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markdk86
07-17-2008, 12:10 PM
So I decided to save $200 and went to Home Depot to get all I would need to build a tire sled. $60 vs $200....

Anyway, would a plain car tire suffice or would a truck tire work better?

Reko
07-17-2008, 02:09 PM
car tire works fine.
just put a board on the bottom so the weights don't fall through.

shoudln't cost you 60 bucks though... what all are you doing to/with it?

Ben Moore
07-17-2008, 02:11 PM
$60...what did you get?

Couple old pieces of scrap wood...free, it was in the garage
Eye Bolt w/ nut - $4
Car tire - Free
*maybe a tow strap - $10

markdk86
07-17-2008, 02:18 PM
Haha I went all out on this thing, I'm so bored this summer I made a project out of it.

Rope, 2x4, eyebolts, screws washers bolts, piping and a flange to hold the plates. Umm, yeah :D

Ben Moore
07-17-2008, 02:24 PM
Nice - post up pics when you get done.

markdk86
07-17-2008, 02:33 PM
I will. I'm having my friend check his garage at Verizon for a tire lying around. I had a old truck tire but just got rid of it last week, go figure.

Reko
07-17-2008, 02:37 PM
go to an auto shop that replaces tires. I think they have to pay to have the old ones hauled off since you can't just throw them in a dumpster so they will probably give them away (I think).

Ben Moore
07-17-2008, 02:39 PM
go to an auto shop that replaces tires. I think they have to pay to have the old ones hauled off since you can't just throw them in a dumpster so they will probably give them away (I think).

yep...

markdk86
07-17-2008, 02:43 PM
go to an auto shop that replaces tires. I think they have to pay to have the old ones hauled off since you can't just throw them in a dumpster so they will probably give them away (I think).

I know they do, thats where I got the truck tire from. I'm just lazy and the only time I'm leaving the house today is to go running down the park.

Tom Mutaffis
07-24-2008, 06:53 AM
I bet that you could find something cool at a junk yard if you have some free time and want to get real creative with the project...

One thing that I found worthwhile was a "deer dragging harness" - bought it at Dick's Sporting Goods and I believe it was under $10, it is a nylon harness similar to what is used for the truck pull. It wouldn't be able to withstand more than probably 300-500 lbs, but for endurance drags it is perfect.

strongkid963
07-24-2008, 12:18 PM
So I decided to save $200 and went to Home Depot to get all I would need to build a tire sled. $60 vs $200....

Anyway, would a plain car tire suffice or would a truck tire work better?

i have been using a tire sled from things i found at home: tire, chain, u-bolt, 2x4, drill. it been holding up good and i can use it to make atlas stones,lol

weasel
07-24-2008, 02:51 PM
better be a really nice one for $60 you can scrounge stuff around your house or stuff friends might be throwing out. little scrap wood,tire,bolts,rope(maybe a buy for some people personally theres tons at my house),even pipe can be found locally really easy a bunch of people toss pipe out all the time around here like littale peices but you should need much).