Yea, very horrible horrible nite.
Driving home from my GF's, going up lauzon parkway, doing 70, around midway between the ford lights and quality way lights I heard a grinding, like ABS kicking in HARD, I'm like WTF?.
So about 2 seconds after I heard the grinding, THUD!!!, car drops. I slide to a stop, bout 30 feet or so. Watch the wheel roll about 20 feet and fall on its face. Curse like a sailor.
Get out, sikeskirts torn, fenders mangled, bumpers gouged. Dunno if theres any suspension on oilpan carnage but I'll see in the morning.
Cops showed up, asked me and I quote "Where did All the people in your car go" I tell them theres been no one, they say BS I argue with them, they leave.
Call my dad, he calls a tow truck. I wait.
Anyhow, spend 30 min getting it on a tow truck, brought it home, put it in the driveway. Started drinking. Will look at it tommorrow.
*Cliffs Notes - 5 wheel studs snapped, even with hubcentric rings and proper balancing etc etc. Car slid for a while messed up the passenger side. Im ok but pissed. *
damn dude that sucks, have u had any work done lately to it? especially on that side? Maybe the lugs were over torqued or something. Did u find the hubring? It being plastic i wonder if it melted?
sucks man, truely one of my favorite fires out there...
Damn....Thats really @!#$ty!! I hope you get it back on the road soon. Its such a beautiful car. If you need anything, let me know and I will see what I can do.
Go Go OG Traction!!
NOOOOOO!! that freakin sucks man.... your car was amazing!! any pics of the damage? what are you plans now?
looks like a couple studs have been cracked for a while
hmmm why do you say that?
howd the front bumper come out?? do you know if you'll be fixin it up again? how serious/cost?
Front bumper will be back. It IS the car. I can fix it, mark my words. But taking pictures of it as is makes me cry.
I've spent 100 bucks so far on suspension parts. Thats "new" control arm, hub, studs, brakes(both sides). Plus misc crap.
I figure I'll get another fender (bout 50-75 bucks from a wrecker or someone selling it on a forum)
Got the streetfire sides itching to go on in the garage.
Once I figure out what rear I'll get I'm gonna grab that.
Front bumper will be back. It IS the car. I can fix it, mark my words.
YYAAAAYYYY!!!! thats all i wanted to hear!
look at the light blue arrows(i suck at photo shop) those dark areas show what looks like they were cracked for a long period of time
the 1 on the left has been for a while , the 1 on the right i couldnt tell very well because your pic was angled , and not straight on
fresh breaks are clean , and areas that have seen weather will be dirty looking
I'd have to agree with him ^^^
Maybe one of the cracked ones broke, caused the other cracked one to break and then the other 3 consequently snapped.
Sucks to hear. That'd be an interesting ride.
Interesting, this makes me glad I swappedout all 20 studs on the car now.