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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Vehicles with the spare tire underneath

Watch out for any vehicles with the spare tire suspended by a cable underneath right in front of the rear bumper. The older the vehicle the more likely that the cable is frayed and can at any moment launch the spare and/or the metal cross piece at following vehicles. I've seen 3 spare tire missiles on the expressway.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:50 AM
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This happened in front of me last year. I was in my cage and had to violently swerve to avoid a bouncing 30 pound wheel coming at me!

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Bah ...... half of them get stolen at the airport anyway .......




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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:37 PM
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Bah ...... half of them get stolen at the airport anyway .......

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I was about to say the same thing...most get stolen - and the owners don't notice till they need it.

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Unless they have a TPMS sensor on there, now its a $1000 repair with wheel/tire/sensor/install/etc

I've seen alot of other stuff out there, haven't seen too many spares

Good call though, with this and the lawn mower shooting out part of a metal pole, gotta keep your eyes open
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