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wayne1956
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177 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2010 :  18:33:08  Show Profile Send wayne1956 a Private Message
Does anyone know of an easy way to remove a tire from a rim, other than the machines tire shops use? Time to time I have been able to have access to rims with tires, but have passed on them due to I do not have access to one of the machines that tire shops use to remove tires from rims. I currently have a couple of aluminum rims with tires, waiting for the time I can get something figured out.

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thogey
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Posted - 08/16/2010 :  18:54:38  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
I've used a drill and a sawzall, drill a hole through the bead and saw out from the hole.

Far from easy though a, pain in the butt. For aluminum it might be worth it,

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coinwolf
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USA
277 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2010 :  20:05:09  Show Profile Send coinwolf a Private Message
What thogey said is about the easiest LEGAL way to do it.
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messymessy
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88 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2010 :  20:11:26  Show Profile Send messymessy a Private Message
My grandfather used to pull tires from a rim with out a machine. I remember watching him do it, but can't remember how. I'll ask him tomorrow.
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Flbandit
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USA
851 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2010 :  20:12:50  Show Profile Send Flbandit a Private Message
I've used an angle grinder with a metal cutting blade. Just cut the sidewall, into the rim to cut the bead on either side and it will come off pretty easy. Just remember it's hard to get rid of tires. I'll fool with it for Aluminium wheels, but I still have some tires to get rid of as it is.

Are you throwing that out?
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hobo finds
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838 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2010 :  13:05:26  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
I may get one of these... You must be logged in to see this link.

83 pounds of Alum rims would cover the cost!
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hobo finds
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838 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2010 :  13:06:05  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
I may get one of these... You must be logged in to see this link.

83 pounds of Alum rims would cover the cost!
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hobo finds
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838 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2010 :  13:06:44  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
I may get one of these... You must be logged in to see this link.

83 pounds of Alum rims would cover the cost!
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2010 :  13:09:20  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
Or 3 of them! Sorry it posted so many times! During the last clean up around here I kept an eye on some alum rims with tires on them they had been out for weeks then one day someone came buy and broke them down and left the tires they must have had something like this!
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hobo finds
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  10:15:56  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
I did the drill and sawzall method it worked but took a long time. It was worth it as it was 72 lbs alum (4 wheels) at .65 a lb. $46.80 or $11.70 each...
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bruce hylton
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USA
102 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2010 :  12:02:31  Show Profile Send bruce hylton a Private Message
Circle saw cuts thru the tire and wheel easy.
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mauk13r
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USA
60 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2010 :  09:48:37  Show Profile Send mauk13r a Private Message
I have used a drill and a come along with good results.
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HaulinRanger
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3 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2010 :  22:35:31  Show Profile Send HaulinRanger a Private Message
The first step no matter what is let the air out. You can use a bottle jack on the tire, pressing up against something fixed/ heavy like the frame of a truck if it sits up high enough. Once both beads are broken a pry bar or tire spoon and a hammer can be used to remove the tire. This usually won't dameage the tire either. The lower profile the harder it is too remove, using some lube/ dish soap on the beads will help a lot too.
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Burntrubber87
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14 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2010 :  18:36:49  Show Profile Send Burntrubber87 a Private Message
For me, when I first started the problem wasn't getting the tire off the rim, it was breaking the bead. I tried cutting the rim up, cutting the tire..usually just ended up in alot of nasty smoke and in one case a fragmented piece of cutting wheel from an angle grinder cut my chest open.

If you have a truck, or even a car that has a bumper and fender that will clear the rim..just deflate the tire and run over the tire with your car..just the tire, try to miss the rim. It will usually pop it off the bead very easily.

Then just take your crowbar and screwdrivers or tire spoons and pry the tire off or its easier to cut the bead with the tire off the rim bead..if that make sense..I was thinking about making a video showing people how to do this, it won't even damage the tire and i've done it with a small car before.
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