Dismounting larger tires - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Newbie General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2006, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 43427
Location: Maine
Posts: 202
Send a message via AIM to ButtNuttN8
Dismounting larger tires

Id like a basic how to on dismounting large tires by hand. I took my 38.5x15x15 tires to get dismounted and they chunked the tires.. they went good for the tire but now wont touch big tires. Now place in my area even the large commerical truck tire places will touch big offroad tires so i need to learn how to do it by hand if anyone could help that would be great

thanks
ButtNuttN8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 05:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
b454rat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Member # 16536
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,450
Popping the bead is the hardest part. Once you get that, get two big prybars and some soapy water in a spray bottle. Spray the around the bead, step on one side of the tire to get the bead off the rim, enough to get the prybar in a pry it over the lip of the rim. Work your way around the rim. I don't take tires to get mounted or dismounted anymore, do it all myself.
__________________
1988 Chevy K3500 eventually SAS'd
b454rat is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-15-2006, 06:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Manson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Member # 37512
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 707
A highlift jack works fairly well to pop the beads then use the prybar method.
__________________
94 4Runner, solid axle swap, 3.4 swap, ultimate crawler, one tons, 39.5" iroks
Manson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 06:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member # 30098
Location: So Cal
Posts: 539
http://www.extremeoutback.com/index....d=2242431.4060

Try these guys.
__________________
[FONT=Arial]Feature Editor C4x4.com. Former owner of project This Old Scout. New owner of Project 'Blue Oval YJ', an 89 Wrangler with lots of potential! [url]http://www.c4x4.com/new_projects/yj/blue_oval_yj.html[/url] [/FONT]
mtroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 07:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 43427
Location: Maine
Posts: 202
Send a message via AIM to ButtNuttN8
thanks for the fast response im gonna get some big @$$ tire irons and some soapy water and give it a go i figure ill try the tire they messed up because i cant screw it up any more then it is. thanks agian
ButtNuttN8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 07:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49329
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 308
I've got a question on popping beads. I've seen people use another truck to pop a bead by laying the tire down flat, then driving the second truck up onto it. I can't imagine this being the best way to go about it, does this hurt the tire at all?
Randomquikfingrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 07:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Member # 69477
Location: Houghton MI and Northern MN
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Christoff Send a message via MSN to Christoff
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randomquikfingrs
I've got a question on popping beads. I've seen people use another truck to pop a bead by laying the tire down flat, then driving the second truck up onto it. I can't imagine this being the best way to go about it, does this hurt the tire at all?
Its works just fine. I have been around when it has been done and it is pretty quick and easy. Never heard of anyone having problems with doing it that way.
__________________
KC0TRP
Webmaster MTU 4 Wheelers 05-07
[url]www.mtu4x4.org[/url]
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, throughly used up, totally worn out, shouting HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIDE!!!"
Christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Member # 50360
Location: Mount Carmel, PA.
Posts: 1,634
Send a message via AIM to NetBSD Send a message via Yahoo to NetBSD
i use my 1990 dodge spirit to pop the small tires, and my buddies larger trucks to pop a bigger tire, works perfect, specially if you use the front tire because you can roll all the way around the bead to pop it
__________________
89 Ranger, 2.9, 6" lift, 35" baja claws
92 Silverado, 6.2L, GM-3 Turbo at 10PSI
NetBSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 08:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
Well Done Man!
 
welndmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 398
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 17,710
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via ICQ to welndmn Send a message via AIM to welndmn Send a message via Yahoo to welndmn
I have an install on my site (just ingore the tube part)
http://www.welldonefab.com/install.htm
removal is the same, I just use a high lift jack on the bead to unseat it.
__________________
Mark
71 Bronco. 42's and bolt on goats.
47' CJ2a, 302, C4, 33's. 2012, year of the flat fender.
welndmn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 04:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 42425
Location: Virginia
Posts: 289
I use the tractor up at work to pop the beads, works good so far. If I have to Ill pull out the skid steer Also try the Advanced Tire shine instead of soap and water, its in a clearish bottle that has like a purple tint to it, we use it to mount tires up at work (atv tires) they seat on the bead with anywhere from 10-20 psi instead of the usual 30-40. I usually can slide the first side of the tire over the rim without any tools but the second side I usually have to get the stuff out to do it with.
__________________
This is Pirate not some fawkin Mr. Rogers Sesame Street shit. -ProjectGoat
ZJ on tons in progress
mud_slinga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 04:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47974
Location: Springfield, OR
Posts: 335
The easiest way I've found to pop the beads (easiest part of changing a tire). Is to jack the front end of your truck up with a highlift, with the base of the jack on the tire (tire laying flat) next to the rim to break the bead. Easy as pie.
__________________
1990 XJ, locked, 33" TSL's, Rear 44
1996cc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 06:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Member # 50360
Location: Mount Carmel, PA.
Posts: 1,634
Send a message via AIM to NetBSD Send a message via Yahoo to NetBSD
Quote:
Originally Posted by mud_slinga
I use the tractor up at work to pop the beads, works good so far. If I have to Ill pull out the skid steer Also try the Advanced Tire shine instead of soap and water, its in a clearish bottle that has like a purple tint to it, we use it to mount tires up at work (atv tires) they seat on the bead with anywhere from 10-20 psi instead of the usual 30-40. I usually can slide the first side of the tire over the rim without any tools but the second side I usually have to get the stuff out to do it with.

WD-40 does the same job
__________________
89 Ranger, 2.9, 6" lift, 35" baja claws
92 Silverado, 6.2L, GM-3 Turbo at 10PSI
NetBSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 02:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
nissancrawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 76684
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 2,909
I second the high lift idea. I pull the hitch out of my receiver and put the high lift in the receiver and use it that way, same difference. Soap, spoons, and a 5 -gallon pail and you'll be good to go. Keep in mind you'll need to keep the tire bead in the drop center portion of the wheel to help it come off, so always work on the side of the wheel the drop center is closest too. If you have any trouble inflating, a ratchet strap around the tire tread can help seat beads, also setting it on the 5 gallon pail, seating the bottom bead by pushing down, then pulling up to seat the top bead with air going can help. There is a tire goop you can fill in between the wheel and tire with to stop air leaking to seat beads to. Last case scenario is the ether and match, be careful. I managed to buy a bubble balancer with tools and weights for $60 at an auction. Works well enough for balancing tires for me.
__________________
[QUOTE=nahmus;9175355]asking chit chat to stop before they are done is kinda like asking piranhas to stop after one bite.[/QUOTE]

Last edited by nissancrawler; 08-17-2006 at 03:00 AM.
nissancrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.