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How To Mount A Tire With An Ether Explosion

Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

Mounting tires is a pain in the ass, especially when they're heavy tractor-style off-road knobbies. So why wrestle with irons and pneumatics when you can just light a fuse?

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Doesn't look like the tire took damage in this unconventional mounting method... but it certainly doesn't feel SAE approved. Who can tell us why this is a terrible idea, or are these boys on to something?

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

I first saw this years ago on a TV show about Icelandic Land Cruisers that do glacier tours on giant low-pressure tires — they would do this out in the field with starter fluid and a lighter. By hand. Knowing a few Icelanders, it wouldn't surprise me if this was how they change their regular car tires, too.