- Apr 14, 2022
That's an SUV???
Made them illegal in 2017. But like many other illegal things, when was the last time you heard of the law being enforced.↑ My gut feeling is CA, like any State, will figure out if those wheel spacers are even legal and if they caused the wheel to break off.
You can clearly see the airborne car's brake lights are on in this image. I had no idea these cars had "air-brakes".I doubt he ever saw it coming. The timing was perfect. Pretty cool it was caught on video. If anyone described what happened you’d think they were exaggerating.
Did you see how high it went? View attachment 18802
Extends the wheel. Increases load, stress on bearings, ball joints. Only idiots use them. This truck in accident had reversed rims? Spacers? Looks to me like wheel bearing failed. A 4x4 front axle will keep wheel on, or close.what is a wheel spacer? why is it bad?
I can tell you from personal experience, THE BRAKES DON'T WORK WHEN YOU'RE AIRBORNE.You can clearly see the airborne car's brake lights are on in this image. I had no idea these cars had air-brakes.
I live close to a scrap yard and we call the highway going past it "Shrapnel Alley"... The amount of things on the road are amazing and I have seen wheels come off of vehicles being towed there. Just yesterday I took a 3 legged lawn chair and a mangled gutter out of the roadway. I think the worst thing was a box of rusted roofing nails that broke open in the middle of the road. That caused a bunch of problems. I think I am going to suggest that they get a truck with a magnet on it and take it up and down the road a couple of times a day. That might solve a few problemsGood timing. My son left work last Thursday and a wheel came across the median barrier and hit the front left side of his car. Fortunately he wasn’t injured but the car was totaled. Mostly because it was an older model and repairs would be high in relation to the value of the car.
He had no idea where it came from and saw it only a moment or two before impact. Several other drivers pulled over to make sure he was ok. None of them saw where the wheel came from.
We have had more than one fatality in the area over the years from similar situations. Scary stuff.
In the last year, I have just missed flying mattresses, airborne ductwork the size of a refrigerator, another wheel, and countless morons.
Give me three minutes to get the popcorn, and then please tell us how it went you smugly responded with an, "I told you so."I could never impress upon my wife the danger in following a loaded truck so closely....a large oak pallet did. Replaced her RX-7 with a Jeep.