removing tyres

Submitted: Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:28
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After some debait here on what tyre tools to use , I desided today to give the high lift jack a go , after removing the valve , I possitioned the jack into the tobar hole and jacked it till the base sat on the rims edge , with 3 more pumps , it popped off with no effort . I aslo had purchased 3 tyre levers from bursons for only $12 each , this made removing the tyre alot easier . Without fitting the valve, I connected the max air which popped the bead on with no effort . I did use some soady water (not sure if this helped) , but my aim was only to use the things I would have with me in the bush , i have previously tried to popp a bead with smaller compressors with no luck , I was very impressed on how easy the bead popped .

I hope this helps someone that was in the same delema as myself ,

Ps have a safe eastr guys & gals
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:38

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:38
Tyrepliers are good if you can put some effort into the pliers, but if your a little older than you used to be, or expect the wife to fix punctures, and have more time, the R & R beadbreaker works well with less effort.

The key to these tools can be, that the vehicle may not always be in a position where you can use it, while getting tyres fixed.

The other thing that works is a bit of rhs which fits into your, or any tow bar, which the standard factory jack will work on.

see one here
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 18:13

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 18:13
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 19:42

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 19:42
It was a kind way of saying, if your old and decrepid 8-))))
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 20:30

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 20:30
I'd buy a R&R Beadbreaker young fella! Stuffing around with a hilift jack is for emergencies only. I use Tyrepliers which I still manage to work at my age but will soon manufacture something similar to the R&R . A lot easier.

Cheers and a Happy Easter to you and the family
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 21:36

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 21:36
I was goint to Willem , but it worked so well that i won't bother. i thought it might have been a fluke , so did a second tyre , once again it popped the bead with 0 effort . with shoving the hi lift into the tow bar , there was no way it could move , and I could angle it any way I wanted , I literaly pumped it 3 times after contact and the tyre was off the bead.

happy easter to you to mate
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 06:04

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 06:04
Yes my friend but your are doing this on a nice flat concrete surface. When yo have had your second flat out in the high country where there is a slight slope or undulating country, or sandy country or muddy country then the ball game changes. What you are doing is a potentially dangerous activity so do me and yourself a favour and get a beadbreaker. Thanks...............:-)

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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 07:09

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 07:09
ok dad lol
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Reply By: Phil G - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:35

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:35
The other advantage of the hilift or car jack is that you shouldn't scratch the rim - especially alloys.

My $12 tyre lever bends too easily. I've now bought the Mumme brand ones ($28 each) and they are much stiffer.
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 01:28

Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 01:28
I have the R&R Beadbreaker and a pair of Mumme tyre levers, and find them easy to use (except in the mud while it's raining!!). The Hi-Lift jack sounds feasible but I wouldn't try it unless it was firm level ground.
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Reply By: Savvas - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 07:56

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 07:56
This is all good stuff to know... thanks Eric.

By the way, when you say you removed the valve, I assume you mean just take the valve core out?

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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 08:01

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 08:01
yep . This alows the more airflow into the tyre to get the bead on
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Reply By: Gordon - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 13:30

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 13:30
Eric,

Try the high lift jack on a blowout where there is no side left in the tyre. I think you will then decide that a bead breaker is a good investment.

Gordon
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