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    Red face The best and safest way to remove tire from Rim for scrap



    It took me a while to figure this out but at the end I came with a good idea that anybody can do.


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    See if you can get better prices for rims than scrap price.

    I can get 25% more if the rims are in good condition. They pack them into shipping containers and send them to the middle east, where they recondition and resell them. From NewZealand.

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    Faster to just cut down threw where the tread meets the side walls of the tire and into the rim of the wheel threw the bead on both sides. You dont need to cut threw the tread or cut the tire off and leave sidewalls with the bead on the rim and have to struggle to remove the bead. Just cut, cut, and pop er off.
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    Tire machine is the best way. Second best way is a chop saw.

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    The best way is wait til you've got a few of them and grab a box of donuts (or a 6-pack of beer, depending upon the time of day) and head to my mechanic buddy's shop.

    It's an unusual arrangement, but he's pretty grateful to me for explaining to him about scrapping the parts he removes from vehicles. He used to just throw them away.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Currently looking for a job in or related to scrap/recycling. Relocation is possible for the right offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInTheHat View Post
    It's tough to beat that for a deal. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Man...I kinda want to try one of those tire changers. Assuming they work decent and hold up, that would save some serious coin vs all the sawzall blades I normally blow through. Plus then you could save the good tires.

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    I have the same unit. It works ok. You need to get used to it. A spray bottle with soapy water as a lubricant helps. You also must secure it firmly to your floor.

    For scrapping or emergency use, it' s good. If you want to mount and dismount more than 1 or 2 tires, better eat your wheaties. It's work.

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    I sure took it for granted the tire changer we used when I worked at the tire shop many many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpRacerX View Post
    Man...I kinda want to try one of those tire changers. Assuming they work decent and hold up, that would save some serious coin vs all the sawzall blades I normally blow through. Plus then you could save the good tires.
    takes some practice. i used to help someone do tractor trailer tires with just bars.

    the harbor freight one probably lasts longer than $40 worth of blades, plus tires are rough on sawsalls.

    i wouls say start with this one, then upgrade if you feel you will use it enough to warrant it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInTheHat View Post
    I did look into buying one from harbor freight. But after a few reviews and watching youtube videos; it seems a little complicated. Also they go til certain size. These rims that I was doing are 22 so they are big strong tires so for that little machine it will not work. I'm going to do more research and see where I can find one for cheap that will do big rims. Thanks for the comment though. Here is the info from harbor freight on this tire changer.

    Specifications
    Name Manual Tire Changer
    SKU 69686
    Brand Pittsburgh Automotive
    Application 8 in. to light truck (7-1/2 in. x 16) including flotation tires up to size 12.5L16
    Product Height 37-1/2 in.
    Product Length 18-1/2 in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpRacerX View Post
    Man...I kinda want to try one of those tire changers. Assuming they work decent and hold up, that would save some serious coin vs all the sawzall blades I normally blow through. Plus then you could save the good tires.

    They don't work for all rim sizes plus you get what you pay for. Watch a few youtube videos on this machine and you will see that some people have a hard time breaking the bead. The ones that make videos of this machine and they do it so simple is because they have small rims like 16s. Those are the ones from the factory too. But try to break the bead with that machine on this upgrade rims that are 22s and is not going to happen because the tool says it does from 8in to 16in. Here is what I got from the description:

    Specifications
    Name Manual Tire Changer
    SKU 69686
    Brand Pittsburgh Automotive
    Application 8 in. to light truck (7-1/2 in. x 16) including flotation tires up to size 12.5L16
    Product Height 37-1/2 in.
    Product Length 18-1/2 in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitalRecovery View Post
    I sure took it for granted the tire changer we used when I worked at the tire shop many many years ago.
    Hey Capitalrecovery yes we take for granted many things until we don't have them anymore. But good thing we have this scrap forum where we learn from each other. I love experimenting with new thing and buying the tools I can afford for scrapping. I'm a humble person so if someone comes with a better and easier way I will love to try that. I'm always looking for better ways to scrap things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geravega77 View Post
    I did look into buying one from harbor freight. But after a few reviews and watching youtube videos; it seems a little complicated. Also they go til certain size. These rims that I was doing are 22 so they are big strong tires so for that little machine it will not work. I'm going to do more research and see where I can find one for cheap that will do big rims. Thanks for the comment though. Here is the info from harbor freight on this tire changer.

    Specifications
    Name Manual Tire Changer
    SKU 69686
    Brand Pittsburgh Automotive
    Application 8 in. to light truck (7-1/2 in. x 16) including flotation tires up to size 12.5L16
    Product Height 37-1/2 in.
    Product Length 18-1/2 in.
    you might be able to use tire bars on those, but its an art form, and you don't want cheap tire bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInTheHat View Post
    you might be able to use tire bars on those, but its an art form, and you don't want cheap tire bars
    Matt thanks for the tip. I'm willing to try anything and see what other ideas are out there to make scrap life easier. Always reinventing something until I become comfortable with it. Some times doing one thing for one man will not work the same for another. That is why every one should experiment with different things and what ever is more comfortable they should do that. This was my first time taking the tires from the rims. I'm pretty sure with time I will become better and find better ways too. Thanks again Matt.


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