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Re: A good reason to store your tires a home

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I have 5 (one is digital), the smallest (1-10Nm) was the most expensive.

I never use them on car wheels, and only use the rattle gun to remove them.

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Re: A good reason to store your tires a home

We keep ours in the garage, always did. Never had any problems, except for having to move them when they clean the garage.

Wait, am I on topic now?

Because there's usually a trap on EF.
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Old 02.05.2020, 14:44
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Never seen one used when a tire centre changes tyres
Mine does, but it is a lot more sophisticated than in the past. They use the the gun thingie, and then use a tool that is obviously calibrated for the right tension. Six bolts in 10 seconds. Less than two minutes for all four.
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Old 03.05.2020, 08:38
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Never seen one used when a tire centre changes tyres
I have seen it. It's the proper thing to do. But a gun is good enough. Lug wrench is also good. Just got to turn em bolts till they don't turn anymore. Only a gorilla can break em.
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Re: A good reason to store your tires a home

Back on topic:
Owners will get their tires back.
https://www.notariate.zh.ch/deu/ind_...=61&all_nid=32
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Lug wrench is also good. Just got to turn em bolts till they don't turn anymore. Only a gorilla can break em.
That was the general wisdom on older vehicles, but newer vehicles, particulary with alloy wheels things are more complicated. You can put quite a lot more torque with the lug wrench "til they don't turn anymore" and bend the alloy and/or the nuts. Also, the materials in the alloys have a tendency to fuse with the hub and over-tightening can and make this worse - taking the alloys off becomes a lot harder, can lead to bending, etc. Some people recommend putting additional grease on the hub to prevent this.

A torque wrench is 40 chuffs in the stores - but good luck finding the correct torque setting for your car!
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I have 5 (one is digital), the smallest (1-10Nm) was the most expensive.

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Compensating for something? I thought I was bad with 3! One for bikes, one for the bolts that hold oil rigs together and one in the middle...... I always torque the wheels when I put them back on my car. Obviously impact drive it 95% of the way first
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Old 07.05.2020, 14:34
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Re: A good reason to store your tires a home

We just came back from garage with fitted summer tyres on our SUV. Today’s bill was CHF154. That’s only half of total expenses. Two visits is already a whopping CHF300 per year for my wife.

My other car sedan, I store the tyres in the basement to save on another bill. Two hours on wheels per year and good power lifting exercise are a good reason to cut down on additional expenses.
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Old 07.05.2020, 14:52
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Compensating for something? I thought I was bad with 3! One for bikes, one for the bolts that hold oil rigs together and one in the middle...... I always torque the wheels when I put them back on my car. Obviously impact drive it 95% of the way first
I have got me a BMW original wheels toolkit for 100 purchased in DE many years ago which makes a clicking sound to inform about torque tension limit. Similar to the one below:

https://www.amazon.com/Changing-Scis.../dp/B073Z8RKLQ
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