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i remember somebody saying something about doing this yourself. they said it was pretty difficult.

i need to swap tires from one rim to another, how much trouble am i gonna have and does anybody have any tips?
 

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Yeah if you have a tire machine it's easy...lol but I don't so I just take it to Raben and pay the six bucks to have it done.
 

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i remember somebody saying something about doing this yourself. they said it was pretty difficult.

i need to swap tires from one rim to another, how much trouble am i gonna have and does anybody have any tips?
A lot of trouble... Hear is a tip, take it to a tire shop. You will fight forever with it.
 

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Yeah, I agree with everybody else. You will fight all day with it and still probably end up having to take it somewhere.
 

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yes its a complete pain the A$$ do yourself a favor take it somewhere, I'll NEVER try another one on my own again. after countless hours of cussing sweating bruising and cutting, I ended up punching a screw driver through the rim before it was all done with. Load it up and take it in.
 

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i tried for about 5 mins today, jabed myself a few times with a screwdriver, said a bijilion cuss words and went inside and ate me a ham samitch.


















im taking it somewhere. F that.
 

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i tried for about 5 mins today, jabed myself a few times with a screwdriver, said a bijilion cuss words and went inside and ate me a ham samitch.


















im taking it somewhere. F that.


Yeah, and that was only 5 min. Imagine 4 hours later and you still don't have it changed. It's just not worth the time and aggravation.
 

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well if u just have them put on u can use gas and a mach and bed them ur self
 

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well if u just have them put on u can use gas and a mach and bed them ur self
Why would you want to do that? If you take them somewhere and have them changed, they will probably charge you the same amount anyway, whether they pop them on the bead or not.
 

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true but its more fun to do it ur self lol
 

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if i was really hard headed i probably would have been in the same position 4 hours later. i was worried i was gonna poke thru the tire also. that will be 5$ well spent.
 

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if i was really hard headed i probably would have been in the same position 4 hours later. i was worried i was gonna poke thru the tire also. that will be 5$ well spent.
They're easy to change once you get the beads broken loose, but the beads are the hard part. Also, popping them back on the bead can be hard sometimes.
 

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I bought a tire changer from Harbor Freight for $40. It works like a charm. I've unmounted & mounted 2 tires... so it has already paid for itself.
 

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I just took the two front tires off my rims and they were even more of a pain than the rears... Managed to pop the bead on the outside of both tires by driving my truck up on them but couldnt for the life of me get the inners to pop... Ended up cutting the rubber off with a utility knife and snipping the bead cable one wire at a time with side cutters. Needless to say I'll be going to a shop from now on.
 

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I just took the two front tires off my rims and they were even more of a pain than the rears... Managed to pop the bead on the outside of both tires by driving my truck up on them but couldnt for the life of me get the inners to pop... Ended up cutting the rubber off with a utility knife and snipping the bead cable one wire at a time with side cutters. Needless to say I'll be going to a shop from now on.
Yeah, I've broken the beads by driving a truck over them and sometimes it works and sometimes it don't, but it mostly don't.
 

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Well I got my tires mounted today at the local shop... Ended up costing me $67 CDN for all 4. I think it was a little pricey myself but in the shops defence they had to wire brush the rims, install valve stems (old tires had tubes) and use bead sealer. They looked to be a pain in the butt to seat the beads too, I'm glad I didn't try it myself.
 

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It is a PITA to get the bead broke. I usually take mine to a shop. Had one I tried to do and ended up damaging a rim and said that was the last time I try to get the tires of a small aluminum wheel.
 
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