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Old 04-20-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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What is the best way to get tires off the wheels?
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:16 AM   #2
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have yet to try this................ but i think you just boil a pot of water and stick them in there............. others should chime in on this.........
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Soak them in acetone over night (keep foil over the bucket and put it in the garage). Works like a champ...
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Boil them, it works great, is free, and safe.

Do about 30mins per side, depending how much glue is on them.

I do one side at a time since they float and you really can't get both sides under the water too easily.
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If your using acetone best to get an empty paint tin with a lid. Acetone evaporates real fast and if its not sealed you'll be throwing away more money in acetone then you saved by reusing rims.
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My favorite is baking them in the oven. 275 degrees for about 20 minutes...Tires will come right off, harming neither the tire, foams, nor wheel.

Boiling will also work, but sometimes the glue is a little more stubborn this way. Tire and wheel will be undamaged, open cell foams will be destroyed. Takes 30 minutes or more per side sometimes.

Acetone works great, but I never put them directly into the acetone, just leave them above it and let the fumes do the work. Takes a lot longer than boiling or baking, and acetone will destroy some foams. The fume method can take several days.
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Acetone will also ruin clay compound tires. Ask me how I know...
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High temp heatgun (not your ladyfriends hairdryer). Wear something to protect your hands as both the tire and rim get hot. Takes a little practice to get right, but just rotate the heat gun around the bead for 15-30 seconds and then try breaking the seal. Should break right away. If there is residual glue on the rim you can heat it up again and it should flake off. I have done this with both premounts and self glued tires. Works good.
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High temp heatgun (not your ladyfriends hairdryer). Wear something to protect your hands as both the tire and rim get hot. Takes a little practice to get right, but just rotate the heat gun around the bead for 15-30 seconds and then try breaking the seal. Should break right away. If there is residual glue on the rim you can heat it up again and it should flake off. I have done this with both premounts and self glued tires. Works good.
Sweet, never heard it done before but gotta try that.

Any issues with rim distortion??
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Sweet, never heard it done before but gotta try that.

Any issues with rim distortion??
do a search for my thread about a month ago i went thru the same issue.
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This is by far the best way take off tires.. no effort, no burt or hurting fingers and no need to buy anything other than aluminum foil (keeps things clean and no smells).

1) pre-heat oven to 400 (may need 475 for a full set of truggy tires)
2) wrap tires inside aluminum foil and place on cookie sheet
3) once oven hits 400 - TURN IT OFF
4) put cookie sheet with wrapped tires in the oven (after you turn if off!)
5) let them sit for a few hours or over night going through the heat/cold cycle.

Tires will fall off, no work

1000x better than boiling, way better than using chemicals.
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Boil for 5 minutes per side. Works for me.
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This is by far the best way take off tires.. no effort, no burt or hurting fingers and no need to buy anything other than aluminum foil (keeps things clean and no smells).

1) pre-heat oven to 400 (may need 475 for a full set of truggy tires)
2) wrap tires inside aluminum foil and place on cookie sheet
3) once oven hits 400 - TURN IT OFF
4) put cookie sheet with wrapped tires in the oven (after you turn if off!)
5) let them sit for a few hours or over night going through the heat/cold cycle.

Tires will fall off, no work

1000x better than boiling, way better than using chemicals.
maybe you shouldnt read my thread because i never did get the G_D things off!
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Baking in the oven is the best way hands down
I tried the heat gun, guess I wasnt moving the wheel fast enough and it started to distort
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Baking in the oven is the best way hands down
I tried the heat gun, guess I wasnt moving the wheel fast enough and it started to distort
i tried everyones idea when i tried to remove the stock vorza wheels from the stock rubbers. NOTHING got them off. sections came off but i ended up with 0 rims and 0 tires removed. i think it must be the adhesive that HB used at the factory bc that sh*t wasnt going anywhere!

but i have about 15 ways to try the next time i want to remove tires!!
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