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Old 03-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Tire Changes During Long Mains - 1/8th

Has anyone got any methods, tips or advice for doing tire changes during long mains?

Sometimes it can be difficult to put-on the front wheels because of the one-way axle and the quick-release lever being shorter than at the rear.

Has anyone got any tried and tested methods for doing the tire change?

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Has anyone got any methods, tips or advice for doing tire changes during long mains?

Sometimes it can be difficult to put-on the front wheels because of the one-way axle and the quick-release lever being shorter than at the rear.

Has anyone got any tried and tested methods for doing the tire change?

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I know a lot of guy that will use a dremmel and slightly grind down the outside edges of the quick release to make the tire changes much easier and faster.
Its the inside of the quick release that actually holds on the tire/wheels, but the outside is what is making the tire/wheel difficult to change
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Try putting on the rear first on one side hold that rear and put on the front flip to the other side and repeat process. takes practice to get it down but remember slow is smooth, smooth is fast
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Try putting on the rear first on one side hold that rear and put on the front flip to the other side and repeat process. takes practice to get it down but remember slow is smooth, smooth is fast
This is the best way but remember to fill the car with fuel first so the engine will stay running during the tire change. If not the little bit of fuel you have in the tank will be on the side and not at the fuel pick up so the engine will shut down.
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I have also heard/seen people placing the glow plug on the engine while idling to help the engine idle while tire changing.
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