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Old 06-10-2006, 11:43 AM
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I Need Some Information Please?

My girlfriend loves those do it yourself shows like DIY aires daily.

Today she's watching a show called: Rock Solid.
The task of the day is to re-do a drive in cobblestone.

While digging up the additional ground to make the drive more square and appealing the guys on the show pop the right front tire off the wheel on the backhoe they're using.

With no spare or jack to fix the problem (and stating "Don't Try This At Home") they spray starting fluid around the inside of the wheel, hit it with a torch which causes the tire to re-seat on the wheel and even fills the tire with air.

Does this actually work???????

I have never heard of this method before?

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Old 06-10-2006, 11:54 AM
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Yes it does work, but its far from being safe. I have done this many times on my 4x4 truck tires. (When you are off road and blow a tire off the rim and miles away from the main road you have to do what you have to do!!) But like I said its not safe. Now that I am older, and armed with the proper information I don't think I ould do it again. Just my .02

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Old 06-10-2006, 01:16 PM
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Ive seen them do this at my work. I work at a ford dealer and a diesel tech got so mad he couldnt get a tire to pop he used the starter fluid way. This wasnt a normal tire though it was from a big f800.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for providing examples.

Like I posted, I've never heard of this done so I thought I'd ask around.

Thanks.
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They do this on monster trucks all the time to seat the bead. I've only seen one "non-professional" do it and he singed his eyebrows! It's not the safest thing in the world.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:44 PM
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"Truth" It works, I have had to do it twice on the beach in Mexico rear snadrail tire broke a bead in the sand. Eather and a match fixed it the second time, I did not get all the sand away from the lip of the rim and would not hold air !!
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