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Old 06-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Autocross mishap

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I'd venture a guess that he changed wheels/tires for the event.... and didn't torque or otherwise check his lugnuts.

Lesson: WHENEVER you swap wheels, CHECK YOUR LUGNUTS!

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thats freaking funny.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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What a dumb ass.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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i could just imagine what his face looks like when he saw his rear tire went ahead of him..hahahahahahahah!

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Old 06-12-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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I think he can just buff that out!

The dude's shoes matched his car! That's even funnier.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
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That is just too funny
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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Sux being him, how do you not know something doesn't feel right before that happens....I mean all 4 wheels at once??

You got to think the people walking around the car just wanted to explode laughing at the guy....
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Holy guacamole!! Geez...glad I use a torque wrench when reinstalling my wheels. LOL
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How the heck was everyone so serious sounding when they crowded around the car? I didn't hear a single bit of laughter... I'm sorry, but I would have been cracking up. I can MAYBE understand forgetting to torque one wheel... but all four? It didn't even look like those things were hand tightened with how quickly they fell right off.

How embarrassing.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
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I am thinking sabotage. No one can forget to tighten ALL of their lug nuts...
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Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahaahhahahahahaha........ Idiot
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that sux....i kinda feel bad for a guy
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:46 PM   #13
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I am thinking sabotage. No one can forget to tighten ALL of their lug nuts...
You would be surprised what people can forget when they are in a hurry or easily distracted by something else.
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If that were me,as soon as the wheels came off I would run and hide behind the nearest bush or tree possible cause that is embarrassing.
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I did some work on the brakes once, hand tightened the lugs, lowered the car and then my wife pulled up with a load of groceries. I carried in the groceries, encountered a few other distractions, then jumped in the car for a quick test drive. I got a few miles from the house and began to notice a wobble. I immediately knew what the problem was and pulled over. To add insult to stupidity, the torque wrench, lug wrench and cell phone were sitting in my driveway... a few miles away!
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stupidity or practical joke?

Let me play Sherlock Holmes here:

So you drive to the Auto-X on street tires but change to racing tires there.
You untighten the nuts and jack up the car. Street wheels off, race wheels on.
Now you hand-tighten the nuts, lower the car, take your torque wrench and finish the job.

IF you would put the nuts on that loosely that they fall off after a few feet you would IMMEDIATELY notice it when lowering the car, as the whole wheel would tilt - right? And we are talking ALL FOUR WHEELS here. So your immediate reaction would be to jack up the car again, and hand-tighten the nut. The chances that this happens to you on all 4 wheels - impossible.

So IMHO there is NO WAY that the guy forgot to tighten the nuts, someone played a practical joke on him.

Now let's start the discussion how bad you have to behave at an Auto-X so that you motivate other folks to do that to you.....
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I just watched it again.

I bet he said, "Hey, that wheel looks just like the ones I have", when the wheel flew past him!
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That has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
The wheels coming off was so perfect, it almost looks like a special effects stunt.
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I bet he said, "Hey, that wheel looks just like the ones I have", when the wheel flew past him!
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That has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
The wheels coming off was so perfect, it almost looks like a special effects stunt.
yes, the first thing I thought when watching this vid is that it was planned. The reaction of everyone else though through the rest of the clip changed my mind on that. I think somebody set this guy up...

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