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Coming home last night from picking up a trailer I purchased on ebay this happened:


question I have: why would my lug nuts suddenly loosen themselves after over 3k miles of successful driving since they were loosened last?

thankfully I noticed it before the tire flew off on the freeway and I was able to limp it home.

Anyone have an old fj60 brake drum they want to part with?
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The rim sheared off the lug nuts and began to work on the hub. I rebuilt them in December.
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It happened because of that spacer you had on there if I had to guess. Lug nuts are known for that with spacers.

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It vibrated and clicked at you for a while before they broke off. Your new sub is probably partly to blame for you not noticing.

You gotta tighten and re-tighten lug nuts when you run with spacers. Should use a torque wrench.

You can probably re-use that hub and just drive some new studs in there.

Did you check the other side?

You could send that rim to the place you bought it and they can put a new center in there for pretty cheap.
 
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It vibrated and clicked at you for a while before they broke off. Your new sub is probably partly to blame for you not noticing.

You gotta tighten and re-tighten lug nuts when you run with spacers. Should use a torque wrench.

You can probably re-use that hub and just drive some new studs in there.

Did you check the other side?

You could send that rim to the place you bought it and they can put a new center in there for pretty cheap.
That plus the wonderful mississippi highway condition.
Good to know......now.
Also good to know.
Yes. Its ok. Gonna lose the spacers and retighten.
May try that, or just some different rims for awhile.

thanks
 
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Call me on the wheel thing.

Also... We need pics of the trailer you bought!


Lets see...

Jeff bends the Dodge when picking up axles.

and...

Barry shears studs when picking up a trailer.

You guys be careful out there!!!
 

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wow,

that kind of crap wakes me up in a cold sweat at 3am at least once a month.

wow,

glad you did not have a worse day.
 
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Call me on the wheel thing.

Also... We need pics of the trailer you bought!


Lets see...

Jeff bends the Dodge when picking up axles.

and...

Barry shears studs when picking up a trailer.

You guys be careful out there!!!
Just your average 5 x 6 utility trailer with a 275 gallon plastic tank in cage strapped to it.
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wow,

that kind of crap wakes me up in a cold sweat at 3am at least once a month.

wow,

glad you did not have a worse day.
thanks. me too. I'll be waking up in one occaisionally thinking about what could have happened.

I may drop by the shop soon to have the studs replaced in my drum.
 
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Ok, did you use a spacer or a shim? My SpiderTrax spacers user locktite to attach to the hub to keep them from backing off. it looks like that was just a shim...

I would get some red locktite and torqe them lugs down. that should keep it together. :)

(atleast the bolts are cheap to replace...)
 

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