Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:59 AM
Well I noticed the handling of my car the last few weeks has not been quite what it was. Finally got around to getting the meter our, and saw my front tyres are currently at just over 3mm... not illegal yet, but never the less affecting handling, so I checked the rears... 5mm!
So now I need to swap the front and rear wheels around with the least amount of hassle. I was hoping to do this myself, but I need to jack both front and rear of the car at the same time, with only one jack! so, heres the plan...
I have two old tyres sat in the garden rotting away, and I hope to jack the car up enough to get the wheels off the ground, then slide one or two tyres under the axle / subframe just to keep it off the floor, then, I want to go and jack the rear up and leave it on the jack whilst I do the old 'switcheroo'. Question is, do you think the tyres will hold the car, or is it a bit risky?
Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:50 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:30 PM
NB Question Answered they want £31.50! to do a rebalance and replace a valve!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:39 PM
In that case, I will stick with it, and just keep a bit more distance between me and whoever is in front!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:36 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:54 PM
Or go to Qwikfit for a free brake check and get a bit necky while the wheels are off.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:29 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:02 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:55 AM
I agree that the most tread should be at the back though, come to think of it, come off the gas and let the road snap the tyres back in line is safer than trying to bounce back from a fishtail.
As I see it though, I will just get the tyres replaced when they get towards the 2mm direction, but this should get me through my holidays!
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