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Old 09-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #451
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"I have a vibration... are you sure you didn't hit anything"
My cousin bought a set of rims for his Acura and one of the tires had a bulge like that, though it wasn't nearly that big. We were working on our cars and he decided that it would be a good idea to pop it with a knife. Needless to say, the thing exploded and hit him with rubber shrapnel. It was loud as hell. dumbass.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #452
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My cousin bought a set of rims for his Acura and one of the tires had a bulge like that, though it wasn't nearly that big. We were working on our cars and he decided that it would be a good idea to pop it with a knife. Needless to say, the thing exploded and hit him with rubber shrapnel. It was loud as hell. dumbass.
That wasn't smart.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:28 PM   #453
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What are we supposed to be looking at?

I do not see what you found.
Maybe only 125 miles to a full tank?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #454
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Needless to say, the thing exploded and hit him with rubber shrapnel. .
He's lucky the knife didn't become part of that shrapnel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:12 PM   #455
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That looks photoshopped. I know it isn't, but seriously, it does look like it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:27 PM   #456
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That looks photoshopped. I know it isn't, but seriously, it does look like it.
I was thinking the exact same thing....
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:58 PM   #457
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This thread = how much "fail" is driving around us every second of everyday..
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #458
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This thread = how much "fail" is driving around us every second of everyday..
Scary to think about right?
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:13 AM   #459
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Replace the battery, cables, and buy a corrosion inhibitor spray.

It's usually a purple looking stuff. We spray it on every battery we install
buy agm battery and done
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:47 AM   #460
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buy agm battery and done
That's all well and good for you, me, and the other folk around here that know better... But the average jackoff is WAY to cheap to go AGM. Hell, they are usually too cheap to pay for a battery terminal cleaning.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #461
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"I have a vibration... are you sure you didn't hit anything"
I've seen a bigger one off a f 250. A few years ago when I worked for discount tire. We let all the air out but the bubble was still inflated. We were afraid to use the mechanical ARM to break the bead so we pit it in the tire cage, tied a knife to the end of a broom to POP it. It was pretty funny. It took a few good pokes and sounded like a bomb went off when it finally popped.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #462
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Lol I see the bubbles like that all the time. One of my coworkers thought it was a good idea to set the auto pressure hose to 80 psi and see what happens. The bubble popped so loud it was like a bomb ( tire jumped in the air about 3 feet ) . Terrible idea, especially if the rim is damaged. Another horrible situation...don't see this one much.. A kid tried installing 16 inch tires on a 16.5 inch rim, they fit snug but when he went to install/ inflate he was standing over the assembly. Needless to say the assembly exploded about 15 feet in the area after the beads where seated, made him deaf in one ear, and needed serious surgery on his elbow
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:23 AM   #463
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Lol I see the bubbles like that all the time. One of my coworkers thought it was a good idea to set the auto pressure hose to 80 psi and see what happens. The bubble popped so loud it was like a bomb ( tire jumped in the air about 3 feet ) . Terrible idea, especially if the rim is damaged. Another horrible situation...don't see this one much.. A kid tried installing 16 inch tires on a 16.5 inch rim, they fit snug but when he went to install/ inflate he was standing over the assembly. Needless to say the assembly exploded about 15 feet in the area after the beads where seated, made him deaf in one ear, and needed serious surgery on his elbow
That's why discount won't change half sizes anymore.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #464
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You can tell if you have the 16.5 measuring tool , but I'm sure you know that most people will neglect to check with that. You can only really tell the difference by the angle of taper on the rim flange. I've only seen .5 sizes maybe three times in seven years
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #465
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You can tell if you have the 16.5 measuring tool , but I'm sure you know that most people will neglect to check with that. You can only really tell the difference by the angle of taper on the rim flange. I've only seen .5 sizes maybe three times in seven years
Some box trucks use them, utility trucks, older RVs, that kind of thing. We usually just checked the tire size. If it was a half size we didn't touch it.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:56 AM   #466
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You can tell if you have the 16.5 measuring tool , but I'm sure you know that most people will neglect to check with that. You can only really tell the difference by the angle of taper on the rim flange. I've only seen .5 sizes maybe three times in seven years
HMMWV's are 16.5, but the wheels are 2 piece.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #467
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Most half sizes are, aren't they?
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:30 AM   #468
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Most half sizes are, aren't they?
No. 70's and 80's gmc trucks used one piece 16.5" wheels.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #469
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Speaking of split rims...

My father and I picked up a free 1ton 71' Dodge Powerwagon after it sat for 20 years back until the mid-90s. The truck was so heavy, it had sunk up to its axles in red clay. It had been used for 44k on a Safari trip in Africa, and put away. Preparing the truck for Africa involved modifying the 318 to burn the low octane fuel of the country. If fired up with 20 year old fuel and a new battery.

The truck was running... Why not try to move it out of the clay while it was wet? Dana70's front and back and 4.88 gears, "It was built for Africa... and should be just fine" were the last words...

The end result, was a stripped rear ring/pinion, and a lock ring in two pieces. One 200 feet away, the other was impaled an oak tree. That might have been the scariest moment of my life, until... When we brought the remaining five wheels into a salvage yard that was willing to deal with them, they treated them like time bombs. The forklift driver had one ring explode just as he put it in the cage due to heat. I had just turned around with a smile and sigh of relief, and BOOM... That was the second time I nearly crapped myself.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #470
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Speaking of split rims...

My father and I picked up a free 1ton 71' Dodge Powerwagon after it sat for 20 years back until the mid-90s. The truck was so heavy, it had sunk up to its axles in red clay. It had been used for 44k on a Safari trip in Africa, and put away. Preparing the truck for Africa involved modifying the 318 to burn the low octane fuel of the country. If fired up with 20 year old fuel and a new battery.

The truck was running... Why not try to move it out of the clay while it was wet? Dana70's front and back and 4.88 gears, "It was built for Africa... and should be just fine" were the last words...

The end result, was a stripped rear ring/pinion, and a lock ring in two pieces. One 200 feet away, the other was impaled an oak tree. That might have been the scariest moment of my life, until... When we brought the remaining five wheels into a salvage yard that was willing to deal with them, they treated them like time bombs. The forklift driver had one ring explode just as he put it in the cage due to heat. I had just turned around with a smile and sigh of relief, and BOOM... That was the second time I nearly crapped myself.
More proof that nothing is free...
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #471
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Two of my buddies are supposed to be putting studs in their new snowmobile tracks one night. They bought the studs with the plastic backers, which are supposed to be torqued to 32 INCH-POUNDS. But they can't read directions.
Buddy 1 says to me,"We keep crushing and breaking the backers when we torque them down."
Me "The torque wrench is in foot pounds"
Buddy 1 to 2 "We weren't doing anything wrong, the stupid torque wrench is in the wrong scale"
Buddy 2 says "How many inch pounds in a foot pound?"
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:11 PM   #472
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Bump.... Who's got some more good stories and pics? I don't want this thread to die.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #473
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I, too, don't want this thread too die. Soon I will have more, but this should help for now....

Rice fail- (notice the duelling fart cans...)


And, did they pay for this stripe????


And yes, thats my lumpy hood. Aluminum + Hail =
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:21 AM   #474
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Sometimes I hate that I drive a 2.5RS oh wait I hate that all the time lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #475
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oh no its going ot
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