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Old 09-17-2013, 09:13 PM
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Jeff, on more than one occasion, I've broken down a tire on a rim by running over the tire with my front pickup tire, getting as close to the rim as possible. An assistant to stand on the outer portion of the tire and rim is helpful. Once broken down, snap a set of visegrips on the rim and use a pair of large screwdrivers to work away from the visegrip around the rim. Lubing the bead and the rim is helpful.

Yeah, a shop can do the job but I've never believed in paying for a job that I can accomplish myself.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeffandtamara View Post
The parts machine I found had 12x10 rims and tires.. Everything else crossed over just fine.
Go to the Equipment & Parts Marketplace on here and sell the rims. It should be the section just above this one.

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Might consider a repair, but don't have equipment to get the tire off and on the rim. Not sure I could do it with out the right stuff...
If you are interested in buying the equipment, Northern Equipment or Gemplers, or Harbor freight...Just search for manual tire machines.

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Any chance auto tire shops might have the equipment to take the tires off and repair rims???
That shouldn't be a problem for them, just stick on a machine and done.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:24 PM
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Followed Breeze's lead...did the Wheel Weld Washer thing... Have mowed the Yard Once...Seemed to work, Wheel did not get loose. Checked multiple times..
Instead of this repair costing $550 Bucks.... I got away so far with just a little over $100.... So I am feeling pretty good.
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