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#1 Sherman

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:54 PM

You know those aluminum bullet hole type wheels Ford offered? The ones that like to pull the lugs off? Dad has them on the Bronco, and really screwed over some stuff on the rear left axle. He said he heard some wierd noises, and he pulled to a gas station (Why not immediately, I don't know.) and it was held on by one leg. This is while he was in TN. Same thing happened to Tom, just coming back from the beach. Did they do a recall or anything on these things? Pretty dangerous.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:01 PM

Got a pic?

My F-150 had a problem like that, the studs for the Rear Left sheared off (doing 70 on I-29 in KC, real fun). I'm just glad i
found the wheel & the 10.5x31-15.

NUTS! (all pun intended) Look at the 2nd entry in this link -

http://www.automallu...50/recalls.html

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#3 Sherman

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:39 PM

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Looked somethin' like that, I think.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:49 PM

I presume you have the Stamped 10 hole wheels. Call your dealer & see if there is an open recall because of the lugnuts

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#5 Sherman

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:52 PM

There's more holes, though. I can't get a pic as the truck is still out of town. But eh, I might when he gets back.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:50 PM

Wheels usually don't cause studs to shear. Overtightening does.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 04:40 AM

It happened about 6 months after I bought the truck, never had the wheel off before that.

Having a wheel pass you at 70 MPH, now that's quality entertainment!

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:41 PM

My dad had an 87 ford truck. Had 225 on it before he had to get rid of what was left of it.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 12:20 AM

I had a '62 unibody F-100 that had around 278K when I traded it for an engine for a '77 Wagoneer.

Should have sold the Jeep for beer money instead. One of the few cars I truly hated.

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