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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:33 pm 
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happened today in Subi... going around a corner at 20kmh... felt a massive bang... and suddenly there was my front right wheel rolling away from the car...

the wheel nuts stripped themselves.... luckily the hub adaptor took the brunt of the impact (so my actual hub is ok :))
and the front 1/4 panel is rooted... also, my brake rotor has a slight flat spot
the rim is all good though :D

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i ended up chucking the FTRs back on... and using 'race' tape to hold it back on...
ive been able to source a heritage green 1/4 panel so thats good.
and the 1/4 panel was the only damage


this is why hub adaptors are dangerous!
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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:39 pm 
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Ouch, we should make this thread a sticky for the frequent hub adapter debates.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:45 pm 
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i think you should contact the manufacturer of the hub adaptors and report what happend, maybe this item needs to be recalled. just lucky it happend at low speed. its i real safety hazard if it happens at high speed.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:46 pm 
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Ouch, we should make this thread a sticky for the frequent hub adapter debates.


yeap............

so by the looks of it you need a new guard.... repeater light and new rotor.... (i wouldn't be using that one looks like it is a bit grinded (might be the photos though))

you all right no whiplash or anything could of been worse 90km or some down a high way not good........

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:50 pm 
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ive sorted out a guard... i need a new bulb (i found the repeater :P it got flicked off the panel :P)

yeh thats why im annoyed but happy it didnt happen on the freeway (which i pretty much got off 2mins beforehand)
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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:55 pm 
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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:43 am 
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jesus...lucky is wasnt going down the freeway at 100 man...hope it dosent cost too much to fix.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:06 am 
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if any one wonts those rims... nows the time to make a offer lol... bad luck man...

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHY NOT TO RUN HUB ADAPTORS.... this is proof! (pics)
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:15 am 
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happened today in Subi... going around a corner at 20kmh... felt a massive bang... and suddenly there was my front right wheel rolling away from the car...

the wheel nuts stripped themselves.... luckily the hub adaptor took the brunt of the impact (so my actual hub is ok :))
and the front 1/4 panel is rooted... also, my brake rotor has a slight flat spot
the rim is all good though :D

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i ended up chucking the FTRs back on... and using 'race' tape to hold it back on...
ive been able to source a heritage green 1/4 panel so thats good.
and the 1/4 panel was the only damage


this is why hub adaptors are dangerous!
looking at studs,they where mild steel -ford use better grade steel and or heat treat -to harden the threads.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:59 am 
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Good to hear your ok there.. reminds me of when the same thing happened on top gear to their reasonably priced car :D

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:21 am 
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That's interesting. What brand/type of adaptors are those? What metal did they use? How much did you pay for them, where did you get them?

The metal would have to be really weak for the strippage to occur just like that. Are you sure someone didn't try to steal your wheels but only managed to loosen the nuts.


im not sure what brand... but it seems the body is aluminium... i got them for $75 each... im not gonna say where i got them due to defamation laws.

nah cos the other side (left front) had loose nuts too (including locknut)... dodgy!!!!


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jesus...lucky is wasnt going down the freeway at 100 man...hope it dosent cost too much to fix.

only front 1/4 panel damage... nothing else... so cheap fix :)


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if any one wonts those rims... nows the time to make a offer lol... bad luck man...

haha nope :P if anything ill chuck em on the parents F6


and thanks for the concern guys :)
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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:45 am 
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damn man...good to hear all is good. Dodgy hub adapters. I agree with hans hartman...looks like mild steel considering the bend...if it was quenched and the studs gave way...the thing could have snapped off.

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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:10 am 
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For 5 1/2 x 20tpi studs to strip, a fairy must have kissed you on the d**k.
I dont mean to speak wrong or anything, but engineering wise, its an impossibility, as the thread is stronger over its surface area than the alloy holding the studs in.
I would say, purely from an engineering point, that seeing your other front was not tight, that you may have had some clearance issues with the wheel and it (or both) were not put on correctly, or not tightened.
Hub adaptors are a factory fitment on Porches, F350 front wheels etc.
For 5 studs to all strip simultaneously, its a mechanical impossibility.
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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:13 am 
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seems that way..

Could have been a dud set.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:13 am 
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Actually, looking at the pics closer, I would bet by left gonad that the wheel nuts were left loose. The stud shows no sign of yeilding, and thread looks fairly intact.
Did you check for correct wheel nuts, and that they were seating correctly, and not bottoming out?
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