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Robert Emslie January 31, 2013 Last Call 10 Comments


Looking like images of comets in a greek fresco, the lug nuts on this truck have – through the magic of winter – turned this wheel into a freaky objet d’art. Either that or they are the creepiest antitheft lugs ever designed.

Image source: [Imgur]

  • Devin

    How appropriate that this is posted on a ball-freezingly cold day. -32 C, yeeesh.

  • B72

    Apparently my disbelief lacks suspension.

  • Found something similar a few years ago while driving a moving truck cross-country.

    <img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3564/3417335827_1c7bea41ba_z.jpg&quot; width="640" height="480" alt="icy wheel">

    <img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3582/3417328477_acbf892d98_z.jpg&quot; width="640" height="595" alt="icy wheel 3">

    • B72

      You were driving? What were the conditions?

      • I-80 eastbound someplace in Wyoming, only the right lane (where I was camped out) plowed, and it wasn't too far below freezing. Either the cars passing me tossed up enough slush to do this, or I cheat slightly to the left within the lane, and there was just enough slop over there that it was self-generated. The wheels on the passenger side were completely free of this effect.

        Never seen it before or since, and I thought it was extremely cool. Pun fully intended.

  • Paul E

    Now *those* are professional-grade nutsickles.

  • SSurfer321

    Since it's Last Call, I'm going to vent.

    I found out the hard way this morning that apparently there is a large hole in the washer fluid reservoir in the Subaru. And my commute is all highway with little opportunity to pull off to clear the salt off the windshield. So now I have to find the leak, attempt to repair it (duct tape) and source a replacement part. And it's a balmy 6 degrees today.

    I swear this car is cursed.

    • SSurfer321

      Apparently it just ran out of fluid this morning and the nozzles must have been frozen after refilling it.

      Just tested for leaks and operation and it operates without leaks.

      Apparently 6 degrees F is cold enough to cause this but I've never had it happen to a vehicle before. Especially when its store overnight in a garage.

      • Preludacris

        My nozzles ice over sometimes too, even though I use fluid rated for -20 F or something ridiculous like that. And we only see -5 C here. But I park on the street and can't offer any sort of reasonable explanation why it would happen inside.