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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Freehold, NJ
My Ride: 2001 PT Cruiser / LE
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Is there an easy way to remove a tire from the rim?
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?