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Old 04-27-2010, 03:31 PM
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Default What could have happened?

Driving along 35 mph and the wheel just split into 2 pieces down the middle. Anyone have this issue with alloy's before?


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Old 04-27-2010, 03:37 PM
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is that a front or rear wheel?
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:19 PM
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Thats freaking scary!!!
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:23 PM
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Holy shit, never seen that before.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:21 PM
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so uh......how long were you driving with the caliper unbolted?????
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:23 PM
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so uh......how long were you driving with the caliper unbolted?????
Aha!
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:34 PM
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so uh......how long were you driving with the caliper unbolted?????
i was thinking the same thing, thats why i asked if it was on the front or the back. my guess is thats what happened.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:35 PM
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Had that happen to be before. Mine was not that bad though.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:48 PM
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so uh......how long were you driving with the caliper unbolted?????
Not at all, but you are ultimately correct. I just got back from a long inspection. The lower bolt sheared into allowing the caliper to come forward when I braked and ...... you know the rest.

Looks like it's a bolt failure due to what I do not know since I don't know the trucks history. Could have been overtightened by a user, brake tech, bolt could be old and metal fatigued... just don't know. All that is certain is it sheered off in to 2 pieces and the rest is history.

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Old 04-27-2010, 05:48 PM
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yeah i had a caliper bolt back out before but it wasnt a bolt that holds the caliper to the mount, it was a bolt that holds the mount to the spindle. i fixed it after only about 5 miles of driving and it still left a scar on the inside of my wheel, not bad though not enough to worry about
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:51 PM
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Anyone have the specs of that bolt so I can find another? it's one of the two large bolts. The bottom one. I can lift the whole damn thing off the rotor and spin it upwards with just the top one in.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:53 PM
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i cant remember the specs off the top of my head, just pull one off the other side and take it with you to compare
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:56 PM
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I pull anymore the truck is going to implode.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:03 PM
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Believe it's M12-1.75 by like 50mm. I don't know for sure though.


Usually, they back out and fly off and it is suprisingly common. Not just totally fail.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:23 PM
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Surprisingly common. Comforting. Out of the 13 rangers I have had since 1997 I've never seen it on any of my trucks, but hey........ that stopped tonight so never say never.
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