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Picture of the Crack in Rim
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Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 11:19:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is a picture of part of the crack. It is over 10 inches long. One reason they should have seen it I think. Mark H.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-14-2005 at 17:59:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark I had the same thing happen to me on the Mack I drive at work but we run Dayton style spoke rims the yare cast steel. I laxed up washing it for a week cause of the rain and the otherday I got a chance to run to the was an rinse her off. I had a sinking feeling when I washed the red clay off the front rims. every spoke but one was cracked. What got my attenion was the orange rust stains in the cracks. We had to run another load on a 3mile round trip at 20 mph I took it in and welded the spots and camoed it with black paint so I could drive 25 miles back to the shop. I always pain my rims white black or machinery grey to help see rusty cracks in them. I dont worry too much about the backones as they are thicker and we run tandem axles.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-14-2005 at 20:59:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taylor, that red rust you see, same colour as your soil is from the cracked parts vibrating together. It's a bit harder for you to see than people in other locations with different soil. I am sure you have seen it many times and know what I mean.
Later Bob

Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-15-2005 at 19:11:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gotcha red clay. Some road trucks with the aliminum budds are a bugger to find a crack in. I drover a WesternStarwith a Dump bed for a friend on a closed haul before I was legal. It had Aluminum Budds on the front and white steel on the back. I had one wheel crack on the outside only noticedit as a blackmark that wouldnt buff out and then could feel it with my knife blade. After getting it fixed later the inside of the otherone cracked I missed it as it was on the inside near the hub. it broke on the haul road but not all the way through. to the front just let my wheel get out of center. It looked like a Dayton tightened down to much on one side lol.

Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 18:43:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use the white paint for the same reasons it shows the rust and cracks much easier then black does. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2005 at 12:02:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
willy since bob isn,t around here anymore , maybe you should email him a picture , nobody better than bob when it comes to mechanical,you know that.glad you caught it could of been bad news.

Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 14:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob and I have been talking about them. He has seen the pictures. Good man to know on these things. New rims are going on as I type. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2005 at 14:40:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
smart move , talking to bob about them, did he think there may be a reason other than fatigue?

Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 14:51:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
He thought the same as me swapped off another truck that had the lugs loose once. The lugs were not loose when they took them off I know that for sure. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2005 at 15:58:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
well at least you know thats all it probably was, check them half way through the season when you get time, suprised your tireman didn,t tell you , i wouldn,t even have mounted tires on rims like that , even if you asked.

Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 16:56:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
He even pulled the good olds ones off them befor mounting the new ones on them? He feels pretty dumb right now when we looked at the cracks. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-14-2005 at 17:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
hmmm i,ll bet.least ya caught it before something happened or the DOT caught it.

Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 17:09:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't even bring up being red taged off a fire! I could lose way more than all the tires, brakes ect would cost in just a few days time. Besides getting a black mark on my work record for it. Mark H.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-14-2005 at 11:34:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
That wheel crack looks like a product defect to me. Looks like steel was well stressed stamping out that wheel center (flang, whatever?). Might bear showing that to a product representative. Or E-Mailing the manufacturer and see what happens?

PS, You strike me as an individual who likes to shake things up a bit? (Grin)

Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 14:36:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
The tire guy said he was sorry he missed it and is mounting the new ones for free right now. He has seen these types of cracks quite often on steel truck rims. Mark H.

fredo.    Posted 02-14-2005 at 11:37:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
crack peers to be wright through the old nut holes.


deadcarp    Posted 02-14-2005 at 13:54:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
i've seen those before - sand rails get them from landing sideways. i think it'd take an over-tempered rim to get one clunking into a rock. check your suspension if it was on the front. :)

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