Question about the cold...and ice...and tires...

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    Jan 03, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    Coming back from the gym, I noticed as I turned into my neighborhood that the tire on my neighbor's car is in a puddle frozen solid. It is about half way up the black part of the tire from where it touches the road. Can he just drive out of that ice or would that tear up his tire?

    It's fucking freezing down here, btw, 27F or -3C ....icon_evil.gif

    and I've got my finger on the red button! ... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 03, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    at 27F, he should be totally fine.
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    Jan 04, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    Yeah, they'll be okay, especially if they're all weather steel radials. The only time I've ever heard of tires shattering due to cold is in Siberia. Seriously.

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    Jan 04, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    -3c made me LMAO

    He can drive out without issue, we had a stretch of -30s just before Christmas, -3 is T-Shirt weather.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 04, 2010 6:14 AM GMT
    I grew up in sub zero temperatures, and drove a car there until I was 24 years old.
    Tires are made extremely tough.
    Have no fear.
    Your neighbor will hop in and go.
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    Jan 04, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    -3 icon_lol.gif

    That's tropical, try -35. He can totally drive out.
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    Jan 04, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
    haha it was -7 here yesterday! got up to 1 today! the walking bridge on my campus was on David Letterman's top 10 coldest places in the US!

    ....but yeah his tires will be fine.. hah
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    Jan 04, 2010 12:22 PM GMT
    A theme emerges: Canada is cold! (and in need of global warming)
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    Jan 04, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    Because of Canada, WE'RE cold!! (j/k)As far south as Miami which is to only hit 45 today. We ALL need some damn global warming...or AL Gore to give a speech. Same thing.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 04, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    I think if the tire was in a deeper puddle and the ice was frozen solid, we'd have a problem... not at a balmy 27 degrees.

    Speaking of cold... we are forecast to have record setting cold later this week when a serious Arctic front arrives. Highs are only to be in the teens, (with lows near zero). If so, we will be flirting with all time low "daily maximums". We didn't have it that cold last year.... not for several at least.
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    Jan 04, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    A couple of years ago, in January, northern Minnesota (where I used to live) set a new state record of -60 deg-F. On the same day, in San Diego (where I live now) reached +82 deg-F, a difference of 142 deg-F. I won't be moving back.

    As far as the frozen-in tire...if the widest portion of the tire (e.g. mid-sidewall on the lower portion of the tire) is encased in ice, you might consider letting a little of the air out to reduce the tire pressure and hence make it easier for the tire to change shape during the extraction.
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    Jan 04, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    OMG! ... icon_eek.gif ... It's 0C! ...We aint got no temperature! ... The temperature is gone. ... We have run out of celcius. ... How do we get more celcius???? ... OMG!
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    Jan 04, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    Caslon12000 saidOMG! ... icon_eek.gif ... It's 0C! ...We aint got no temperature! ... The temperature is gone. ... We have run out of celcius. ... How do we get more celcius???? ... OMG!


    Import Glenn Beck to your area and have him begin speaking. If he's not available, Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin should be.
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    Jan 04, 2010 5:58 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil said
    Caslon12000 saidOMG! ... icon_eek.gif ... It's 0C! ...We aint got no temperature! ... The temperature is gone. ... We have run out of celcius. ... How do we get more celcius???? ... OMG!


    Import Glenn Beck to your area and have him begin speaking. If he's not available, Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin should be.

    That's ok. I will go without having any temperature then. ... icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    I think terrible things could happen!

    You had better stop your car and ring his doorbell, right away, and let him know ... make sure he knows you just came back from the gym and offer to take him to dinner to discuss further car maintenance issues


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    Jan 04, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    you piss against the tire till the ice melts.
    if it doesn't work, you ask the owner to come out and take a piss as well, if not enough you ask more guys.
    any guy and his dog can do it.
  • PipHop

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    Jan 04, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    OMG, you're in Virginia complaining?! I moved to Chicago from Orlando; cold LIVES here. His tires will be fine.
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:16 PM GMT
    -27, is not much below freezing, so the ice is very weak--no problem moving it . Now if it was below 0 and really cold as it is here and that much water around your tire, I would thaw the ice a little first. It's been really cold here, that our belts often freeze up INSIDE THE BUILDING at our UPS center and will not move, until we get portable gas heaters on them. Last week, they could not back up the trailers to the dock because all the brakes on them were froze. The temperature is kept at only 45 degrees in the building because they are trying to save money in the heating bill. But you can imagine how cold it gets inside the trailers. It''s like a meat locker. And then my pet peeve is when people put on their package, DO NOT FREEZE. LOL It smelled like rotten fish in the air trailer and someone shipped live goldfish and they froze and then must have thawed out somewhere in warmer climate and leaked all over and stunk up the trailer with rotten gold fish. lol
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    xassantex saidyou piss against the tire till the ice melts.
    if it doesn't work, you ask the owner to come out and take a piss as well, if not enough you ask more guys.
    any guy and his dog can do it.


    lol, it works!
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    xassantex saidyou piss against the tire till the ice melts.
    if it doesn't work, you ask the owner to come out and take a piss as well, if not enough you ask more guys.
    any guy and his dog can do it.

    Well, I am certainly not going to ask for help in Canada! ... icon_eek.gif



    How can you tell is a guy had car trouble in Canada?

    ---his car reeks of urine! .... icon_lol.gif



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    Jan 04, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    mtlswim saidI think terrible things could happen!

    You had better stop your car and ring his doorbell, right away, and let him know ... make sure he knows you just came back from the gym and offer to take him to dinner to discuss further car maintenance issues


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    Would you care for a nice plate of polar bear liver and onions? ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    PipHop saidOMG, I moved to Chicago from Orlando...

    Well, that was dumb! ... icon_rolleyes.gif ... icon_wink.gif
  • PipHop

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    Jan 05, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    D'oh, you!!!

    I secretly think that every other day lol