Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:46:59 AM
guess he didnt have a spear tire Actually, the boot is designed to cover the lug nuts and prevent you from removing the wheel. As you can see from my post below, it doesn't always work, but it is very difficult if not impossible to remove a regular-sized wheel with a boot on it.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:58:14 PM
When I was in HS, my next door neighbor got a "Denver Boot" on his VW microbus. He got a ride home, got some tools, went back, and was able to take the whole wheel off, boot and all, with a combination wrench. He threw the whole thing in the back, and put on the spare. After he got home with it, he deflated the tire and was able to get it off (it was apparently designed for much larger wheels.) He didn't know what to do with it after that, so he just kept it in his room. For all I know, he still has it.