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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 07:54 PM

I got myself a cheapo changer, and put it to use today.
Those little front wheels sure are a bugger to get off when they're nicely
rusted on.

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:00 PM

Do you like it?
What kind?

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:00 PM

Yeah, like impossible...

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Do you like it?
What kind?


It's from princess auto.(your harbour freight)
Made in china.
Actually works really well on the 12" rims. 2-3 minutes to take off. same to put back on.
But those little guys....%$@*&^(

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:11 PM

The little tires do suck. I have sawzawed off many of front tires LOL

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:14 PM

I hope I don't offend anyone, but I just can't imagine doing that for a living.:wallbanging:

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:20 PM

People in this area tend to respect their tire guys. The old baloney skins just have to go when it is snowing ( waist ) deep. :bigrofl:

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:26 PM

People in this area tend to respect their tire guys. The old baloney skins just have to go when it is snowing ( waist ) deep. :bigrofl:


Oh yeah, my hats off to them ,but I'd hate to do it.

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:30 PM

Fronts are the worst! I've had some rusted so bad that I used an angle grinder to cut the bead wires. I'd pull the tire in with a large shop vise to where I could just get the grinder's wheel in there. Once you pop those wires, they fall off.

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:37 PM

I decided to do them myself, as I can get them from the states for less than 1/2 price as buying in Can.
Sooner or later the guys at the tire change shop would have told me to go fly a kite, being I wasn't buying tires from them. (wouldn't
blame em)
I did 6 tires today, so it's already paid for itself.

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:40 PM

I decided to do them myself, as I can get them from the states for less than 1/2 price as buying in Can.
Sooner or later the guys at the tire change shop would have told me to go fly a kite, being I wasn't buying tires from them. (wouldn't
blame em)
I did 6 tires today, so it's already paid for itself.


Where you get your tires from?

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 08:46 PM

Where you get your tires from?


Miller Tire.
I get them shipped to Port huron, and a freind that crosses the border weekly, brings them up to me.
No brokerage, cheaper freight if shipped in the states. It's criminal what we have to pay here.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 03:48 AM

I have one of those tire changers. Those small wheels are a real pain, but 12" and up work good.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 06:35 AM

I have one of the HF models, had to re-enforce the pry-bar edge after it bent & cut some plywood rings when the rubber cushion wore out, but it works well. And I have too many small tires to be paying somebody else to change them! ~~ grnspot

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 03:23 PM

Changing tires ,car,truck and tractor tires big and small is on of my jobs at my shop.I don't mind doing it,but sometimes I get one that is almost impossible.




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