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Hi

Has anyone ever took a vehicle/trailer tyre off a rim and put one back on themselves? Using just basic equipment, pry bar/crow bar etc. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance

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2 minutes ago, Con said:

Hi

Has anyone ever took a vehicle/trailer tyre off a rim and put one back on themselves? Using just basic equipment, pry bar/crow bar etc. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance

Yes have done it several times.  Not too easy and will take much longer than you imagine.  And it will not be balanced.  

 

Two questions really: is it worth it; and what type of vehicle is it?

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3 minutes ago, Squaredy said:

Yes have done it several times.  Not too easy and will take much longer than you imagine.  And it will not be balanced.  

 

Two questions really: is it worth it; and what type of vehicle is it?

Chipper. 175 r13 tyre. All it is, I could do it tonight, as I've got the tyre, otherwise it's a bit of a round trip in the morning before I can get going.

Thanks

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2 minutes ago, Con said:

Chipper. 175 r13 tyre. All it is, I could do it tonight, as I've got the tyre, otherwise it's a bit of a round trip in the morning before I can get going.

Thanks

I have done it . To help get the iron in I drove over the edge of the tyre  with another truck to break the bead .

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6 minutes ago, Con said:

Chipper. 175 r13 tyre. All it is, I could do it tonight, as I've got the tyre, otherwise it's a bit of a round trip in the morning before I can get going.

Thanks

So it is not going on the road at speed?  In which case balancing no problem.  Go for it but watch some YouTube vids for instruction.  Most difficult part is breaking the bead.

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5 minutes ago, Squaredy said:

So it is not going on the road at speed?  In which case balancing no problem.  Go for it but watch some YouTube vids for instruction.  Most difficult part is breaking the bead.

Well, I'm having a beer now, thinking about it, so it might be a non starter!

I will let you know the outcome.👍

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Did it once, never again, just not worth it.

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5 minutes ago, porky said:

Did it once, never again, just not worth it.

I'm coming round to that. I'd like to have a go, just for the experience, but at the same time, I don't want to damage a £50 tyre

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30 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I have done it . To help get the iron in I drove over the edge of the tyre  with another truck to break the bead .

The grapple on the loader was ideal for breaking beads

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