Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
County: Kanton Sarajevo
Hi, after getting some used TI rims and tires I noticed that I have a damaged tire wall and a strange scrapping sound apeared from the tire. I thought it's the tire, but after some time it got worse so one morning I look at the wheel and 2 bolts were missing. I went to a garage to get a check, and the wheel was totally loose, after a km it would fall off. The mechanic told me it cannot be the tire, because the bolt cant unscrew itself just by shacking, he thought someone tried to steel the rims.
A week before that, while fitting the tires the mechanic didnt take off some small bolts sticking from the car, so the wheels where totally loose, they almost fell off ater some 100m.
So I almost got killed 2 times in one week.
Here is my question: Can wheel bolts detach from a wheel by vibration from a bad tire? Please help me, I'm really worried that it wont happen again on some higher speed.
Last edited by TSpark-driver; 03-05-11 at 15:08.