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Old 01-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by keiji View Post
That's what I thought too...and then I realized that I could pull, change, and mount a tire in less time than it took to get to the nearest shop and back(nobody is paying me to drive my car either. 2 2'x'4's, some cut up poland spring jugs, and maybe $20 in tire irons.

I would either be wasting my time driving to the shop, or I could be wasting it changing my tire. After the first tire change, the "tools" have already paid for themselves. If you are pulling your rims to get the discounted rate, you are almost all the way there anyway.
I was just about to say the same thing.
And tire irons are must have anyway. I don't use any other tools for tire change. Except for tube snake and pump.
Local shops around here are garbage(about 20 per tire I guess), I can get anything from internet faster and for much less money.

I usually spread out process over day or two when I have time between other things.
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