Bead Breaker ???

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dag1450
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Bead Breaker ???

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Ok guys im tring to remove some front super tires. The plan is a much needed paint job....im not trying to make a big project but when i sand blast and wash i dont want all that stuff getting inside so i feel they must come off. I am handy with wood so this is where im at. 2x10x8' cut out to match rim. I jumped on this and it did not budge! Im just wondering of any other homemade idea or liquid to pour in the joint to help release the tire.Thanks! Tired Dave
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Dave
I have a slide hammer type "log splitter" it works well.
Before this I used a flat bar or flat pry bar and jammed it between the rim and tire. This created a prying action off the lip of the rim. Using a bfh I would beat on the pry bar as close to the rim as possible. A few good wacks should break the bead. Use your favorite penetrating oil on the rim it will loosen things up.

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I should note that the valve stem core should be removed and on e the tire pressure I s 0 reinstalled this will help also
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Thanks Joe for reply.I will post details tomorrow as this phone is very hard to use.
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To break tires I just get a 2 X 6 about 3 to 4 feet long and put it on the tire and drive my car on it.

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Thanks guys for the ideas. This is what happened at my house. Like Geezer had suggested with his car...my jumping was not enough pressure. But i wanted a little more control than driving over the tires . I needed a lever of sorts like the real bead breakers. Back to my already cut 2x10, about mid span i loosely screwed a 2x4 block about 8" long with a 45 cut on the end. Used some Zep purple power degeaser as a soap or lubricant and u can see the results. Man i was happy cause i really didnt want to have to load them in the car and pay someone at a tire shop
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I often use the jack on the front of a goose-neck trailer to push tire beads loose; this works regardless of how large or small the tire may be.

Of course, the trailer must be connected to a truck so the jack is free to put the tire under it.

I place a plank under the rim so it doesn't get pushed into the ground and place the jack's foot on the sidewall just against the rim; once everything is lined up to my liking, I crank the jack down until the bead gives.

Although I seldom have any helpers around, it does help if someone else is there to crank the jack.

Using my method along with dag1450's custom-cut piece of wood should work even better.


I have also broken beads loose by placing the tire under the bumper of a truck or frame of a trailer and using a bottle-jack between the tire and bumper/frame to press the bead loose.

I hope this is helpful to someone.

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Yea...cool idea! Thanks George!
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