reason wilkerson wheels fell off?

Old 10-08-2009, 06:25 AM
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whats the story on wilkerson wheels flying off?
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:58 AM
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I would SWEAR I seen LugNuts FLYING?But,Maybe the Wheel Studs Broke?
I Looked at the Run Over and Over,LUGNUTS?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:01 AM
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I went to the Wilkerson Team blog on the NHRA website and all they really talked about was the crash itself and not what caused it. You think if the lugs were loose something would have happened on the burnout or the initial launch but he was truckin when it happened. Snapped axle, broken diff, who knows?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by harbone66
I went to the Wilkerson Team blog on the NHRA website and all they really talked about was the crash itself and not what caused it. You think if the lugs were loose something would have happened on the burnout or the initial launch but he was truckin when it happened. Snapped axle, broken diff, who knows?
Not Really!
When you have the 5/8 wheel studs.There at Least 1 1/2 or 2"s of Stud hanging Out of the Lugnut.If they were just Hand Tight,it could have taken the B/Out and the Lauch!
Not SURE What there,PROCEDURE is when they Hang New Rubber???
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With a FULL Floating Rear,IF A Axle Breaks,THE WHEEL Dont Come OFF!!!)
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:50 AM
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Looks like it broke the center out around the multi-mount stud holes.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:55 AM
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says he watch the guy put the wheels on :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdrsQpm9Nrs
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:51 AM
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Maybe they were over torqued and snapped as the car moved sideways a bit.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
Looks like it broke the center out around the multi-mount stud holes.
Obviously my observation was totally wrong. SHEARED ALL the studs !!
Could tire shake have started that process of parts departing ?
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tire shake is to common,material they were made out of is my thoughts
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:01 PM
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I Just read that the Reason the the WHEELS Leaving?
Was Because of the Wheel Spacers that were Improperly mounted,that caused the Wheels NOT to be Fully Tightened!!
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