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    Any idea what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEWTFL View Post
    Any idea what happened?
    Yea. The wheels fell off.
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    In our case(s), the u-bolts that hold the axle to the leafs corroded the the point of failure. Exaggerated by the spring becoming unsprung do to the rig continually being near its max weight....
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    There's a difference between a "caused failure", and one not ripe enough to be on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum View Post
    In our case(s), the u-bolts that hold the axle to the leafs corroded the the point of failure. Exaggerated by the spring becoming unsprung do to the rig continually being near its max weight....
    I think you just went to Sears Automotive and had the Lugnut guy work on the truck.
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    see what had happened was the driver had just finished watching "Tokyo Drift" and attempted what he saw

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    I think you just went to Sears Automotive and had the Lugnut guy work on the truck.
    At our PSG, that has become a real possibility. Been some personnel changes not for the better...
    Though on he up side of loosing a rear axle or 2, it did jump start a retrofit of replacing springs with an air ride system!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    There's a difference between a "caused failure", and one not ripe enough to be on the road.

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    For those interested, this incident happened in Ohio back in April. It's a 1991 Pierce 75' quint that was refurbed in 2006.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    There is nothing worse in the world than a reformed whore!
    Owww, that hurt my feelings............. NOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Owww, that hurt my feelings............. NOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfruitybutloopy View Post
    *fixed found original photograph, nice try mate
    I'm all for red trucks. Just saying, but what is this? Let's play the guess which one is photoshopped game!
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