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Old January 3rd, 2020, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default Getting tire off Bead (locks)

Seems like I've been changing tires a lot lately

I have ATX Slab Beadlocks. Putting tires together are easy. But, getting that damn bead off the back of the rim is near impossible without a tire machine assistance, then after that I can pull the tire off the rim.

But, what are people using at home to swap tires? Or a tool to carry on the trailer when going wheeling in case you need to swap rims/tires?
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 09:08 AM   #2
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I always used a sledge hammer, but it has been a long time since I swapped tires manually. I wouldn't recommend it if those a re aluminum since you cant bend it back if you miss with the hammer.


I think there manual bead breakers that exist out there you could pack for a long trip


*EDIT* here's the link to one like I was thinking about, i'm sure there are others out there.


https://www.amazon.com/Allstar-ALL10...=15709121&th=1

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I have a 4x8 about 3 ft long that I put on the tire and drive up onto with my truck.

A hi-lift against a bumper will usually break a bead on the trail.
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I have a 4x8 about 3 ft long that I put on the tire and drive up onto with my truck.

A hi-lift against a bumper will usually break a bead on the trail.
Beat me to it. I use a 2x6.
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I have a 4x8 about 3 ft long that I put on the tire and drive up onto with my truck.

A hi-lift against a bumper will usually break a bead on the trail.
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https://youtu.be/uAY1J4FAATk

In the garage I use a cherry picker.

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In the garage I use a cherry picker.

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Iíve done that too. The biggest struggle is getting the cherry picker onto the tire - but it works.
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Love the cherry picker idea! I could easily do that at work

But today did a couple using the high lift. Had to push and rotate and push 3 times for each tire so wasn’t all that bad. I still should probably get a couple tire spoons to help pry the rim out of the tire though.

I will say, bfg’s are a lot easier to do then the pit bull rocker was. I was hopeless and took it to a tire store to get off and the rim out. Could barely break that back bead, took a long time. Then I still had to have the machine pull the rim out, that was one heavy thick and stiff rubber!!
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