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    Default Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    This thread got me thinking....

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...71#post4633171

    I had to fix a puncture on wife's Rocky and it took me a moment to get the snot plug in. (not something done on a daily basis) Just finding the offending leak takes time.
    But wife could not lift the tyre to install. That is 245/70R15

    So most 4x4 and large SUV's have even larger tyres. Can your wife, when alone change a tyre?

    My wife will struggle. I suggested getting her a Hyundai i10 with smaller tyres and I got the middle finger

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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Buy wife a tin of that 4x4 tyre inflating aerosol stuff that you connect to valve and inflate. She can then drive to a tyre repair shop and have tyre sorted.
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    No she will not be able change a car tyre as they all seem to be 16 or bigger now , and she tried to undo the bolts , and could not.
    So a big 4x4 forget it that wheel is heavy
    My wife is quite small so perhaps the bigger ladies can comment
    If you use one of the cans then the tyre is finished and if worn more than 50% then you have to change 2
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Buy wife a tin of that 4x4 tyre inflating aerosol stuff that you connect to valve and inflate. She can then drive to a tyre repair shop and have tyre sorted.
    This stuff works great, I always have 2 in my vehicle, just make sure the size you get matches the tyre capacity.

    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    No she will not be able change a car tyre as they all seem to be 16 or bigger now , and she tried to undo the bolts , and could not.
    So a big 4x4 forget it that wheel is heavy
    My wife is quite small so perhaps the bigger ladies can comment
    If you use one of the cans then the tyre is finished and if worn more than 50% then you have to change 2
    Why would using a can of tyre inflator damage a tyre?

    It makes a mess if they need to take the tyre off to fit a mushroom plug when you take it to get the hole repaired but that's about it.

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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    This stuff works great, I always have 2 in my vehicle, just make sure the size you get matches the tyre capacity.



    Why would using a can of tyre inflator damage a tyre?

    It makes a mess if they need to take the tyre off to fit a mushroom plug when you take it to get the hole repaired but that's about it.
    Its virtually impossible to clean off once tyre is removed , can probably be done but will cost more than new tyre. Its difficult to balance the tyre and the stuff is never solid
    Well I saw it, its like glue that stick to the tyre , perhaps there are different types ?
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Never buy car size cans only bigger 4x4 cans.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Regarding loosening the wheel nut, I buy a Gedore cross wheel spanner for all my vehicles, swambo can loosen wheelnuts with that by pulling on one side of the cross and stepping on the other side. With the tool supplied with the vehicle she cannot loosen the nuts.

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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Regarding loosening the wheel nut, I buy a Gedore cross wheel spanner for all my vehicles, swambo can loosen wheelnuts with that by pulling on one side of the cross and stepping on the other side. With the tool supplied with the vehicle she cannot loosen the nuts.
    Loosening is one aspect, lifting tyre onto studs/axle is another.
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    My wife is not able to change the tyre. She calls me and I come and help her.
    I have given her a tin of the tyre spray (agree only 4x4 size one) and she has used it before and tyre shop (Supa quick) did not complain but suggested me to take another same time from them for her car.


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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by allandell View Post
    My wife is not able to change the tyre. She calls me and I come and help her.
    I have given her a tin of the tyre spray (agree only 4x4 size one) and she has used it before and tyre shop (Supa quick) did not complain but suggested me to take another same time from them for her car.
    My wife is strong and helps me when I do building projects etc at home so it is not so much the strength issue and even with a Hyundai getz she did not manage.


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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    My wife cant lift the pajero wheel full stop , not even a 1mm but I even struggle we are both quite fit but getting on so yes the can seems to be the answer would love to know if some new products dont destroy the tyre
    We never had any problems on the Pajero and the wife does drive it some time
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    Its virtually impossible to clean off once tyre is removed , can probably be done but will cost more than new tyre. Its difficult to balance the tyre and the stuff is never solid
    Well I saw it, its like glue that stick to the tyre , perhaps there are different types ?
    After using it I've never had issues with balancing nor have the tyre places complained about repairing the puncture that necessitated using it.

    I have heard the rumour about it destroying tyres but I think that's being fed from tyre dealers doing their unethical best to convince customers to buy new tyres.

    A lady friend got a puncture a while back and went to the local Supaquik to have the puncture repaired, the vehicle is pretty new, a little VW run around and had around 15,000km on it, they advised replacing all 4 tyres because they said they were quite worn and would do a good deal on new tyres. I checked them, they still looked new..

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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    I have heard the rumour about it destroying tyres...
    I've cleaned a couple of tyres in my shop that had them in, but have never had it destroy a tyre. Like someone mentioned there might be different kinds...

    One can get AA to help change a wheel, but how long it will take for them to come is another story altogether.

    That's a problem / market for a product hey....?
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Never ever.
    The Patrol is used as the mommy wagon. Just jacking it up wont happen, let alone lifting the 33inch wheel
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    doing their unethical best ........
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    How do I change a truck tyre. 385/65R22.5
    Very few men would be able to lift that.
    I just showed the girls in my life how to use some tools and they can also do it.
    Same for a car or SUV

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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    After using it I've never had issues with balancing nor have the tyre places complained about repairing the puncture that necessitated using it.

    I have heard the rumour about it destroying tyres but I think that's being fed from tyre dealers doing their unethical best to convince customers to buy new tyres.

    A lady friend got a puncture a while back and went to the local Supaquik to have the puncture repaired, the vehicle is pretty new, a little VW run around and had around 15,000km on it, they advised replacing all 4 tyres because they said they were quite worn and would do a good deal on new tyres. I checked them, they still looked new..
    I went to Supaquick here for 2 new front tyres, owner said " Oom, come back in a years time, those are still fine"
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    Taught my daughters to change tyres by lowering jack and rolling tyre up close and entering the top hole of the tyre on top wheel stud. Thread a nut on the stud and start jacking up this pulls the wheel into position and they can put on the other nuts.This was easier for them to do then loosening the studs beforehand.We ended up using an extension on the wheel spanner to solve that problem.

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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    My wife just uses the insurance's roadside emergency assistance to sort out flat tyres. Fortunately, she had very few full blowouts. Everytime the insurance sent someone very quickly. She only drives in Gauteng and never long distance alone. I want to see her lift the 22" wheel into place, let alone get it out from under the car. Think I'd pay money to see that!
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    Default Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    When I worked on trucks I used two 'tyre levers'

    One in front of the tyre and one in the back. Leverage always helps...
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