I've had to change both my rear tyres (on separate occasions) but only during the day. I'd never changed a tyre prior to that but it was damn easy. The hardest part was putting the new tyre on and matching the holes with the studs. That strains the arms and back.
Originally posted by Ken Oath Stryder is good at tyre changes.
And we have photo footage of that, too!
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Still remember watching a 5'nuthin lady change the flat on her Landcruiser Ute by herself with no trouble in 15 minutes flat. She reckoned that a flat a week in the bush was normal. Most of the blokes were to drunk to do anything anyway, and to scared but that's another story.
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Yeah i had the fortunate experience to find a nail in my rear tyre one day after i got the car. So i was able to play around with the jack and wrench system at home.
By the way was this punchure on your new 17inch wheels, if so ahve you got SP9000's??? Seems they are notorious for punchures.
On that note i have to say, the way the AU's have there jack and wrench is compact but i often wonder how strong that folding wrench is. The way to wind the jack is wierd as well.
Other problem i found with the AUII jack is that it takes ages and a million turns just to get the wheel of ground.
On the EF it's sooo much quicker.
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I do all 4 tyres on 2 cars in an hour! But then I've done it so many times I could probably do it blindfolded - no, I don't want to try it!
If you have an AU1, the jack will break after about the 25th tyre change. The AU2 ones are much better - even though it does take a million turns. Try using a socket set (the ratchet is much easier to use than trying to wind that stupid Ford handle thing).
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