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    Quote Originally Posted by Grynder View Post
    First off, Glad to hear your relatively ok !
    Truly a close call !

    Second, a great reminder of how something so mundain as a flat tire can turn "Life or Death" in a split second !

    Third, I feel this story is not something we should keep to ourselves. With your permission I would like to repost/link to this in other forums where I am a member. I would also urge others here to do the same if the OP gives permission.

    Fourth, A great reminder that everyone should do a "practice" tire change on each of their vehicles at home in their driveway. Become familiar with the tools, procedures and precautions in relative safety and comfort.

    Last, a couple of tips.......
    Have ALL passengers exit the vehicle before jacking (Shifting wieght).
    When towing, consider the effects of the towed vehicle/trailer when jacking.

    Any one have any other tips to add ?
    Good call! One thing to add is to check condition of your spare from time to time. Pressure and dry rot or other damage.


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    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    Jr. Mechanic Grynder's Avatar
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    Sometimes it is better to leave the young ones in the vehicle for safety sake. The post just had me recall a situation I saw once where one of those 15 passenger vans had a flat. all the occupants stayed inside to enjoy the A/C I suppose while the lucky/unlucky driver got to change the tire. The van wasnt full but it had at least 10 people in it. Avg. weight per person, 150 lbs/ x 10 = 1500lbs shifting ! That had to be scary when they moved about even a little. Sounds like you did everything right, just one of those times that bad things happen to good people.

    Thanx for the ok to repost. Maybe we can help prevent an injury or something worse....
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  3. #13


    I just noticed that pretty truck in the photo. What do you have there?

  4. #14


    well I'm going out to my surburban right now and throwing a bottle jack in the back.
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    wow i have the same jack.... gonna have to get me a new one
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