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Old 03-06-2010, 04:29 PM
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Got a little shook up at work today...

Brought an early 99 dually into work today with a tire loosing air slowly. Got his aluminum five star wheel off and in the dunk tank, its leaking from the rim, between two of the spokes. I pull it out and look at it from the back, and there is a 1 1/4 inch crack starting from the between the spokes heading to the back of the rim, then taking a turn THAT WAS 7 INCHES LONG behind the spokes following the circumference of the rim. Wasn't leaking from the big part of the crack, but the big part had an 1/8 inch gap for most of the 7 inches.

I wanted nothing more than to be as FAR as possible from that wheel as fast as possible. Gave me a scare I tell you, I would have snapped a pic but didn't have my camera. Id check your wheels if you have 'em.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:32 PM
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That is wild dude. What did the owner think?
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:36 PM
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wow that no good. good thing you caugh it then!
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:38 PM
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He was pretty amazed. Hes bringing it back tomorrow to have them switched. I don't really want to go near it ya know? It totally sounds like a bad story beginning. "So there was Craig like 'Look at this crack!' and BOOM! Blew his face clean off"
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:38 PM
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:46 PM
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That would not have been a good story at all.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:04 PM
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The rims were the ford OEM rims correct?
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:41 AM
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Yup, oem. With 248k on them, but thats not really an excuse for something like that.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:39 AM
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crazy man, lucky for him you found that!!!
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:59 AM
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wow try to get a pic of that if you can
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