Reminder to check your wheels..

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Reminder to check your wheels..

Post by breakaway500 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:03 am

Just a friendly reminder to keep an eye on your wheels.
Yes..they can crack and yes they will break..eventually.
Luckily I felt this before it came apart. At first I thought it was just built up rubber..but after trying to clean them off by sliding the car around a bit (!!) the shaking was only getting worse...I came in to find this disaster waiting to happen.
:shock:
https://photos.google.com/u/0/share/AF1 ... NJSGJRdDlB

Don't be stubborn..pit in if something doesn't feel right.
This is a Keizer billet aluminum center that has about 400 Whiskey Hill laps on it. No curbs..no offs..just a lot of flex cycles. I had magnesium centers before,which I managed to break..and replaced them with these billet units. I was told by Keizer these would not break. Wrong.

From people smarter than me looking at this failure, it appears to be more of a design issue than a material issue. :?

However..all things that are used and abused can break! Check your wheels.They are wear items.

I'll have to go to steel wheels in back. A little more weight..but much more durable..hopefully.

I guess I could slow down. Naaah... :wink:

Be safe out there! :D :sunny:
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Re: Reminder to check your wheels..

Post by brucesallen » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:03 am

Your fault for having too-stikey tires. Snow tires would not do this. Or switch to five inch wide wheels.
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Re: Reminder to check your wheels..

Post by breakaway500 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:29 pm

I have run on snows. They are not very fast. My lawn mower has 5” wheels...not fast either. You’re not very helpful Bruce. What happened to “Go faster!” Bruce? :lol:
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Re: Reminder to check your wheels..

Post by Boondocker850 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:18 pm

It would be faster if it’s not your mower!!!!

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