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Offline windtrader

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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #105 on: December 01, 2017, 04:46:04 PM »
Screw it, I'm not carrying any tire removal gear!!  Just programmed Good Sam Roadside number into the phone and a paperback into the seat pocket to read while waiting for service. Never ever thought changing a tire was so damn complicated; only here in busnut land.LOL
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2017, 05:02:21 PM »
Sometimes Busnutland doesn't include phone service.  You have to be like a Boy Scout-- be prepared. 
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #107 on: December 01, 2017, 06:31:10 PM »
Sometimes Busnutland doesn't include phone service.  You have to be like a Boy Scout-- be prepared. 
Ditto

I have all the gear - and absolutely NO desire to use it. It is there only to provide options.  :)

Ebay # 253270572230 is similar to what I have. 3700 ft-lb rated, 68:1 ratio - once they are broken loose, a cordless drill will spin them off. 6.62 ft-lbs input = 450 on the nut.  ;D
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2017, 09:48:04 AM »
Ditto

I have all the gear - and absolutely NO desire to use it. It is there only to provide options.  :)

Ebay # 253270572230 is similar to what I have. 3700 ft-lb rated, 68:1 ratio - once they are broken loose, a cordless drill will spin them off. 6.62 ft-lbs input = 450 on the nut.  ;D

If you have a torque multiplier loosening and tightening lug nuts isn't an issue, manhandling 200 pounds of steel and rubber is    ;D

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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #109 on: December 02, 2017, 10:24:48 AM »
I think that a lot of us have a spare tire.....and it doesn't have anything to do with a bus!   ;D
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #110 on: December 02, 2017, 10:26:01 AM »
I just weighed my spare tire: 240 lbs. Tire and steel rim.  It also takes 120# of effort to pick it up. (I just bought a scale for my shop).
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #111 on: December 02, 2017, 06:22:23 PM »
I just weighed my spare tire: 240 lbs. Tire and steel rim.  It also takes 120# of effort to pick it up. (I just bought a scale for my shop).

Haha- you just broke your bathroom scale didn't you?  ;D

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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #112 on: December 02, 2017, 06:23:08 PM »
I think that a lot of us have a spare tire.....and it doesn't have anything to do with a bus!   ;D

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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #113 on: December 02, 2017, 08:10:36 PM »
I weighed one of my 11r 22.5 tires once and it was about 110 lbs. The steel wheel was 70 lbs for a total of 180 lbs.......but then i added 100 lbs. of air.  ;)
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2017, 11:09:06 PM »
I love the tire shops that use an impact to tighten the lug nuts and then bring out the torque wrench to check the torque.  The lug nuts were likely overtightened by the impact so of course the torque wrench is going to show them being tight enough.
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Re: Do you carry a spare tire?
« Reply #115 on: December 03, 2017, 03:22:25 PM »
Haha- you just broke your bathroom scale didn't you?  ;D

Actually, no.  I bought a shipping scale.
Geoff
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