Thanks for number check... I'll do better next time. I don't think I implied "magic metal" and if I did, just for the record, it's not magical. Most high quality US aluminum billet is produced via continious casting method in Alcoa TN and yes...that does make it "special" but not magical. It's kinda my neighborhood so I'm pluggin' for my home town industry.
Your cast Aluminum wheels are more likely to fail then high quality aluminum spacers. However as I stated in my earlier post steel is more forgiving.
She was just rolling along down the highway and "Hey look, there goes my wheels".
DravenTn: sorry I didn't mean for the post to come off like it seemed to. Sometimes I write these posts in a hurry and cut right to the point and sometimes it sounds like I am scolding, yelling, or what have you. I never intend that in any of my posts.
I meant: "Excuse me but I believe your numbers are off a bit, I believe it is called 6061 T6 aluminum alloy. I may be wrong though, I'd do a quick search to make sure. Have a wonderful day sir. Sprinkles!"
And yes aluminum wheels break quite frequently actually.
Holy cow Snow! Is that busted aluminum spoked wheel really epoxied together between the spokes and carbon fiber rim? That sounds scarier than lug centric aluminum spacers!
I think the back story on the pictured dually spacer failure was it wasn't installed correctly. When the silly 22.5" spacer/adapters were installed the wrong style lug nuts were used and either torque or stud length wasn't right, can't remember exactly but it has been discussed here before.
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