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Has anyone used a scissors jack to replace a flat tire?

hbv2020

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May 18, 2019
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With the tire (19") inflated there is only about 5.25 inches clearance. In order to provide stability I was planning on attaching the puck to the jack. The puck is almost 2" and the collapsed jack is almost 4". Not enough room even without the flat tire. I am considering one of those inflatable bag jacks.
 

jkoya

NA2 NSX
Nov 21, 2018
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Northern CA
I have an inflatable jack that I purchased for my VW R32. It's fairly heavy and quite big in size. Mine is meant to be filled from the exhaust, but can be filled with a schrader valve. It takes time to fill and the scissor jack I purchased is smaller, lighter and faster.
 

KenC

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Sep 4, 2018
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With the tire (19") inflated there is only about 5.25 inches clearance. In order to provide stability I was planning on attaching the puck to the jack. The puck is almost 2" and the collapsed jack is almost 4". Not enough room even without the flat tire. I am considering one of those inflatable bag jacks.
You could carry a piece of wood to drive onto, giving a little more room when placing your scissor jack. The Porsche scissor jacks alot of us use, fold real tight, so don't need alot of room. They also have a nub, so you don't need a puck.
 

jkoya

NA2 NSX
Nov 21, 2018
3,626
1,557
Northern CA
The Porsche scissor jacks alot of us use, fold real tight, so don't need alot of room. They also have a nub, so you don't need a puck.

Exactly what I am doing also. The inflatable jack I purchased for my VW a few years back, takes up a lot of trunk space..
 

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