So, went to pick up a friend yesterday and I noticed my passanger front tire had a small pissing noise. Not being too far away from a tire shop, I decided to wing it and try to make it there.... or not! The Explorer started pulling HARD to the right. I pulled over as quickly as I could, thank god I wasn't going more than 40mph. Threw the hazards on and walked around to see the right front tire completly flat.
After saying a few choice words, I got the tiny spare jack out and began to lift the Explorer only to find out that it couldn't extend far enough to get my 31" tire off the ground. *Insert a few more choice words here* I proceeded to call driverDad and informed him of my situation. Thankfully my parents only live about 15minutes away. He came to the rescue with the 4 ton floor jack.
I got the spare tire on, finally and drove home. I found the Explorer to be rather humours looking now:
I inspected the flat tire to find that the sidewall had been slashed by a thin sharp object. The cut was about 4" long. I'm not sure if it was done by someone or if I drove over something in the road. I went inside to make some calls and found that good ol' Sears had my BFGoodrich tire. $170.00 later, I'm back on the road
-driverjohn2005 -- 1992 SSEi -- 15.22 @ 89mph 191k miles BUILT, not bought!
Gravenge ~ In storage
Daily Driver/Off Road Rig: 1996 Ford Explorer XL 4x4
Those damn jacks suck. I wouldn't use one ever unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. My truck comes with just a small lame bottle jack..there is no way in HELL I'm going to jack up 1/4 of a 3 ton truck, on the side of the road or something....and then remove a tire. thats INSANE!