Tyre levers for splits

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 16:56
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Hi All, Been having trouble tracking down a set of tyre levers, can't believe the number of auto shops that don't carry them.. Need them for my Toyota splits, anyone recommend a place in Sydney if possible where I could buy a "decent" pair? Bought a "supercheap" pair from Supercheap autos who where the only place I could find locally with them and guess what, cracked the ends off before I could even get the ring off one rim. What ever happened to quality steel? Hope someone can give me a few clues, thanks, Peter
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:33

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:33
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Reply By: mac1 - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:37

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:37
Go to any tyre shop
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 20:28

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 20:28
With split rims, I used to use a Mumme brand tyre lever to move the ring, so I could then insert a very large screwdriver into the slot to lever off the ring. Could have done the same with two screwdrivers I guess, and left the tyre levers at home.
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 22:02

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 22:02
Peter.
IF your rims are clean and free of rust you do not reqiure any levers, only a screw driver to get the ring started. If you get you rims sand blasted then pianted with a 2 pack piant the tyre will come off with your hands. I assume you are pushing the tyre down past the sholder on ring before you try to remove it. It should be easy. Eric.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 22:32

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 22:32
I've always used two large screwdrivers after breaking the bead (with the tyrepliers) and as others have said making sure the bead is below the ring before you try to lever it off .
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Reply By: Oznuggets - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:57

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:57
Thanks guys, Yes I had broken the bead before trying to remove the ring. The rims are in pretty good condition and have all have all been apart in the last 12 months. Just looking to perfect my skills in replacing the casings etc myself to save on carrying the extra spares with rims. I'll give the screwdriver option a go as I have a couple of larger ones laying around and was lucky enough to score a good "old" aussie made tyre lever last night off a mate so can use that to lever the ring and put screwdriver in the slot, cheers all, Peter
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