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Old 11-12-2008, 04:16 PM
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how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

i got a flat the other day and ordered new tires from tirerack.com and i need to know how to take the old tires off and to put the new tires on. do i need a special tool or can i just use a crowbar to get the things on? also if i cant do it myself how much does it usually cost to get it done?
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Re: how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

You need to take it to a tire shop, even walmart does it for cheap. I think around here it's like $7 a wheel/tire.
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Re: how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

CROW BAR AND A BLOWTORCH SHOULD WORK, make sure you grease the wheels down with WD-40 or lithium grease before trying to get the wheel on, this will pre-lube the surface for a better fit. also apply the lube before torching the surface. it will insure those wheels are lookin hot afterwards! or go to walmart--------and do not do anything i just said.
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Re: how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

please dont try it yourself lol.. but if you do you gotta post pics of the damages :P
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Re: how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

ya realized after about 30 seconds its not ganna work so im ganna try my auto tec shop at school and if that fails walmart.
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Re: how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

plus wouldn't you have to balance it too? not sure how to do that but sounds like something that requires something special
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Re: how can i put new tires onto my old rims?

you need to take it somewhere with a tire mount machine and wheel&tire balancer.

Changing your tires is never a DIY project unless you have those 2 machines. Plus if you have low profiles, then dont even attempt it. Ever. I have a hard time doin low pros WITH a tire mount machine. And by low pros I mean <50 or so.

Even if you did mount them yourself you could never balance them, as stated above ^^^^

(and for the record, those machines are like 2000 a piece. So dont plan on buying them either)
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