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Offline 75starflight

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Aluminum rim vs a piece of steal.
« on: October 25, 2017, 10:48:15 AM »
This is what happens to an aluminum rim when it meets a piece of iron bouncing down the road. This happened to Amber and I on Sunday the 22nd of October on our way home from Omaha in Columbus, Ne.

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Re: Aluminum rim vs a piece of steal.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 11:13:17 AM »
It went thru the tire and out the rim ?
WOW !
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Re: Aluminum rim vs a piece of steal.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 12:15:11 PM »
It went thru the tire and out the rim ?
WOW !

yep. Missed the air pressure sensor by about an inch. The only place I found a used wheel was on ebay from a salvage yard in Rosemount, MN.
Brandon Hain
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Re: Aluminum rim vs a piece of steal.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 12:46:45 PM »
Must have scared the heck out of her !
Had to be a loud BANG ...
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Re: Aluminum rim vs a piece of steal.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
Dropped pressure fairly quickly, good to hear you kept control.  Could have ended worse than the loss of a tire and wheel. 
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Re: Aluminum rim vs a piece of steal.
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 01:04:09 PM »
Must have scared the heck out of her !
Had to be a loud BANG ...


Dropped pressure fairly quickly, good to hear you kept control.  Could have ended worse than the loss of a tire and wheel.

Actually I was driving, it scared the heck out of all three of us, and thankfully we were only going 35mph. Also, it was the Left rear.

I saw it coming but had no where to go.

If at a higher rate of speed, it would have been worse. I heard the tow hook pop the tire. It went straight through the tread and punched right through the rim. No damage to the car it self other than a little feathering of the fender well liner.
Brandon Hain
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1978 CVZ-18