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    Do you know how to change a tyre? (tire)

    One of life’s challenges. Are you a tyre changer or get someone else to do it for you?

    #2
    You noticed that in Irminsuls post in the chat thread too, she changes her own car tyres
    yeah, I read that and thought, yeah I would so not do that myself

    i pay other people to do that, well, would if I had a car


    That crucifix spanner thing you take out of the boot, slips on the wheel nuts and you either punch yourself on the face or cut your hand on the wheel arch, been there

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      #3
      Bunch Of "Big Girls Blouses" All Of You......Over The Years I Have Removed And Repaired Umpteen Tyres Of Umpteen Sizes.

      Everything From Four Wheel Drive Tractors To The Humble Ride On Mower......



      Cheers Glen.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Vanilla Gorilla View Post
        You noticed that in Irminsuls post in the chat thread too, she changes her own car tyres
        yeah, I read that and thought, yeah I would so not do that myself

        i pay other people to do that, well, would if I had a car


        That crucifix spanner thing you take out of the boot, slips on the wheel nuts and you either punch yourself on the face or cut your hand on the wheel arch, been there
        Yep I did notice it in Irms post and thought it would be an interesting topic.

        They are pretty easy to change. I’m surprised about the amount of people who don’t know how to change one.

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          #5
          Nah
          I had a flat tire a few weeks ago. I thought I would try to put the spare on myself, gave up on that idea pretty much immediately and called my brother.

          There are a lot of things I will power through and figure out how to do myself but anything to do with cars.. nah.

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            #6
            i don't drive, but if/when i do, i will learn to change a tyre.

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            • Jessica
              Jessica commented
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              i can change my bicycle tyres : )
              fast.

            • Irminsul
              Irminsul commented
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              Bike tires are probably harder to change because there's a chain to take off and brakes to unnattach.

              Motor vehicle wheels are literally 5 studs you undo and that's it. You just need to find the right spot on the vehicle to put the jack under, which is Diagramme and highlighted in your user manual. Or just go to Youtube there'll be a video and you'll know in 5 seconds.

              Untighten the studs while car on ground so wheel isn't rotating when it's off the ground.

              I keep my tire about 5mm off the ground when I take it off so it's not too heavy to lift the next tire into place.

              Then I Finger tighten the studs back on, then make them a little tighter as the weight comes into them and then properly tight once back on ground. Done.

              The longest and hardest part of the job is winding your stock standard jack up to the car lifting point. After that it's really simple and easy.
              Last edited by Irminsul; 12-13-2020, 08:22 PM.

            #7
            Back in college the class and I were on a field trip out to the forest with 2 passenger vans. I rode the van in front. We got to the campsite far away from cell towers. And noticed the 2nd van wasn’t behind us. So after waiting we went back to check on them. Turns out they got a flat tire. The worst part was the girls were the ones changing the tire while the guys stood back and watched! Because they didn’t know what to do to change a tire. I wanted to bitch slap all those wimpy manlets for making the ladies do the dirty work.

            Men like that are going to be society’s downfall.

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              #8
              i can change a tire and i have done so a handful of times before. but i also pay my AAA dues every year so generally i'll just let them come take care of it.

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                #9
                Surely you guys mean change a wheel ? Changing a tire is a different thing

                I can change a wheel

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
                  Back in college the class and I were on a field trip out to the forest with 2 passenger vans. I rode the van in front. We got to the campsite far away from cell towers. And noticed the 2nd van wasn’t behind us. So after waiting we went back to check on them. Turns out they got a flat tire. The worst part was the girls were the ones changing the tire while the guys stood back and watched! Because they didn’t know what to do to change a tire. I wanted to bitch slap all those wimpy manlets for making the ladies do the dirty work.

                  Men like that are going to be society’s downfall.
                  You're stoned. Have you seen women change a tire? It's like getting a free lap dance for playing dumb. And thanks to 21st century media, men can get away with stupid shit like this!

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                    #11
                    i change tires all the time

                    used to do it with tire spoons and a hammer...then i smartened up and bought an old tire machine (fmc 8500)

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                      #12
                      First you have to ask, does the tire WANT to change?

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                      • Youfreeme
                        Youfreeme commented
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                        lol!

                      #13
                      I know how to do it, I have helped do it...but it can be really physically difficult if the tire is old and rusted. In that case--AAA to the rescue.

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                      • mallyboppa
                        mallyboppa commented
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                        tyres are rubber mate ! Rubber cant rust

                        Is it an American thing ? the tyre is on the wheel , The wheel is on the car , Changing a wheel with a tyre on is easy changing a tyre has more to it as the wheel has to be balanced (unless you only drive at 30 mph ?
                        Last edited by mallyboppa; 12-14-2020, 08:43 AM.

                      • Youfreeme
                        Youfreeme commented
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                        The rusty parts are the nuts that you need to unscrew, not the tire itself. I guess we call the whole thing “the tire”, although technically yeah, the tire is on the wheel.

                      • SpaceMan
                        SpaceMan commented
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                        milwaukee 2767-20...best tool for the job

                      #14
                      Changing a tyre !

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                      • dream catcher
                        dream catcher commented
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                        Mally you're like the dad I always wanted

                      • SpaceMan
                        SpaceMan commented
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                        the guy didnt put the dot towards the stem

                        tires have a coloured dot on the sidewall that is the light spot and the tire should always be mounted with the dot near the valve stem

                      #15
                      mallyboppa Tyres Can And Do Rust To The Rim.......The Steel Belting Rusts And Makes The Tyre Very Hard To

                      Break The Bead From The Rim.



                      Cheers Glen.

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                      • mallyboppa
                        mallyboppa commented
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                        If the tyre is worn through the Rubber Bead its fucked anyway only way I can see that happening is driving with it flat

                      • SpaceMan
                        SpaceMan commented
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                        if you got rusty steel belts in your tires you should have changed them at least a decade ago

                      • Dr. Doom
                        Dr. Doom commented
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                        shoulda drilled a hole in each tire to let the water drain.
                        no rust that way
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