Friday, November 25, 2011

Tire studding tips

The first shot of the video shows how I screw the studs (5/8" sheet metal screws) into the knobs of the tire from the outside first.  This accomplishes two things:  it creates the correct angle for the stud to protrude from the tire and it makes an easy-to-find starting hole for when you screw the stud into the knob from within the tire.

As you can see from the last shot, the studs, while not absolutely perfectly aligned, are for the most part, in two straight rows.

You may also note that I'm wearing mechanic's gloves to protect my hands from the very sharp points of the studs.

1 comment:

  1. If your tires aren’t properly inflated, they won’t do as well in driving conditions. It’s important to check, too, because the weather will compress the air to a certain extent, making it flatter. Make sure you keep your tires properly inflated so that you don’t run into trouble.