Fixing A Tire MacGyver Style!

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 6 years ago in Misc

He don"t need no stinkin" air pump!
There are 35 comments:
Male 67
Jeg blir reint nasjonalromantisk av hvor gale vi er. Go Norway!
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Male 519
Thats actually a really common way to get a tire back on the bead when you`re on the trail or something.
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Male 25,416
Its funny kos its true
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Male 56
My grandpa pulled this trick once, it was amazing, especially since I was like, six. Black magic.
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Male 119
This just set the bead.All you people that think it is still flat because it has no air,well your right!
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Male 1,010
Norwegians FTW ;-)
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Male 234
umm, they didn`t fix the tire, it will still be flat. They just fixed the bead, as stated by someone else, which will let them air the tire up. Without air its still a useless tire. Trust the guy who worked as a tire boy at the local shop to pay his way through college. I know more about tires then I ever would like to know.
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Male 620
>spray too much, shrapnel.
Hate to be that guy, but stoichiometry says otherwise.
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Female 233
My dad used to do that. All it does is change the pressure in the tube to put it back on the bead so that you can air it up. :-)
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Male 1,256
Whaaaaaaaa!?!????
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Female 695
yep and people that aren`t bright enough to not do that in sub freezing weather with an aluminum rim that spray too much end up dead from the shrapnel
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Male 22
not so special...
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Male 875
neato
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Male 8,527
@blonc

Most 4-wheeling is done with VERY low tire pressure. Lower tire pressure allows the tire to deform around obsticles. Standard tire pressure for road travel(depending on tire)is ~35psi. Some offroaders will go down to 5psi. This sometimes leads to the bead of the tire coming off the rim.

Once seperated, it`s hard to put air in the tire with the huge gap between rim and tire. It can be accomplished with a BIG blast of air, but that`s not available on trail.

An alternative, is to spray it with highly flammable spray (ether for carb work), and light it...the `woosh` will re-seat the bead, and it can then be re-aired to where they want it with compressors on the vehicle.

They also make Bead Lock tires so that you can run low pressure without risking loosing the bead.
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Male 4,902
meh, nothing to see here
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Male 1,586
@blonc I used to do this occasionally back when I worked in a garage. It`s pretty simple; just spray some ether or engine starting fluid around the rim and throw a flame to it. The explosion of the flame will seat the tire to the rim and usually there is enough air that the tire gets inflated in the process.
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Male 8
And Greenbastard is right it only seats the bead. You can actually see the sidewalls start to suck back in at the end of the vid and if you don`t air up in time it can pop back off.
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Male 8
It`s actually pretty dangerous if you don`t know what you`re doing and most tire shops won`t work on a wheel if they vent some air and smell ether.
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Male 2,376
heat expands pushing the tire into place then you can successfully add air
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Male 127
Still... anyone mind explaing how that works for us cellar-dwellers? That was pretty awesome.
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Male 1,081
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Male 3,431
You can wrap a tie down strap around it and set the bead that way too, but this method get`s points for cool.
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Male 868
Good ol boys git er done!
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Male 7,830
thats how you do most truck tires like that. when we had the tire guy come and change a tire on our trucks when i worked for a delivery company, this always how he did it. he has actually caught his pants on fire a couple of times trying to kick the tire into the correct place if it was awkwardly on the rim.
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Male 734
Sorcerer!
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Male 758
Did that with a set of 35`s. Big tires are ridiculously hard to set the bead if you don`t have a compressor with enough capacity. It was my dad that taught me that trick- carb cleaner or brake cleaner are the best, if you don`t have ether. They still do this for setting huge tires for monster trucks and heavy machinery.
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Male 904
Hmmm. I get the seating the bead part but once the air cools won`t it just lose pressure/volume again?
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Male 39,893

back in the day we had inner tubes you had to patch.
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Male 3,477
Old trick. New to some people who never go out and get dirty.
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Male 767
done it before
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Male 7
It lost air at the end buuu
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Male 2,436
A pump wouldn`t have worked anyway, not until you seat the bead.
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Male 15,510
Looks like it deflated just as fast too
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Male 3,285
Sounds like it`s gonna explode... or deflate.
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Female 8,043
Link: Fixing A Tire MacGyver Style! [Rate Link] - He don`t need no stinkin` air pump!
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