funwithmonkeys wrote: I don't want to be the one taking out a line of cars because my wheel tore off.
Been there, done that - only didn't take out a line of cars thankfully.
When setting up a club auto cross at the Toy R Us lot many years ago, I wanted to try out the course without giving myself an advantage. So I took a dead stock, worn out, automatic 510 on crap 155 tires to run the course. Coming around a sweeper, I literally tore off the hub from the RR control arm. The only thing left holding the wheel was the now bent shock and the brake line which was somehow still attached after tearing away from the arm itself...this was funny because I was on an empty parking lot. We all had a great laugh, called the tow truck and that was it. Had I entered or exited a freeway with speed involved on that same arm when it let go, well the ending likely would not have been so humorous. Since then I regularly and very closely scrutineer the rear cross members and trailing arms on my projects!