Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
This thread is 3 years old
Monty Python has so much untapped forum enhancing material
I just drive over the tire and rim with the old pickup.
I use a board when I do fancy rims.
It's alive again!! If I have the time to wait, Discount Tire will do it for free and sometimes I just drop em off and go run other errands but I've been busting down my own tires for many years and even mount and balance my own. Got tired of fixing busted lugs from over zealous moron impact users. Just a few weeks ago a buddy came over with his Dakota because he couldn't get the front wheels off to do a brake job. My breaker bar is pretty long but we had to stick on a 24" cheater pipe and stand on it to get the lug nuts off!! What kind of crap is that!? A local chain auto store (not Discount) had just installed his new tires a month earlier. Anyways, installing new tires is easy (at least to me
) and have never distorted a bead. Little bit of soap and water or WD-40 goes a longs ways too to help lube the rubber to make it slide easy. I made a bead breaker a long time ago and that stopped the jacking and using bare rims to break the bead lol but recently, I found a manual tire changer and that should help I hope. I too have had a few wheels messed up by so called experienced tire changers using the real machines.