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Old 09-02-2010, 06:53 AM   #1
Is there an easy way to remove a tire from the rim?  
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I need to have the tires replaced on two rims. I have the new tires and the rims now have the old tires on them. Whenever I go to the tire store, I get into the same discussion. The store wants to charge me to dispose of the old tires (like $15 each). Meanwhile, my township will allow me to put up to 4 tires per year into their recycling center, for free. The tire store won't let me walk away with the old tires, for fear that I will dump them someplace illegally.

Is there an easy way to remove the old tires from the rim? I can sacrifice an old circular saw blade, or I can use a Sawzall. I'm wondering if I get thru the tire, will I be able to cut all of it, including the bead part that runs right against the rim?

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You might ask one of the "used tire" places to just break them off of the rim for you. They might charge you a few bucks, but it wouldn't be $15 per tire. Heck, they might even take the tires if they have a few miles left on them.

As for DIY, your goal is to get one part of the bead to drop into the valley in the center of the rim while you lever the opposite part of that bead over the lip of the rim. Clamp the tire from side to side to push the inside bead off of the rim and toward the outside bead. Then find a pry and a small piece of wood (the wood will protect your rim from your prybar). Pry the opposite side of the inside bead over the rim. Make sure the bead drops into the valley of the tire as you pry.

If you have really low profile tires, this is an especially difficult (sometimes impossible) task.

A quick and dirty check found an article on dismounting a motorcycle tire. Same basic principles: Best Way - DIY: Motorcycle Tire Mounting | eHow.com
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If you can break them loose, on both sides, a small cutoff grinder wheel wors great. Hardest part here is youre dealing with Aluminum (correct?) rims, which are real easy to mar up....

Just be real careful. Bolt cutters work for the bead if you work at them. For the rest of the rubber, cut it with a sawzall or small cutoff wheel.
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oh for dear sake just use 2 bbigger flat tips screw drivers and manual work. lol braking beads is the hardest point. of the job. just use a nother car and a bumper jack or a fence post driver and a bar to brak beads lol. i'll post pics of the tires i did the other day when i'm on the computer i'm on my phone now. kinda hard to do.
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a stanley utility knife and a pack of blades will cut around the sidewalls of many tires - easily, and you wont inhale the stink and smoke caused by a power tool .

hold knife in 1 hand and push down with the other - last time I cleaned out my tire pile I did about 14 tires with 2 or 3 blades

just remember to cut the tire at the point furtherst from you and move or turn tire to repeat - never pull the knife towards your thigh --trust me on that!
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here are the pics lol its not to hard to mount and unmount tires,
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