Changed my first tire

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Changed my first tire!!!!

Yahoo! I am a computer nerd and not at all into autos. So when I found one of my car tires slashed this morning I was a bit in a panic. But I opened my owners manual and actually worked my way through getting the spare tire on. Woohoo I feel good!
 

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Yahoo! I am a computer nerd and not at all into autos. So when I found one of my car tires slashed this morning, I was in a bit of a panic! But I opened my owners manual and actually worked my way through getting the spare tire on. Woohoo I feel good!
Wait a minute -- why would someone slash your tires :eek: ?
 
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Now go back and change the tire that was slashed. (just joking)
 
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Yahoo! I am a computer nerd and not at all into autos. So when I found one of my car tires slashed this morning I was a bit in a panic. But I opened my owners manual and actually worked my way through getting the spare tire on. Woohoo I feel good!
Great, you made it in the office at 14:52 !
:tongue2: :rolleyes:
 

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Congratulations Greg!!
 

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What is the world coming to when someone doesn't know how to change a tire before he's 6 years old? :rolleyes:

Anyhow, if you can come up the a name and address for the prick who did it, I'll teach you some other stuff that you might find satisfying.
 
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What is the world coming to when someone doesn't know how to change a tire before he's 6 years old? :rolleyes:

Anyhow, if you can come up the a name and address for the prick who did it, I'll teach you some other stuff that you might find satisfying.
I didn't know Drillbit Taylor posts on this forum :rofl: jk
 

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I didn't know Drillbit Taylor posts on this forum :rofl: jk
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
When I learned how (although I didn't have the physical strength at the time to actually do it), it involved peeling the tire off of the rim, patching or replacing the inner tube, and putting the tire back on the rim. That's what tire irons were for. The things that they call tire irons these days are just lug wrenches.
 
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If you figured out how to change a tire, you can do a LOT more work on autos than you assume; changing a battery, spark plugs, brakes, suspension. I personally think changing a tire is harder than changing spark plugs... less strenuous at least. Heck, if you figured out how to change a tire, that's halfway through doing a brake job!

As much as I like making fun of automotive Haynes manuals... "installation is (99% of the time) reverse of removal":smile:
 
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:rofl::rofl::rofl:
When I learned how (although I didn't have the physical strength at the time to actually do it), it involved peeling the tire off of the rim, patching or replacing the inner tube, and putting the tire back on the rim. That's what tire irons were for. The things that they call tire irons these days are just lug wrenches.
I still remember the look on a friend of mines face when I swapped a tire from one wheel to another by running over it with a car. I've never seen so much doubt from someone before in my life.
 

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Are you talking about just popping the bead, or something that belongs in a circus? I'm familiar with cracking a tire off of the rim by driving over it, but not actually changing one. :confused:
 
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Are you talking about just popping the bead, or something that belongs in a circus? I'm familiar with cracking a tire off of the rim by driving over it, but not actually changing one. :confused:
Sorry, yeah, just popping it. When he pulled up in his car to bring me the tire, he mentioned not seeing any kind of rim clamp changing machine. All I said was... "watch this..." lol.
 

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Age and treachery win out once again!
 

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Yahoo! I am a computer nerd and not at all into autos. So when I found one of my car tires slashed this morning I was a bit in a panic. But I opened my owners manual and actually worked my way through getting the spare tire on. Woohoo I feel good!
You did toggle the throsin rod, I hope?
 
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Autos? Not cars or wheels or vehicles? Here in Germany you're sort of obliged to drive snow/winter tyres in the season. But these are so soft that they would not survive summer temperatures. Therefore having a general pitt stop twice a year is mandatory, changing all tyres for summer or winter.
 

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What is the world coming to when someone doesn't know how to change a tire before he's 6 years old? :rolleyes:

Anyhow, if you can come up the a name and address for the prick who did it, I'll teach you some other stuff that you might find satisfying.
Really! My dad brought home Willys Jeep when I was 10 and got some spare tires and rims in the bargain. He told me to change the tires the next day while he was at work and I started on the right-hand side and (using a cheater) I managed to break a bunch of studs. It turns out the military (in its infinite wisdom) specified that the threads of the studs and lug nuts on the right hand side of the vehicle needed to be left-handed and the ones on the left-hand sides needed to be right handed. Dad needed to order a bunch of new studs and lug nuts and we installed them that weekend.
 

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It turns out the military (in its infinite wisdom) specified that the threads of the studs and lug nuts on the right hand side of the vehicle needed to be left-handed and the ones on the left-hand sides needed to be right handed.
Luckily, I heard about that being somewhat of a standard for European (or Asian, I can't remember) vehicles when they first started showing up here. Our lawn mower actually had left-hand threads on the left-side wheel bolts so they wouldn't loosen during use.
Since I'm ambidextrous, it didn't bother me. :biggrin:
 

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Wow Greg, you're way ahead of a lot of the residents of this state. As best I can figure, they are pretty good at getting the old tires off, but get stuck on how to get the new one on based on all the cars sitting up on blocks in their yards without any tires on them. :wink:

Though, I'm surprised you got along this far without knowing how to change a tire. A lesson on tire and oil changing were mandatory for getting handed the car keys for the first solo drive when I was a "kid." I had to help out with any other required car maintenance too, although all I ever learned from that was don't even try fixing your own car unless you have a second car to drive back and forth to the auto parts store to get the one strange tool you need for your model car, or to get another part when you find out the one you already bought is the wrong one and won't fit after you've destroyed the original part trying to get it off. :uhh:
 

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after you've destroyed the original part trying to get it off. :uhh:
I've destroyed a few parts trying to get it off, but it had nothing to do with cars.
 
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Yeah man! It makes sense to have it be reverse threaded, especially on a lawnmower. My unicycle is the same.
 
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