• Oct 8, 2005

I had to change a tire recently after discovering a big nail stuck to the sidewall of my front passenger tire. Jacking up the car and loosening those tight lugs under the hot SoCal sun worked up a good sweat for me. If you'd rather do without the exercise and not having to change your shirt before heading back to the office, here is a handy tool to have: the Superjack Tire Changing Kit. The $149.95 kit comes with a remote-controlled jack that can lift up to 2 tons of vehicle six inches off the ground.  And you also get EZ Lug, which has a 32:1 crank ratio to loosen those tight lugs with ease.

Thanks MKS for the tip.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Guess these guys don't know the law on contests. By law you must annouce the winner. This is to keep people from having a contest/drawing without a winner. Hope none of the posters is a lawyer cause I'd be pissed.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah, they took all of the posts regarding the contest down, I guess they thought we would forget about it. What's also slightly amusing is in that post that John made last night, comments were not allowed.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Can the superjack handle full size trucks and SUVs and would it lift them up high enough to allow for a tire change? Good points about the Autoblog ass kissing contest...you would think at least some mention would be made instead of efforts that appear to cover it up everything...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Autoblog: You have got to be kidding. I have been a loyal reader who spent an entire Saturday reading through previous posts and preparing my entry. I was trying to win the Nano for my girlfriend, because I would spend so much time at Autoblog. So, I spend an entire extra day here, and this is what you do? As previously mentioned here, I believe it is illegal to announce a contest, accept entries until the deadline, and then reneg on the entire thing. It is most definitely unethical. Over 100 people spent a lot time and effort on their entries, and as part of the entry, posted this information on their own blog, advertising for you. I even recall a post concerning the Nano, that Autoblog had already gone out and purchased it and was just waiting to determine the winner. This is completely unacceptable and disappointing. I began to get suspicious when I heard nothing about who won, and then searched for the original post about the contest to no avail. Isn't that journalistically unethical behavior for a blog of this sort to remove previous postings? Very, very disappointed in what used to be my favorite website, and seriously considering legal action.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, last night around midnight, John Neff made a post regarding the Blog Contest. Apparently they took that post down, but I do have a few quotes from the post..."Due to some technical issues weve made the difficult decision to not discuss the contest further or announce the winner like we planned." Basically what John is saying is the contest didn't generate enough traffic for the site, so they just decided to call the whole thing off. It's weird, though, I don't know why they would take that post down.
      • 9 Years Ago
      creamy, they claimed that someone won and that the Nano had already been shipped. Conveniently, however, some technical issues prevented them from giving out any information regarding the winner. They couldn't, for some reason, even tell us which was the winning blog.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's bad, good effort from the participants going to waste, along with a lot of very pissed off people (damaging credibility?). But a brief post and other related posts, then having all mention of it removed shortly does show that someone along the line (of the contest) couldn't keep their promise to loyal readers. Out of curiosity, since AOL wasn't involved in the contest prior to the merger with Weblogs, Inc., but I wonder if AOL could handle this?
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's not likely any of the scammers, err, bloggers, will respond. I'm surprised that our comments have not been deleted yet. It's not that I'm mad about not winning-well, I don't even know if I didn't win, I don't know if anybody won-but it's the ridiculously immature way that the guys/gals of Autoblog are conducting themselves that's really starting to piss me off. Okay, they said technical issues were preventing them from releasing the name of the winner, at least tell us which blog won. And, if there really was no winner, and some technical issues really did prevent them from choosing a winner, they desperately need to explain themselves. That's all, tell us what really happened, was there a Nano to begin with? I'd just like to say that I sincerely despise the way Autoblog has run this "contest" and that they have lost a large amount of respect from myself, and, I think it's safe to say, from quite a few other people. I figure I'll give 'em about 48 hours to post up an explanation before I ensure that Autoblog's "sister" blogs, and the like, are aware of their scamming sibling.
      • 9 Years Ago
      whatever happened to the ipod contest thingy? anybody win?