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Old 01-27-2018, 12:39 AM   #11
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just out of curiosity, was the failure due to them not properly torquing? or something commonly bad with factory studs? this is a terrible ordeal.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:34 PM   #12
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...they always torque the nuts bye two different people as a precaution...
LOL!!! I would have laughed in the guys face! 2 people my ass

My guess is the tire clowns over torqued the nuts, stretching the studs to the point of cracking all eight at the base, where the thread ends, (the stud is undercut slightly smaller than the minor diameter of the thread), and the bulge for the spline begins.

I'd replace the eight studs on the other side as well.

My rational: The same hamfisted knucklehead who 'fornicated the canine' on the driver's side, oh wait, "the same two guys", LOL, were also responsible for the passenger side. New studs and lugs are cheap.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:20 PM   #13
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Normally tire blowout body damage repairs look a little more like this:

Pics of your VAN! Post up! - Page 372 - Expedition Portal

about halfway down the page
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just out of curiosity, was the failure due to them not properly torquing? or something commonly bad with factory studs? this is a terrible ordeal.
I do not think this is a factory problem. I have read a couple of articles about this and it happens on all sizes and types of vehicles with steal or alloy wheels.
The left rear wheel does seem to be the most common to fail but can happen on any wheel. I have no damage to wheel stud holes so I think over tightened rather than lose.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:44 PM   #15
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Normally tire blowout body damage repairs look a little more like this:

Pics of your VAN! Post up! - Page 372 - Expedition Portal

about halfway down the page
my damage is from stud failure not a flat tire. Damage is from wheel passing out the back of vehicle
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my damage is from stud failure not a flat tire. Damage is from wheel passing out the back of vehicle
Typically you don't skin the entire side to repair quarter panel damage, shown in that link, is my point. Just trying to be helpful.
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Typically you don't skin the entire side to repair quarter panel damage, shown in that link, is my point. Just trying to be helpful.
I can only say that of the 10 or more body shops I went to including the insurance company estimator ALL said and put in writing that, that was the right way to do it and insurance company has paid doing it that way. I would tend to agree with you, but I am not an expert and will have to let the pros do what they know. I would also add that in comparing the damage in your pic verses mine, that mine seems to have a bit more crushing than yours to the extent that it has pushed the floor up around wheel well as indicated in one of my pics. Would your body guy want to give me a quote?
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so sorry this happened to you. Yikes.
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so sorry this happened to you. Yikes.
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Update
Found new body shop dropped off a week ago. This shop is going to try and pull out and straighten the damage rather than remove and replace the whole side. Hoping it just gets done without any more trouble.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:55 AM   #20
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I take it that none of these failures involved spacers or adapters but I have heard that SMB installed adapters or spacers on the rear of some rigs. Any truth to that.....Just asking?
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