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Advisory Board Member Buys Tire Lift
By Andrew Markel
December 21, 2006
I got a note from Per Mathiesen of Mat®€s Brake and Alignment in San Luis Obispo, CA. Per is a BRAKE & FRONT END advisory board member. He wanted to tell me about his new Rotary Tire Lift.
We have a new piece of equipment in the shop and I would like to display it for everybody. Lately we have been getting more and more trucks with oversized aftermarket tires so we decided a worthy purchase would be a new Rotary Tire Lift. It is able to lift wheel and tire assemblies up to 130lbs. and is designed to allow rotation of the assembly to line up with the wheel studs, it also is offset so there is no obstruction while installing the lug nuts.
I have attached some pictures of the Tire Lift.
Per C. Mathiesen
Here is a link to Rotary®€s Website
Steering Stabilizers: Suspension Geometry
By Gene Markel
May 01, 2006
Big rims or tires can look good and give a vehicle a unique look. But what is invisible becomes real ugly is the alignment and suspension angles that become altered. Also, that extra weight in stylist alloy rims or thick off-road tires can create a gyroscopic problem.
Light trucks and SUVs with wheels and tires that are 35-inches in diameter, combined with a lift kit, may be great for off roading, but they can have a scary effect on the way the steering reacts on a straight stretch of pavement at 70 MPH. Then there is the corner at 25 MPH where the steering wheel will not return to center or returns to center and oscillates.
A lift kit can raise the center of gravity of the vehicle and increases the possibility of a rollover. The manufacturer is required to place the following on a pickup or SUV sun visor: "This is a multipurpose passenger vehicle which will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car in driving conditions which may occur on streets, highways and off road. As with other vehicles of this type, if you make sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers, the vehicle may rollover or may go out of control and crash. You should read driving guidelines and instructions in the owner's manual, and wear your seat belt at all times."
A lift kit makes this information even more important. Gove...