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Fixing A Tire MacGyver Style!

Hits: 17117 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 18-29, Europe
 67 Posts
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:42:25 AM
Jeg blir reint nasjonalromantisk av hvor gale vi er. Go Norway!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 521 Posts
Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:39:34 PM
Thats actually a really common way to get a tire back on the bead when you're on the trail or something.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25264 Posts
Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:47:33 PM
Its funny kos its true

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 56 Posts
Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:07:27 PM
My grandpa pulled this trick once, it was amazing, especially since I was like, six. Black magic.

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 119 Posts
Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:49:41 AM
This just set the bead.All you people that think it is still flat because it has no air,well your right!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 966 Posts
Saturday, May 28, 2011 3:20:49 AM
Norwegians FTW

Male, 18-29, Western US
 234 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 10:50:59 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 609 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 5:47:32 PM
>spray too much, shrapnel.
Hate to be that guy, but stoichiometry says otherwise.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 234 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 5:00:09 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1257 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 4:11:21 PM

Female, 70 & Over, S. America
 703 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 3:58:16 PM
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

Male, 18-29, Europe
 22 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 2:55:56 PM
not so special...

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 881 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 2:13:04 PM

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5455 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 2:06:12 PM

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.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4801 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:51:15 PM
meh, nothing to see here

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:41:35 PM
@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.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 8 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:24:19 PM
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.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 8 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:21:34 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2382 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:15:50 PM
heat expands pushing the tire into place then you can successfully add air

Male, 30-39, Europe
 127 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 12:53:29 PM
Still... anyone mind explaing how that works for us cellar-dwellers? That was pretty awesome.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1088 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 12:32:26 PM

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3445 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 11:56:35 AM
You can wrap a tie down strap around it and set the bead that way too, but this method get's points for cool.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 869 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 10:30:30 AM
Good ol boys git er done!

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6997 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 10:16:46 AM
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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 9:57:16 AM

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