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Lifting a Mac for tire changes

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Any restrictions for lifting a Mac for tire changes? I have to change my tires on my Mac soon, are there any do's or don'ts for lifting/jacking a Mac?
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Did you watch them do it?? It stretches the fuck out of the tire! 馃槺
I did watch and remember thinking, "if that thing shot off there that'd leave a bruise." :ROFLMAO: The arm stretched it really far and then it appeared that a different arm with a rubber/plastic disk looked like it came from the bottom and broke loose the bottom of the tire and it came off slick as snot. I might add that he was very careful to manually control the speed so that it didn't damage the TPMS. I was extremely pleased with the care they took to ensure it was done correctly and didn't damage the rim or TPMS monitors!
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I did watch and remember thinking, "if that thing shot off there that'd leave a bruise." :ROFLMAO: The arm stretched it really far and then it appeared that a different arm with a rubber/plastic disk looked like it came from the bottom and broke loose the bottom of the tire and it came off slick as snot. I might add that he was very careful to manually control the speed so that it didn't damage the TPMS. I was extremely pleased with the care they took to ensure it was done correctly and didn't damage the rim or TPMS monitors!
Yes, fascinating to watch, and it's the same at my local Discount Tire, they're extremely careful with the car and with the rims. Ultimately, it's just a car, changing the tires is no different than on any other car. I have similar problems with the Phaeton, you have to be really careful about jacking that one because of the weight of it, and the air lines for the suspension run right alongside the rear jacking point so you have to be super careful not to pinch the lines.
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I have gotten a lot of interest in the wheel studs I make from this post thanks guys ! Here is some pictures of the two sets finished up going out. I do have a few more left if anyone is interested!
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I have gotten a lot of interest in the wheel studs I make from this post thanks guys ! Here is some pictures of the two sets finished up going out. I do have a few more left if anyone is interested! View attachment 228248
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I'll take a set... Everyone was making fun of me rolling around on the ground trying to line up the holes from the rotors with the wheels (i need it for P1) 馃槄
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These things are great, mine live in the elastic storage area in the frunk.
I Have simply had Tire Rack ship the tires directly to the dealer. Do not recall what they charges which is a good thing since I would have remembered if they scalped me.
craftgs,

Did same exact thing:
  1. Ordered through Tire Rack online.
  2. Tire Rack delivered to local Discount Tire I had identified during ordering process for free. (2 days)
  3. Made appointment in advance for installation. Showed up for appointment and Discount Tire charged me a total of $115 and some change to install. Tires were already paid for ($1,603.85)
  4. Fast, easy and painless. :ROFLMAO:
If only everything in life were so easy...LOL

Have a great weekend!
Cliff
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craftgs,

Did same exact thing:
  1. Ordered through Tire Rack online.
  2. Tire Rack delivered to local Discount Tire I had identified during ordering process for free. (2 days)
  3. Made appointment in advance for installation. Showed up for appointment and Discount Tire charged me a total of $115 and some change to install. Tires were already paid for ($1,603.85)
  4. Fast, easy and painless. :ROFLMAO:
If everything in life was so easy...LOL

Have a great weekend!
Cliff
Local discount tire didn't give you a hard time about installing tires that were not bought from them?
Local discount tire didn't give you a hard time about installing tires that were not bought from them?
Tire Rack and Discount Tire are the same company.
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Local discount tire didn't give you a hard time about installing tires that were not bought from them?
As invisiblewave said, same company with great partnership. Also, the nice thing is that they automatically register the tires for the warranty information in your name which is a nice perk. As well, they include a free (2-yr.) Road Hazard protection for each tire purchased ($87.74 per/tire) for the rears and ($57.72) for the fronts.......
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Went with a local tire company Santa Clarita Valley Tire who did a great job. Let me drive it in and out, installed the new tires without a nick to any part of the car. They then had a detail guy wipe it all down. I had bought the Cup 2鈥檚 from a member and so I had a winning experience all the way around. Even made friends with the shop puppy!
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Went with a local tire company Santa Clarita Valley Tire who did a great job. Let me drive it in and out, installed the new tires without a nick to any part of the car. They then had a detail guy wipe it all down. I had bought the Cup 2鈥檚 from a member and so I had a winning experience all the way around. Even made friends with the shop puppy!
Haha awesome. Nice looking dog and car. Can't figure out which one I like more.

Noticed those are the cup2 connects. Is this the 240 treadwear? Have you had a chance to test them out on the streets ? I was debating cup2 connect 240, but just went with the PS4S. My biggest question is how long it takes the connects to heat up compared to the trofeo R and the PS4S on the street. I could never get the trofeos to hook up and they would spin in 1st through 2nd. Thanks ahead of time !
Haha awesome. Nice looking dog and car. Can't figure out which one I like more.

Noticed those are the cup2 connects. Is this the 240 treadwear? Have you had a chance to test them out on the streets ? I was debating cup2 connect 240, but just went with the PS4S. My biggest question is how long it takes the connects to heat up compared to the trofeo R and the PS4S on the street. I could never get the trofeos to hook up and they would spin in 1st through 2nd. Thanks ahead of time !
Yes Cup 2 connects with 240 treadwear. I literally drove from the shop and put it into the garage where it sits. I agree that the TrofeoR didnt warm up quick and frankly I expect the Cup2's to be just as cold blooded. I got an absolute great deal on the Cup2's otherwise I probably would have gone with the PS4S due to my driving style and lack of track usage. I'll reach back later when I get a chance to do some canyon runs.
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