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Old 27 Aug 2006, 11:03 am
cdn_icecube@hotmail.com
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Default Take tires off rims, from home

Hi all

Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?

I was just thinking of deflating them and then lift them off the rim
with a metal bar, carefuly so not to "rip" them.


Thanks!

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Old 27 Aug 2006, 11:27 am
John Horner
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cdn_icecube@hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
> off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
> same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?
>
> I was just thinking of deflating them and then lift them off the rim
> with a metal bar, carefuly so not to "rip" them.
>
>
> Thanks!
>


Tubeless tires are much harder to remove than are bike tires. The
hardest part is that you have to break the bead, which is to move the
bead off the rim. This is done with pressure in. I doubt that you can
do it by hand without special tools. At the very least you would need
something like this:


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34542

John
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 12:51 pm
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I have used a bumper jack on the tire to break the seal. You could use a
small hydraulic jack or the jack that comes with the car. Put the tire
under the car or truck and the base of the jack on the tire. Jack against
the bumper or wherever there is a solid place above the jack.
You will need two or more tire irons to get the tire off the rim after the
tire is loose.
Derek


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Old 27 Aug 2006, 07:16 pm
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Derek Lawler wrote:
> I have used a bumper jack on the tire to break the seal. You could use a
> small hydraulic jack or the jack that comes with the car. Put the tire
> under the car or truck and the base of the jack on the tire. Jack against
> the bumper or wherever there is a solid place above the jack.
> You will need two or more tire irons to get the tire off the rim after the
> tire is loose.
> Derek


That said, it should take any tire shop less than 15 minutes to remove four
tires from four rims, and the better ones won't even charge you for it. It's a
lot of work to undertake without the proper tools.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 07:25 pm
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Matt Ion wrote:
> Derek Lawler wrote:
>> I have used a bumper jack on the tire to break the seal. You could use a
>> small hydraulic jack or the jack that comes with the car. Put the tire
>> under the car or truck and the base of the jack on the tire. Jack
>> against
>> the bumper or wherever there is a solid place above the jack.
>> You will need two or more tire irons to get the tire off the rim after
>> the
>> tire is loose.
>> Derek

>
> That said, it should take any tire shop less than 15 minutes to remove
> four tires from four rims, and the better ones won't even charge you for
> it. It's a lot of work to undertake without the proper tools.


indeed. it can be done, but it's major sweat. you'll spend more on
rehydration fluids than you will paying the guy at the garage to take
them off on the proper machine.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 08:01 pm
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cdn_icecube@hotmail.com wrote in news:1156694615.206919.243180
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> Hi all
>
> Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
> off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
> same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?




Yeah. Some guy in rec.autos.tech tried this about a year ago. It took
him hours and hours and lots of sweat and foul language. You could
Google for it.

Take it from me: it ain't worth it. Just let a tire shop do it for you.



>
> I was just thinking of deflating them and then lift them off the rim
> with a metal bar, carefuly so not to "rip" them.




These are not bicycle tires, buddy. Not nearly as flexible and soft.




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Old 28 Aug 2006, 12:21 am
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On 27 Aug 2006 09:03:35 -0700, cdn_icecube@hotmail.com wrote:
>Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
>off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
>same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?


Don't know about "shop", the local gas station can probably do it for
you for pocket change.

J.

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Old 28 Aug 2006, 05:47 am
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cdn_icecube@hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
> off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
> same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?
>
> I was just thinking of deflating them and then lift them off the rim
> with a metal bar, carefuly so not to "rip" them.
>
>
> Thanks!
>


Doing it, at home, is possible. However, it's not advised if you're
dealing with alloy rims. Using tire irons, will undoubtedly, mar the
finish as you beat them, to pry the tire over the edge
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 08:33 am
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Thanks to all who replied. Seems too complicated for little gain. I'll
take them to a local garage. The little $$ they will charge me seems
well worth it!

Cheers all



SilverStude wrote:
> cdn_icecube@hotmail.com wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
> > off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
> > same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?
> >
> > I was just thinking of deflating them and then lift them off the rim
> > with a metal bar, carefuly so not to "rip" them.
> >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >

>
> Doing it, at home, is possible. However, it's not advised if you're
> dealing with alloy rims. Using tire irons, will undoubtedly, mar the
> finish as you beat them, to pry the tire over the edge


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Old 28 Aug 2006, 05:50 pm
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Especially when I think about how my Dad did it in the early 50's. He would
drive over the deflated tire with his light truck. Worked.
Chas
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>
> Thanks to all who replied. Seems too complicated for little gain. I'll
> take them to a local garage. The little $$ they will charge me seems
> well worth it!
>
> Cheers all
>
>
>
> SilverStude wrote:
>> cdn_icecube@hotmail.com wrote:
>> > Hi all
>> >
>> > Quick question. I have 4 tires on rims and I would like to take them
>> > off their rims without going to a shop. Is it possible to do using the
>> > same technique as one would use for bike tires? Anyone tried this?
>> >
>> > I was just thinking of deflating them and then lift them off the rim
>> > with a metal bar, carefuly so not to "rip" them.
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >

>>
>> Doing it, at home, is possible. However, it's not advised if you're
>> dealing with alloy rims. Using tire irons, will undoubtedly, mar the
>> finish as you beat them, to pry the tire over the edge

>



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