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Just a quick announcement, my front left wheel fell off while driving. The CV Boot was messed up and I guess driving on it shook the wheel off cause the wheels were on correctly... my car is extremely damaged but I don't have pics now, I'll see if I can get them eventually



Modified by Ubel GLI at 12:05 PM 1-13-2008
 

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Re: My Wheel Fell Off :( (TurboRed GLi)


thats too bad, good luck getting this back up to par http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Damn bro I was hopin that wasn't you. I passed you when you stopped and it didn't register till about 10 minutes later
 

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Quote, originally posted by matt32 »
how did that feel when your wheel just came off how fast where you going.
im pretty sure it was a scary feeling.......... and im sorry to hear about this buddy
Post a pic when you get a chance. I hope you get it all fixed without having to pay for the damages.
 

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OMG
cant believe that happened, it was just over xmas break u had a little booboo too. bad luck

post it up
 

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ohhh dudeee http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif bummers.. i always have bad dreams like that.. hurts me downlow...
Hope it all gets fixed to better then before http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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beat.. Sure gives a whole new meanng to " rolling till the wheels fall off" I dont know what outkast was thinking..
Do you have the wheel and tire insurance ?
 

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I talked with Pat right after it happened. His dad was the one driving. I don't have any info on how fast it was going but either way it sucks. As most of you remember he had an incident early this winter. Well the mechanic replaced the same side that fell off including the cv. He called me the other day and told me the cv boot was torn AGAIN! Obviously the mechanic ****ed up hardcore. I'm sure the mechanic will be taking care of the bill or as I suggested to him legal action should be taken but that's up to him and his father.
I wish ya luck buddy. Keep me updated.
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Re: My Wheel Fell Off :( (TurboRed GLi)

Update, so I was aware of the CV boot issue for a couple of days but I really couldn't fix it in time with all my running around and I REALLY didn't think it would cause this (it started shaking so violently that we believe it shook the wheel off basically.) That's all I can venture at right now, I don't want to say TOO much but now this car, with 30k miles on it, is racking up a bill meant for a car with at least twice the miles (previously blown tranny mount, f'ed up spindle and tie rod, and various other goodies have come and gone.
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sorry to hear that bro, happened once to my buddy, lucky for him he was moving maybe 5 mph. Good luck with her
Thanks man, yeah it sucks, I think my dad was going well over 5 mph which sucks
Quote, originally posted by JDS2005 »
Holy crap.
How many pounds were your lugs torqued to?
They were on there good, I checked them like 2 days ago cause I thought re-torquing them down might help
and then in the parking lot of where I was today I jacked it up, saw the CV boot already exploded but I pulled and pushed the wheel and that sucker was ON THERE....

Quote, originally posted by dncngbear420 »
today i saw an escalade with like 24s and one of the wheels jumped the barrier of i-95

hahaha now I don't feel like as big an idiot

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im pretty sure it was a scary feeling.......... and im sorry to hear about this buddy
Post a pic when you get a chance. I hope you get it all fixed without having to pay for the damages.
yeah I wasn't driving, I told my dad something was wrong and I was taking my gf out so he came and swapped cars to take it home until we could take it to get it fixed... and he didn't make it. He said it just crashed down/sucked hard core (not his words but you get the point)
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Damn bro I was hopin that wasn't you. I passed you when you stopped and it didn't register till about 10 minutes later
yeah that was me

Quote, originally posted by RittsGLI »
Pat you have the worst luck with that car.
Tell me about it
... btw I'll be "home" tomorrow and I need some mad lovin now http://****************.com/smile/emlips.gif http://****************.com/smile/emlips.gif
Quote, originally posted by Mp3Supply »
beat.. Sure gives a whole new meanng to " rolling till the wheels fall off" I dont know what outkast was thinking..
Do you have the wheel and tire insurance ?
nahh I don't have that, I'm kinda cheap.... look where that gets me
I don't think I'll end up paying for this, but if I do the $1000 insurance deductible is gonna be fun

Quote, originally posted by ninjapants »
I talked with Pat right after it happened. His dad was the one driving. I don't have any info on how fast it was going but either way it sucks. As most of you remember he had an incident early this winter. Well the mechanic replaced the same side that fell off including the cv. He called me the other day and told me the cv boot was torn AGAIN! Obviously the mechanic ****ed up hardcore. I'm sure the mechanic will be taking care of the bill or as I suggested to him legal action should be taken but that's up to him and his father.
I wish ya luck buddy. Keep me updated.
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PICTURES!!!
They suck but my DSLR was at home and I wasn't even there
... I wasn't expecting any photo-worthy things today (I haven't seen the car since my dad took it... long story (not really but I was busy with the gf's birthday present (a night out) ) ) but from what I can see from the pictures, brake = gone, almost all suspension components on that side = gone, quarter panel = gone, valence = gone, bumper = probably needs to be replaced, wheel = needed help anyway, I'm gonna try to keep the killed rotor as a paper weight


The flat bed didn't account for how low I am in the back for odd reasons
(I have coils in the back I have yet to install them up front, so the front is alllll stock suspension so... wheels shouldn't fall off)

There goes my baby


I'm gonna visit the car tomorrow before I leave for school and get real pictures



Modified by Ubel GLI at 1:33 AM 1-13-2008
 
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