How It Is Made
Tire armor is an improvised pattern, meaning you don't need a schematic to make it. You will need:
Someone with around 18 brawn. This is a brawn roll to make.
5 tires (scav them west of Chemical Plant or western Crater Rim)
2 copper wires (scav from crack mansion)
2 brass wire ( for these. You'll need 16+ Scavenge or an electromech workbench and suicide belt schematic. Threadless and PYN in Freedom City sell them. Also scavenged in the Gangland "maintainence cupboard" tile and Sub-Sewers "Pustule" tiles.)
2 human skins
1 t-shirt (stripped from crackheads or bought at Threadless)
1 cargo pants (stripped from some crackheads or bought at Threadless)
. Unlike leathers, this covers your entire face and body and will probably will be your best set of armor for a while.
The 18 Brawn requirement is debateable, my 8 Brawn whipper can make tire armors. Maybe it's Scavenge or Brawn/Scavenge?