HELP, stranded on I-35 near Des Moines, IA.

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  1. mosho93

    mosho93 Well-Known Member

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    On I-35 just a couple miles north bound of DES moines, ia. 4 of my front wheel studs broke. I have 11.6 brakes so my donut won't fit, there is a car quest 3 miles up the road that has the studs but I at get there!

    Number is 715-965-5056. Call or text if you can help please!

    Shawn
     
  2. ACV1081

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    I drove past where you're at earlier today! Hopefully Greg or Spencer can help ya. I don't have any other contacts in Des Moines off the top of my head and I'm on my way to South Dakota. Good luck!
     
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    Keep in mind the donut will fit on the rear and the rear tire can be moved up to the front. Did the wheel studs break off during the removal of a flat? If so, then swapping them around will not be easy / possible.
     
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    wish i could help but im a little to far away
     
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    I'm in Omaha and willing to help... Just not sure what exactly I could do to help your broken studs...
     
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    Holy cow. You shoulda called me.. i would have turned around to help!
     
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    Just wanna say that I made it home finally. I need sleep, I'll post more tomorrow. I can't say enough thanks in the world to the people on this forum. This community is absolutely amazing!
     
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    I'll try to keep this short...

    I took a trip down to Adair, IA on Friday to meet up with Clay to get the cowl hood from him. My buddy Matt rode with me, also a sho nut, he too was picking up a couple parts from Clay. The ride down went great, got 29.4 mpg with the car, made really good time! Once I took the interchange to get on I35 north off of I80, the car severely started to shudder and as soon as I hit the brakes it went away. There was absolutely no where to pull over at this point and traffic was pretty backed up with it being 5:15 PM on a Friday. About half a mile up I was finally able to get pulled over. Immediately I saw 3 lug nuts were gone and the studs were broke. I had basic tools and a jack in my trunk but no extra studs and I forgot to put my hammer in the tool box.

    After Adam hooked me up with a couple numbers of some Des Moines locals, calling the police to send out an officer to "possibly" give me a ride. (The dispatch lady didn't know if the officer would be able to", and calling a car quest nearby...A guy on his way home from work stopped to see if we needed help. He was nice enough to give us a ride to carquest and back. In the mean time, I had previously called Greg, one of the contacts that Adam gave me and Greg called me back when we were our way to Carquest. Greg was ready and willing to come out with the appropriate tools to help me get my car back on the road. I was pretty sure I could get it fixed but told him I would call him back either way. Picked up the parts, a hammer, and some PB blaster as the studs looked to be originals. Luckily they pounded out with ease the new ones went in even easier.

    I have been a member of this forum for over 7 years and have read countless thread of instances like this. When we were stranded, the first idea that came into my head was to make this thread as I knew somebody on here would be able to help me, and if they couldn't...they would work their asses off to find me some help. Not only was I lucky that the wheel didn't fly off at 80+ mph but I am very lucky to be a part of this community.

    I just wanna say thanks to everyone on here, people like you are becoming a rare-breed. Long live the SHO...
     
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    Glad you got some quick help!
     
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    ^^ Agreed.. Like i said i would have turned around to help you!!
     

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