I was driving my girlfriend home quite late this evening when I drove over something that appeared to be a metal plate, whatever it was it didnt sound all that great. Upon arrival at her house a few minutes later I noticed my car was pulling terribly to the left.
There was no way running over debris could mess up my alignment that bad. I pulled up beside her house and sure enough...flat, driver side front...goddangit
I called CAA cuz it was a little to dark to be changing tires and they threw on the bike wheel. Problem is I HATE emergency tires on the drive wheels, its SO bad for the transmission. *sigh*
So, its a premature end to the chrome kickers, they are coming off tomorrow when I go to my dealer to dismount 2 of the 4 stock 16"s from my old Michy Energys and remount em into the tires Scotty sent me. Then dismount all 4 chrome rims from the Goodyears and toss the dead front, as well as the dead rear (losing pressure daily now)
Good thing the tires arrived Scott...thanks!
*sigh* its to soon to take off the 17's but I suppose the timing could be worse.
I'll post a pic of the 3" tear in the destroyed tire later on this weekend.
Post by Letitroll98 on Nov 14, 2004 11:02:25 GMT -6
Best flat tire story:
Guy gets a flat tire next to the funny farm. Jacks the car up and carefully places the lug nuts in the hubcap so's not to lose them. Walking around from the trunk with the spare, accidentally steps on the hubcab, all the lugnuts into the air and down the storm drain. "Dang, Shoot, Godfrey Daniel!!!" "What the heck am I going to do now?"
The whole time a crazy guy is watching from the other side of the fence. "Mister, hey mister." "What?" "Hey mister, if youse was to take one nut from each of the udder wheels, ita give ya enough to git down ta du gas station down dat road der, where youse cud git smore."
"Hey, that's right." So he does it. "That was pretty smart fella. What are you doing in there?"
"Oh mister, ya see, I'm crazy, not stupid."
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. - John Maynard Keynes
sucks balls, how is that bad for the trans though? i know it cant do any good, but just curious.
Sorry Steven I ignored your question.
You need to have consistent diameter of tires on the drive wheels for the transmission. A smaller tire (like an emergency spare) turns a lot faster then a regular stock tire (27.1" high). Two wheels turning at a different rate of speed is not good on the moving components of the gears.
My speedo read 40kph when I limped home that night, I was doing no more then 30-35 kph...if that.