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Dismounting LAV tires help please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Are these beadlocks like the h1 rims? I have tried everything i could think of cant get them off. this sucks. i need this done. Anyhelp would be great. thx
     
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    i paid 15 dollars per tire to have them removed from the rims. They are a major pain in the butt but shops use a hydro press to break the bead.
     
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    any place that deals w/ semi trucks should do it. def. not worth the struggle
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok i will look into a truck shop. So there not beadlock wheels?
     
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    bro the only place around wanted 40 per tire, and me being broke all the time took out the saw zaw and started hacking. its some tedious work, but i got them done. i would cut the bead ring, and rim. I would make my cuts at the 12 0'clock, 6, 3 and 9 positions and the a hit or two with a sledge and the ring would be off and the tire could then come off..
    I also cut the runflat with the saw zaw. i made 1 cut all the way through and then twisted the runflat out by hand.
     
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    Guess that is one way to do it.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    My brother buys these tires from the gov and resells them. We dismount them at the shop...goes something like this...

    1. Break bead (ring) with hyd press, pound a piece of tube between bead ring a lock ring, rotate and repeat 3-4x. (Watch out for the ring when it comes loose!)

    2. Flip over, put wheel on 5" high tube, put big piece of tube on tire, press down on it to press wheel out of tire/runflat.

    3. Pry tire/ runflat to the side, thread chain or strap thru, chain runflat to floor, lift tire sideways with forklift.

    It's a lot of work, but worth it. The tires are awesome. Work good off road, and smooth on hwy. I really like XMLs, but they're hard to find.


    If you don't have a facilities, take 'em to truck tire place, or I'd do the sawzall thing and cut it all to bits except the tire.
     
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    OK thx
     
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    Or maybe some redneck ingenuity. Chain the wheel to a tree or rig, weld a ring to the lock ring, yank out with another rig, repeat with bead ring, wheel, runflat?
     
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    that's pretty much how we do it when the mechanics are too busy to help us out in the shop.
     
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    ok thx
     

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