    Do you know why the wheel came off in the first place?
    Recently worked on?

    That should be looked into.
     
  4. dogdaysunrise

    dogdaysunrise 1/2 ton status

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    yea i had just put on some 31's to save on fuel for the rest of the summer until it gets wet enough again to hit mud. Its so dry out right now that it just breaks stuff.

    I had everything mounted and ready, I thought I had tightened down all the lug nuts, but apperently I did not. lesson learned.

    At least I noticed it driving down a back lane and not on the highway.
     
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    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    take the bus, doesnt sound safe.
     
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    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Did they tighten down? Does the wheel move on the drum? If the lug nuts torque down nice and tight I'd drive it.

    Prolly plenty of people will tell you otherwise but I'd drive my truck in such a condition. Press in some new studs asap however as you said you're gonna do.

    Course I don't drive at 70 either though. :crazy:
     
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    park it, fix it.
     
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    tow truck # on speed dial now if you drive it.;)
     
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    unclematty 1/2 ton status

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    If ya was a little closer I'd just give ya rim( assuming your stuff is stock.) Postup what sizes ya need somebody will come through! :D
     
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    texas78k5 Registered Member

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    I wouldn't drive it!
    It wouldn't only put you in danger.....a 31" tire could cause alot of damage/injuries if it came loose! :doah:

    Take the bus!
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    An older toyota izuzu or nissan steel wheel will work just fine. I am sure you can find something in the meantime. How bad did it waller out?
     
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    how bad would you feel if your wheel came off sending you out of control and killing some little kid when you smash there tiny car to pieces, all the while knowing it was because you drove your truck when its unsafe. Not trying to be a dick at all just trying to put it in a little perspective.
     
  13. dogdaysunrise

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    yea its parked, the only time i moved it was to get a little better working angle to hammer out the studs.

    Alot of people say that using a bolt and an impact wrench to get the studs in place is bad, but why is it so bad?

    I dont have access to a press, and as far as I have heard this works fine.

    Opinions?

    Also its a an old 15x6 steelie off an 80's truck. They are comon enough around here, just a matter of finding one in 6 bolt.

    Mike
     
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    i use the gun and open end nut backwards with 3 thick washers covered in grease to help pull it in. works great for me all the time. no comebacks yet.
     
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    I learned the hard way with my old 79 that you should re-torque & check new lug nuts on new wheels. Hell you should recheck them every now and then anyways, just because

    I was mudding after putting my brand new swampers on and I heard this kerthunk kerthunk kerthunk after a run thru the mud. 1/2 ton axles, and 4 lug nuts were missing, 2 were sheared off, and the wheel was resting on the hub. had I gone 10 feet more the whole wheel would have been off.

    Luckilly, one of my "spare" items I carry is lug nuts, and I got it home (about 10 miles) with 4 lugs tightened on, but I didn't move the truck again until I had 6 new wheel studs in both front hubs.

    Don't chance it! Fix it before you drive it again!

    Mike
     
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    Thanks, I fixed it last night, and a friend lent me a spare 31 for the time being until I can get another rim for mine.

    I just pulled them through with a nut.
     
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    Well, you should have hammered them in from the back. Drawing them in tight with the nut puts a lot of stress on the threads and may ruin them. Should be OK. Just check the torque preiodically.
     
  18. sweetk30

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    o.k smart guy how do you get he big f hammer in there with the axle still in next to the brakes:confused: :p:
     
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    You pull the axles and change that neglected fluid silly :wink1:
     
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    don't worry I was careful. I really did not want to pull the axle. That fluid is less then a month old ;)

    I will keep checking them though, but I dont think they are going anywhere.
     

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