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    Default Miata Wheel Failure.

    Poo+pants? Miata dudes, those arent 949 are they?

    This happened this past weekend in a miata driven by a friend of mine in HPDE3. I think they are 949 racing wheels, pretty cheap and apparently dangerous...

    Skip to the 1:50 mark for the action..

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    Meh... there are failures with every brand of wheels.

    Sucks that it happened at high speeds like that, could have been much worst.
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    Agreed, people will jump on the "cheap wheel" bandwagon, but really, it could have been many factors.

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    that wheel kept going for a while lol

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    Edit: Last summer at band camp....I said something lame and useless, just like this time.
    Last edited by Jethro; March 14th, 2011 at 07:57pm.

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    Cool story.

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    would have been cooler if it happened on a race track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomHer0 View Post
    Cool story.
    Agreed. Glad you told it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9eleven13 View Post
    would have been cooler if it happened on a race track.
    Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9eleven13 View Post
    would have been cooler if it happened on a race track.
    No but in the least it would have be relevant to this particular thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomHer0 View Post
    Agreed, people will jump on the "cheap wheel" bandwagon, but really, it could have been many factors.
    Yeah for sure people will bandwagon, but 949s are excellent wheels used by countless race teams. Most of the Spec guys use them...
    Could of happened to any aluminum wheel, whether cast or forged. Heck I've seen it happen to BBSs and Volks.

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    inspect your wheels. cracks are key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post
    cracks are key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post
    inspect your wheels. cracks are key.
    indeed... always did that on Evo4/9 rally team all the time on the compomotive rally wheels as it happened.

    949 wheels aren't that cheap.... 17x9 for subaru is about $1k US. it's still more than 5zigen and double the price of Drag / XXR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomHer0 View Post
    Agreed, people will jump on the "cheap wheel" bandwagon, but really, it could have been many factors.
    the wheel didn't look broken... just looked like it fell off. I bet he forgot all the lugs
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    uhm. ah nvr mind.
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    lol ya didnt look broken at all.

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    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomHer0 View Post
    lol ya didnt look broken at all.
    I dunno, there wasn't a tire, but it looked to me when I watched that the wheel itself was intact... maybe my shit just isn't HD-enuf?
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    Yeah, looks good to me.

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