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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:25 pm 
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I'd be sure it was the nuts that were wrong.
On the ones I got from Tempe, the thread on the studs on the adapters are different to the thread on the ford hubs, but seem to be same size. Tempe provided two different sets of nuts because of this.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:43 pm 
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djmikey wrote:
Not tight enough.....rattle guns have never let me down b4 and doubt they ever will. I will be speaking to the tyre guys tomorrow and see what they say, I will take the nuts in too.


rattle guns are a good way to warp the brake discs and cause brake shudder problems, because they often over tighten the wheel nuts unevenly... the only time a rattle gun should EVER be used on a wheel is to undo it, or when using a special "torque" stick socket.
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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:31 am 
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Hey djmikey, I had a similar thing happen. Except my wheels had been on for close to a year, and without hub adapters!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:57 pm 
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ive been running 19" rims on i think the same hub adaptors as yours above now for round 6 months and only ever had to tighten one just a smidgin...i still checkem every now and again when i remove the rims to give em a thorough clean bnut never any issues like this

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:38 pm 
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kev, its the user not the product :P
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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:07 pm 
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hence the reason u buy e-series offset wheels for your car.. i ran adaptors on mine and had nothing but troubles too


care to elaborate on the problems you had?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:13 pm 
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djmikey wrote:
as did some old steel wheel nuts I had here.


theres your problem right there

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:19 pm 
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djmikey wrote:
Not tight enough.....rattle guns have never let me down b4 and doubt they ever will. I will be speaking to the tyre guys tomorrow and see what they say, I will take the nuts in too.



impact gun or not you still didn't tell us how many turn you got on the nuts.

by the looks of your pics you barely had 3 or 4 threads holding on

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:59 am 
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kev, its the user not the product :P


yeah true dude hehe there was only the one time where i heard a small knocking and thought one of the wheels was gonna come off and it was only one nut on one hub had come loose apart from that no issues and like loads of other memebrs theyve been running fine for ages...

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:44 am 
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The threaded part of the studs are about 3cm long, so you can't say there was only a few turns holding them on. To cut a long story short, I am nor returning the adapters and selling the wheels.

Below is a pic of my car with the wheels on. (taken b4 my drive)

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:17 pm 
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Your selling it as you did a mistake and won't admit it? s**t happens dude, you fitted them wrongly and it came off. It has nothing to do with the hub adapters as you can see a number of people used/using them and have no problems except you.
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:13 pm 
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Thats alot of damage! I would ahve stuck wiht the wheels u had! LOL. Sorry mate, better luck next time. Hope the repairs all go well!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:49 pm 
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djmikey wrote:
The threaded part of the studs are about 3cm long, so you can't say there was only a few turns holding them on. To cut a long story short, I am nor returning the adapters and selling the wheels.

Below is a pic of my car with the wheels on. (taken b4 my drive)



did you check or did you just assume 3cm long is enough.

have you seen how long the factory mag wheel studs are on falcons. the difference is huge, when i put EF mont ghia rims on my dads EB i changed all the studs to avoid your problem

hub adapters aren't the problem, i've run 2inch wide adapters/spacers on my hilux 4x4, it also has 35inch tall, 11.5inch wide tyres on 15x10 inch wheels.

my hilux puts a hell of lot more stress on the studs and nuts while offroad then you falcon was over going too, and i have never once had anything come loose or fall off.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:04 pm 
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the wheels didn't suite your ride anyway!
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:33 am 
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Dang those wheels are fineee.

 

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