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Old 11-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Help With Split Rims

HELP...I have a set of split rims from a 64 Ford that I want to get the tires off of. Does anyone know of a place that is willing to deal with dismounting these in the SoCal area?
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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where are you in so cal
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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They are in in San Clamente
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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i got a guy that will do them but im down at the boarder. Its hard to find a place that will do them anymore. Have you tried doing it yourself if your just taking em apart for the tires?
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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Just taking them apart for the tires. If someone can take them apart they can have the wheels, all that I want are the tires.

I have heard horror stories about taking them apart. Are they as hard/dangerous as I have heard?
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #6
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depends if we're talking lock ring style, or widowmakers.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #7
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Taking them apart is not the problem or that dangerous. The problem is when you remount and air up. Just take the valve core out and go to town.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Once you let the air out, there is no danger.

What size are these?
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
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no, its puttin them back together thats dangerous, the air preasure can make them fly apart if not put back together right. We just put them in a cage, and walk away. Once theres no air in them theres no energy to make em fly apart. On a side note we told a guy to put the tire in the cage so he wouldnt get hurt, and whats he do, gets inside the cage and fills the tire up thats outside the cage. classic
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:18 PM   #10
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They are 15 inch widowmakers
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:21 PM   #11
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gets inside the cage and fills the tire up thats outside the cage. classic

Dude, i'm laughin' my ass off in my office right now. The visual of that is priceless.

The stupidest thing I ever saw someone do was take all the air out of a split rim/tire, loosen everything up... then put a shot of starter fluid in it and toss a match to see how high the ring would shoot.

Never hung out with that dude again.

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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Should the wheel come apart once there is no air in the tire or do you use a regular tire machine to remove the tire from the wheel
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:49 PM   #13
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Remove the ring and the tire should slide right off.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #14
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should just slide off
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:54 PM   #15
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The stupidest thing I ever saw someone do was take all the air out of a split rim/tire, loosen everything up... then put a shot of starter fluid in it and toss a match to see how high the ring would shoot.

Never hung out with that dude again.

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Thats pretty good, i wanna try that! but i do shit like that whenever i get the chance. The same guy and another were trying to get the bead back on a tractor tire with like 90 psi through the valve and like five gallons of grease, i walked up kicked it and sprayed a bunch of ether in it, lit it and poped it and the grease got everyone but me. i laughed at em and left. i love being a boss sometimes.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:05 PM   #16
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Take out the valve, break the bead, remove the lock ring, tire comes off. If it is a true 2 piece wheel, you must pry them apart after the bead is broken.any decent truck tire place should do it. If they won't break one down,they are stupid or lazy.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:07 PM   #17
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@ Junk yard kid:



Yeah, I love reseating beads with starter fluid. I love peoples reactions to it more lol.

I had a WWII Jeep operators manual with a WWII Jeep I used to own years ago... it actually states in the operators manual to use either ether, or "some other volatile fluid" to help assist the bead seating process.

It a really good trick if you're into fourwheeling and lose a bead in the middle of nowhere. I know it's got me home a couple of times...
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:09 PM   #18
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Again, as stated above somewhere; Taking them apart with any air at all will take your head off. Maybe an arm or shoulder also. You dont get to choose. Make DAMNED SURE THE AIR IS OUT.

The reason regular tire shops won't do it anymore is because they have been told by their insurance company that they can't. They are smart by not doing it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:13 PM   #19
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ya its saved me a few times to, im not into four wheelin much anymore but im thinkin of gettin another rig and i was into dune buggies and jumping them and sliding them into shit, same with my trucks. Yep gasoline works well to just spin the wheel real good and get ready to put it out after it beads.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:18 PM   #20
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After high school I worked at ryder truck and have done several even in the cage airing them up they still scared me and im fearless. Shortly after I quit I was at grandads junkyard and wathched him do it he just put log chain thru ceter hole around tire in 4 places talk about scary.
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