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Hey,

So today I blew my first tire and it wasn't pretty...

Some pictures for your viewing enjoyment...




The killer one!


On a more serious note...



The ball joint in the control arm... Is it pressed in? from the really bad cell phone picture will I need a new control arm...?
 

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I'm going to try to see what I can get them to pay for...

That railroad track has been that bad as long as I've lived in here (10 years)...

I'm more concerned about the tie-rods, control arm, and suspension.
 

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Aw, that's just too sad for words. I hope the rim is ok still.
 

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I think the rim is fine actually...

Since the ball joint got ripped from the control arm, the control arm took the impact :)
 

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After fixing the ball joint pick yourself up some matching shoes..
 

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Those are my winter boots on the back...

The shop that installed the winter boots over tightened on of the lugs and now it needs to be drilled out...

That's on my list of projects...
 

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Snow tires should always be installed on all 4 wheels for proper handling.
 

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during winter I do have snow boots on all four tires.

But I figured I would leave the back balanced with two snow tires since I couldn't get one off without drilling the lug out.
 

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Those are my winter boots on the back...

The shop that installed the winter boots over tightened on of the lugs and now it needs to be drilled out...

That's on my list of projects...
While you're at it, go after the tire shop for using a gorilla(impact hammer) on your lugs. That my friend is a serious issue with tire shops. They end up cracking hubs or lugs and then your wheels could fly off.:eek:

Either way, good luck with projects. Is this self-leveling suspension?
 
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