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Old 04-11-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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safety first .. This is why I hate people

Ok so already choked I have to get this safety done before I can insure my car in this city!
OK OK I fix my door and change my wheel baring!
driving around hearing a clunking? Thinking maybe I didn't tighten the wheel baring assembly down enough.. but its coming from the rear... When I get to the gas station I look around my car to see that the left rear tire lug nuts are all very loose almost coming off!
rims ****ed...
question.. would this is any way possibly be my fault? I did break loose a few times over the past week or is this 100% the fault of that mechanic I took my car to for a safety inspection?
second question is how stupid would it be to drive like this? I took the tire off checked the threads and then tightened the lugs all down tight.. the holes are fuc ked tho... think the lugs will rip threw?
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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first picture is of a different wheel on my car.. next three are the damaged rim.. all the holes are chewed up pretty good, had shavings all over .
They are original mustang rims, I took the cap off to see if maybe rocks or something were inside.. dirt and good thing I did! My tire would have fallen off within the next short while
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i'd surely have the mechanic pay up for it if he took your wheels off and put them back on. they are supposed to use a torque wrench to make sure the lugs are tightened to spec. thats a big safety hazard for both you and anyone driving around you when your wheel decides to pop off.
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this is why I end up always doing my own work.. They may know more then me but they don't take as much care as I would with my own vehicle!..
it was over a week ago and I have driven on the highway even... maybe he over tightened them?
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The lug nuts were put on wrong. The tapered side goes toward the hub. Then torqued to 100 ft pounds. Make them pay for repairs and YOU need to check the other rims as well.
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no they were on the other way.. I HAD TO flip them or else the tapered end would be inside the hole.. the holes on the rims are chewed up kinda like slotted.
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Well I worked for discount tire and they get all kinds of factory rims when people buy new ones and don't keep the originals. If you want I can call my friend that manages the store I worked at and see how much a replacement rim would be from them. Just tell me or post a pic of the rim you need.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:43 PM   #8
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I appreciate that but the rims need to go anyways.
Have been waiting for the nice weather before I pick something up...
annnd this is a bit bad timing ..
someone Local to me is selling these... 600 for set of 4 with tires... could care less about the rubber... and I don't like this rim design but better then what I have now lol
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Do not buy those for 600 especially if you don't like them.
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Please look at discount tire and check the rim selection for our mustangs. They have loads of them from 95 each and up. They sell the Bullit wheels for 130 each.
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Do not buy those for 600 especially if you don't like them.
yeah I told him I don't even like them I just need some rims lol so Im not paying 600 he said give him an offer.... what do you think would be decent without being rude lol... you don't like these rims either? lol

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Please look at discount tire and check the rim selection for our mustangs. They have loads of them from 95 each and up. They sell the Bullit wheels for 130 each.
okay I will look. do they ship to Canada?... I would buy from AM but they wont do it
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I would say 400 it also depends on what kind of tires he has on there and there condition.
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I would say 400 it also depends on what kind of tires he has on there and there condition.
they seem to be winter tires.. I would be taking them off regardless.. basically I just want the rims.. annoying because the rims I want are out of budget at this time so I will just use these as winter rims once I do upgrade .. this is annoying lol cant get a break
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Lol I would just save your money then and use the rims you have now, maybe dip them if you to change up the look
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Discount tire direct does ship to Canada. They ship ups 5 to 7 days, expedited 3 day, and express overnight. They accept American Express, MasterCard, visa, western union, and postal money order for payment. Plus with buying new rims you get a warranty. If they come damaged you can get it replaced free. Buying used they might have small bends in the rim that could cause balance and ride issues. Also they look like they have been painted or plasti dipped. If done improperly they could peel and flake soon after you get them.
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Lol I would just save your money then and use the rims you have now, maybe dip them if you to change up the look
lol I don't think I should use the rim I have now. its pretty facked up lol almost nothing left for the lug nuts to grab

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Discount tire direct does ship to Canada. They ship ups 5 to 7 days, expedited 3 day, and express overnight. They accept American Express, MasterCard, visa, western union, and postal money order for payment. Plus with buying new rims you get a warranty. If they come damaged you can get it replaced free. Buying used they might have small bends in the rim that could cause balance and ride issues. Also they look like they have been painted or plasti dipped. If done improperly they could peel and flake soon after you get them.

great! I will check out the site rite now
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Do you have a spare? I have a 2000 gt auto with 195000 miles on it. If a tire is over 10 years old it is recommended to replace it because the compounds in the tire degrade over time regardless of the amount of tread left on them. I needed to replace my spare so I ordered a tire for the spare rim and let them change it out for me. Definitely don't drive if you can't properly secure the rim to the hub. Only bad things can happen.
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my tires are good its just there on stock rims...
yeah I wont drive until I line something up lol I can see this rim blowing apart if I do drive it. not cool.

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yeah my spare is a donut lol
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The lug nuts were put on wrong. The tapered side goes toward the hub. Then torqued to 100 ft pounds. Make them pay for repairs and YOU need to check the other rims as well.

Ha! Good eye! I didn't even catch that the first time I looked at the pictures!
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^ yeah but if I didn't flip them the lug nuts would be half inside the rim lol. the hole got so chewed up that I had to flip them so I could get them nice and tight to make it home.
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^ yeah but if I didn't flip them the lug nuts would be half inside the rim lol. the hole got so chewed up that I had to flip them so I could get them nice and tight to make it home.

Sorry, I replied back before reading through all of your posts, so I didn't realize you had already mentioned that.
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