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Old 10-05-2003, 04:28 PM
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removing tire from rim...

I am having one hell of a time removing a tire from a rim. The tire is very old, dry rotted, and doesn't hold air. They're the origonal rims for the nova project I'm working on, and I picked up a free set of low-pros for it yesterday and I need to swap them. When I try to peel the tire off, it WILL NOT let go of the rim. Even with a jackhaul on the tire, smushing it into the ground and trying to make the seal break won't work. Any suggestions for doing it at home? Even cutting the tire off would work, but how would I go about doing that??

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Old 10-05-2003, 05:56 PM
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Frankly, I can't see any reason that someone would go thru that much trouble to take a tire off the rim. Take it somewhere to get it done. The chances of getting a low profile tire on the rim at home, by hand, without ruining the bead are slim and none.
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Old 10-06-2003, 12:36 AM
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I found an old timer in town that'll do it for 3 bucks a rim!
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Haha, well, I came, and I conquered! Actually my dad came home and had a tool (name unknown to me) that yanked the bead off the rim, but it still had one hell of a time. The local tire shop near by wanted $20 to do two rims .. which seems very overpriced and I didn't feel like shopping around, more like using some muscles.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:55 AM
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The local tire shop near by wanted $20 to do two rims .. which seems very overpriced and I didn't feel like shopping around,
I need to move there and open up a business. Around here the going rate is about $2 per wheel just to take a tire off. If their in a good mood some will do it for freebies.

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Old 10-06-2003, 09:21 AM
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Sorry, I posted wrong....My oldtimer CHANGES the tires for 3 bucks....it's funny...everything is $3....change a tire.....fix a flat.....rotate....he takes old tires off the rim for free...I have a big stack of receipts for $3.17...I like to tip him a dollar everytime and watch his eyes pop out of his head....."no no no, you don't have to do that".....Then he looks down and goes "awww shucks"!
His name is even car related....Emery
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:29 AM
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Horror Story of changing tire at home

Story of a dumb 17 year old. wanted to go to drive in with some friends in 1969. Problem was had a flat that needed to be fixed, had, done it many time previously so not a big deal. Got the tire broken down and old one off the rim and was installing the new (used) tire using crowbar to get over the rim it slipped and flew and hit our hero just below the nose and knocked out both front teeth. How do I know the story so well, I am that dumb-*****. Wear false teeth today because of it 34 years later. Moral of the story, pay the few bucks in the long run it is a lot cheaper.
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:51 PM
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Even after wrestling the old tire off and the new tire on, it still needs to be balanced. That is if the thing will hold air with the bead damaged from forcing it on.
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Old 10-07-2003, 12:37 AM
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When i was a kid (in the 50s)my dad and I used to break tires down with a bumper jack. Place the tire under the bumper, jack stand at the bead edge, jack the car up until the bead pops. You may have to move the tire once and do that again, most times a big hammer, a couple of big screwdrivers and the jack handle would break the bead loose. Pull the tube out, patch, and put the tire back on. Lots of elbow grease and sweat. not the safest fix in the world, but maybe a good thing to know for emergencys. Dan
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:58 PM
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I'm lucky. I got an old tire machine from the local high school a few years ago.
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Ponch.... did you get one that is actually a machine? The ones we had when I was in High School were called machines, but were people powered. You had to push the thing down to break the bead. Of course, the tires had tubes back then, so they came off easier, and a minor tear on the bead was not as big a deal as they are now.
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its a manual (people powered) machine. Its real handy for aluminum wheels. Less chance of scratching them.
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in our garage...and by our i mean my dads...we have an old tire changer (people powered) and it has to be one of the handiest tools in the place. but...they dont work well on atv tires. my dad ended up gettin hit in the chin with the bead buster (some of you might know what im talking about) a trip to the hospital and 3 stitches..an inch higher and it would have been a trip to the dentist and probably 3 grand.
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Haha, well, I came, and I conquered! Actually my dad came home and had a tool (name unknown to me) that yanked the bead off the rim, but it still had one hell of a time. The local tire shop near by wanted $20 to do two rims .. which seems very overpriced and I didn't feel like shopping around, more like using some muscles.
the tool that yanks the bead off the tire, is likely a tire Iron, if it just seperates the bead, it is a bead breaker
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:11 PM
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I've got an air powered one my dad picked up from a tire shop a few years ago.
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