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[*] posted on 4-13-2016 at 01:04 PM

I have no idea if this is already on THE LIST.

Take a cheater bar to bust loose lug nuts when you get a flat. I just had to change a tire and I couldn't have done it without my 4 foot cheater bar (a piece of galvanized pipe that fits over the lug nut wrench). The yahoo who rotated my tires last year must have gone crazy with the impact wrench.

In general be totally prepared to change a flat. In addition to the equipment that came with my truck I take the cheater bar, a two foot long 4x12 to use as a base for the jack, and an extra bottle jack.

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[*] posted on 4-14-2016 at 06:57 AM

I have done the same thing, Santiago.:light:



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[*] posted on 4-15-2016 at 10:37 AM

I have used this thread when preparing for trips, appreciate it.

Good advice on being prepared to change a flat. I might add that a cross type lug wrench is much less likely to snap off a frozen lug nut than the cheap single arm lug nut wrench that comes standard with most vehicles.

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[*] posted on 4-15-2016 at 11:10 AM

And a 24" piece of pipe as a cheater bar to slip over the lug wrench almost makes repairing a flat enjoyable!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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[*] posted on 4-15-2016 at 02:09 PM

Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
And a 24" piece of pipe as a cheater bar to slip over the lug wrench almost makes repairing a flat enjoyable!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 12:46 PM

I have a 3/4" drive breaker bar, you can put tremendous torque on it. And you can slip a pipe on the end if that isn't enough.

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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 06:09 PM

I highly recommend an "ophthalmic" antibiotic, have saved a few trips when people got something in their eyes or eye infections.

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