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De-Mounting Tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey do any of you guys have some tips on to taking off 35" mud terrains on 16.5" rims? I broke the beads easily enough but i cant figure out how to get the tire off of the rim? The local walmart tire place is giving me a hard time about it, even though they did my bro's 38's a few weeks ago so im trying to save some $$. Any tips to do this, ive been using some big crow bars with no luck. thanks Mike
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    also there is a short side and long side to the rim . you need the short side to get the tire off the rim. short side = bead seat lip to drop section in rim.

    if you try the long side you might just be there a long time.
     
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    ok cool.. but what do u use to get them off? peal it off like a bike tire?
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    2 pry bars and lube. from the drop center side. walk the bars one over the other, over the other over the other...........
     
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    Put a prybar between the bead and the wheel on one side. Put your foot on the other side on the sidewall and push down on the tire so the bead can go into the recess (arrow in pic) and pull back on the prybar. The tire bead should go into that recess area and you can use the two bars to work around the bead by playing "leap frog" with the bars... going just a little farther each time.

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    awesome thanks guys
     

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