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So, Sunday I noticed a tire that was about to go bewm.
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So, Sunday I noticed a tire that was about to go bewm.

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May 16, 2022, 12:26 PM
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Front tires were looking rough, and I knew they were on their last leg but figured I had a good 5K more miles. But I had been evidently checking front driver's side, because Sunday I looked at the front passenger side and it was BAD, maypop status. Ok, so then looked at the back tires. Back driver side was bad, but not too bad, and better than front, but still god for maybe 10K miles or so. But PASSENGER side, well, it was done. YIL - Check ALL tires.

So go today to get 4 new tires. No Michelins to be found. Could do two Michelins, but not 4. So got a step down tire. Still $119 a tire. KFC. Ok, so a set of not Michelins at the price of my last set of Michelins. Great. Then also knew front brakes were marginal and back was bad. Yep, they found it. So 4 new brake pads. Looking at 4 digits now.

Now this comes after just replacing the TV the youngest broke.

Lovely.

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I need to replace front brakes on the truck

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May 16, 2022, 12:30 PM
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and at least one tire on the car.

I'll just wait until I'm having a really good month financially and all of it will break simultaneously

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Ain't nuthin getting cheaper.

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May 16, 2022, 12:33 PM
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The Michelins I wanted, were like $150 each. I paid $110-$115 for them in 2018. They lasted almost 110K miles.

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Yave Iatthews Land? Krosby Fills & Cash?***

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May 16, 2022, 12:35 PM
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change own brakes

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May 16, 2022, 12:48 PM
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profit

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^^^ This

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May 16, 2022, 1:11 PM
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Need to do the ones on my Pilot. Have the parts, but lazy af.

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MauldinT, where are you???


yes.

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May 16, 2022, 1:21 PM
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Paying to have your brakes repaired is like paying to have the tube in a bike tire replaced.

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I distinctly remember discussing replacing brake pads on

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May 16, 2022, 1:25 PM
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the old 4Runner and the general Jounge consensus was "Why would Greenr, not a mechanic, trust a youtube video with his family's lives instead of just paying a professional to replace those brake pads?"

Well, you will all be happy to know, I replaced the brake pads a long time ago and THEN sold the car.

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I would pay someone $40 right now to break the nuts off

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May 16, 2022, 10:32 AM
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my lawnmower blades

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a couple feet of pipe that slips over your ratchet, and

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May 16, 2022, 2:40 PM
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a tube of anti-seize for reassembly is all you need.

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I got the pipe, tried to hold the blade with my hand, no

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May 16, 2022, 2:45 PM
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work. Had just got a piece of 2x4 to wedge teh blade and ran out of time.

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Should be a hole in the blade and a slot in the

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May 16, 2022, 3:02 PM
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underside of the deck to stick a screwdriver or something in to keep it from moving


Operative words being should be

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Well if I had found a slot to

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May 16, 2022, 3:18 PM
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stick it in, I woulda done it.

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Yeah, holding the blade with your hand, even with gloves on,

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May 16, 2022, 3:15 PM
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is a good way to lose a couple of those pesky little fingers on that hand. Especially with mulching blades, which usually means 4 blades. 2x4 wedge and banging the wrench with a hammer is my go-to method...

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I've got a breaker bar from a brake job I did on an RX330

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May 16, 2022, 3:47 PM
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so that's nice. The mower probably came with a tool to hold the blade in place but I lost in a long time ago.

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Might have to do what this guy did

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May 16, 2022, 5:03 PM
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Check it out starting at 21:44 (if it doesn't go there from the link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4WguiCUW0c

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At his level of pay...

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May 16, 2022, 1:26 PM
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He's losing money wasting time on brakes when he could be getting paid to fill dodgeballs.

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Difference between $60-80 and $300 at Firestone or wherever.***

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May 16, 2022, 1:29 PM
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And the kid at Firestone or wherever likely

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May 16, 2022, 1:36 PM
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Knows less or equal about braking systems than you do.

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I had Pendleton Tire put Yokohoma tires on my TL and have

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May 16, 2022, 1:32 PM
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been pretty happy about both the ride and the price.

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Ended up with Sumitomo.....seem to have good reviews

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May 16, 2022, 2:46 PM
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But the brakes LAWD HAP MUSSY. Those things must have been horrible, because I about ate the windshield the first time I hit them. Took the entire ride home to adjust from evidently horrible brakes to super sensitive brakes.

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Sumitomo????


May 17, 2022, 9:15 AM
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Sumitomo tires and they gotta be run flat

or as Mannie Fresh said it, "Suma-tuma tires and they gotta be run flat"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iCd6UHR-3I

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