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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Flat tire Reply To: Flat tire

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Flat tire Reply To: Flat tire

  • Malcolm Sams

    Member
    September 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    I strongly recommend EP Auto tire inflator like I got on Amazon. It’s quiet, and can be programmed. It is 12v, but I’ve had 12v Truck rated pumps from Intermatic- now Campbell Housefield, and this little pump is just as good as those were. The only problem I’ve had is with the screw on tire stem connector. To replace it with a 1/4 locking stem, don’t cut the hose, smush the crimp as flat as possible one way, then open it up, and it will slide right off the rubber hose. It’s much smaller than 120v compressor, and has done the job on truck tires.

    I’m very interested to see how the jacking procedure is going to work for the rear tire specifically. I’m not seeing where a shop would be able to use a lift on the Aptera, so we might be changing our tires in the parking lots. I would expect some sort of bottle jack since I can’t see how you could get a scissor jack to work without some engineering Kung fu.