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I got a $%#@^&%# flat tire

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Vote Quimby, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    Just got into work not too long ago.

    God damn left rear tire went down.

    And believe it or not, I had to have CAA change it for me.

    Why? Because the fucking equipment from the dealer sucks ass. The dumbest fucking jack I have ever seen. Screw operated. An L shaped tire iron. No fucking leverage possible. And of course the fucking bolts were on tighter then a something something.

    I strongly suggest that if you do not have road side assistance from the dealer or CAA, look at the equipment in your car. Mine sucks ass.

    And teh best part is it will cost $160 for a new one.

  2. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    What kind of car is it?
  3. Boss Hog

    Boss Hog TRIBE Member

    you mean your SUV isn't invincible?
  4. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    Ford Escape.

    The equipment I had would be good for an Escort. Not an SUV. Even a little one like mine.

    At lunch I'm going to see what they put in the Explorers.
  5. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member


    Only Hummers are.
  6. Boss Hog

    Boss Hog TRIBE Member

    Newborn black babies.

    Happy? :p
  7. Littlest Hobo

    Littlest Hobo TRIBE Member

    You couldn't replace your own flat? Time to turn in your Y chromosome, dude, and take up knitting. :p

    And eat more spinach. Be like Popeye! :p
  8. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    ha ha ha

    I hope not in the back of this one. If so, my Dad has got some splaining to do.
  9. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    I know. How sad is that?

    Give me a decent jack and a T-bar tire iron. I'll have that tire changed in 5 minutes.
  10. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    the carjack that came with my car is pooey too.
    by the time i get it to lift my car, i could've joined a gym, worked out alot, got huge, and then have lifted my car myself.
  11. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member


    Mabie he should take some IRONING lessons while he's at it... or do you think he would tire of that too quickly?

    wokka wokka!
  12. defazman

    defazman TRIBE Member

    I had to change a tire on the side of the 401 with transports zipping four feet beside me. Not fun.
  13. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    My jack is diamond shaped, with a screw running through it. You then have to turn the screw to raise the jack. Only problem is to turn the screw, you need the mini crowbar they provide. Which of course is just long enough that you have to slide it at each half turn.

    I think I'll go buy a decent one at Crappy Tire.
  14. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    i'm a little pissed off with all the road side assistance crap. There used to be a time when you could stop help a girl out (or in this case a guy?????) and get a phone number and peck on the cheak out of the deal. now your pretty much religated to the knock on closed window ask if your alright role.

    Yet again us guys are screwing ourselves.
  15. Yourmamas

    Yourmamas TRIBE Member

    My Explorer has the same "quality" equipment. It was good for my old Tempo, but not something as heavy, and gas sucking as the Explorer
  16. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    Those are the standard jacks that come with most cars. Simple, durable design: Fire a piece of all thread rod through a hinge. Jack. They work great if you have an impact wrench.

    Get a tiny hydraulic jack or something.

  17. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    did you loosen the bolts before you jacked up the car? Thats the only way to get those suckers loose. Since I'm small, I end up halving to basicly jump up and down on the iron to loosen them, then jack up the car.

  18. luvslife

    luvslife TRIBE Member

    I know how to change a tire.:)
  19. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    I can use a sewing machine!!!!
  20. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member


    I have a Ford Focus... and comes with the same Jack dohickey.

    I popped a tire on my way back to Ottawa once... on the 416 at midnight... of a night with no moon... and didn't have a flashlight,

    I figured out how to use that fucken jack ... it was a pain.
  21. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    I tried. The problem was the tire iron I have is this little L shaped thing. Leverage not that easy to apply. You need at least a t-shaped one or even the plus sign one.
  22. kmac

    kmac TRIBE Member

    Really? I needed roadside help and not one fool would me out. I know how to change a tire and all that (yay 3 years of auto shop in high school) but, like Quimby, my equipment is shitty. Plus, my little fingers were all frozen from the -30 weather that day.

    Hmmm... maybe that's why no one helped me.
  23. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    You did 3 years of auto shop? Are you a tomboy or something?

    I did a haf course in auto, that was it.

    And the underneath of cars now look nothing like they did back in 84.
  24. kmac

    kmac TRIBE Member

    Yes and no.

    I think I enrolled in the course because it seemed like a great way to meet boys. Then I realized I was pretty good at the course and enjoyed it as well.

    Our big assignment was to fix the principal's car and someone in my class decided to write all this offside shit into the dust that had settled onto the car. Ha ha. Well didn't all those mean things get scratched onto the pricipal's car and he had a shit fit.
  25. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    it's easyer if you make it easyer on yourself.

    simply carry a lead pipe in the trunk with you. once you get your L wrench on there, put the lead pipe over the top of the 'handle' part of your wrench.

    handle extention = more leverage = boltsbegone! yay

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