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Old 04-14-2001, 06:07 PM   #1
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Angry My WHEEL fell OFF

Friday the 13th my front left wheel fell off. I was pulling into my driveway when I heard a loud bang, first I thought my front lip fell off and I ran it over so I was like no big deal. I get out of my car and I look and can't believe my eyes. My fender was resting on my wheel and it got bent in a little. Then I realized how lucky I was, I drove like 90 m.p.h 5 minutes earlier and then my wheel falls off while I'm pulling into my driveway. I quickly jacked it up on a jack with those little wheels and with the help of my friends I pushed it to the side of the curb. It looks like the ball-joint busted that I replaced 2 weeks earlier. I had it towed and I should know by Monday exacatly what happened. I really want to know whether the ball-joint was installed wrong or whether the part was defective from the factory. All I know is that I'm very lucky to be alive. After all it was Good Friday. Another proof that control is just an illusion, you could never predict what will happen next. Be safe everyone.
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Old 04-14-2001, 06:11 PM   #2
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That is a scary thought, my friend.

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Old 04-14-2001, 06:12 PM   #3
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wow.. I guess you can be thankful for the good timing then..

that really sucks.
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Old 04-14-2001, 06:13 PM   #4
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man..hope everything is AOK with 'er that really stinks though
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Old 04-14-2001, 06:43 PM   #5
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that is amazing!!!!!!!
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Old 04-14-2001, 08:15 PM   #6
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Damn!
just as you pointed out you are real lucky it didn't happen any earlier...
what kind of subie?
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:39 PM   #7
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how do you remove the upper cup of the ball joint I cant figure it out?
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Old 08-01-2002, 02:34 AM   #8
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Wow, this thread is old. Originally posted 04-14-2001????
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Old 08-01-2002, 10:24 AM   #9
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someone 's trying to be cute eh?
bringing up the dead

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Old 08-01-2002, 03:20 PM   #10
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No, I think someone had a legit question, then they "did a search" instead of posting a new thread.

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Old 08-01-2002, 06:38 PM   #11
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Make a new post with a question, people tell you to search. Run a search, and ask a question on an old thread, and people make fun. Can't win for losing, I guess.
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