Go Back   Maxima Forums > Maintenance, Tech, & Care > Tires and Wheels
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Tires and Wheels Rubber, and lots of rubber in all kinds of sizes. What do you use when it's freezing? What do you use when it's hot? You want sticky rubbers? How about rubbers that will last a long time? Find your perfect rubber in here.
Sponsored by:
Click Here

Welcome to Maxima.org!
Welcome to Maxima.org,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join Maxima.org today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
no more maxima...

 
kingrukus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Toronto, ON
iTrader: (41)
Posts: 4,309
Points: 22,086, Level: 92
Points: 22,086, Level: 92 Points: 22,086, Level: 92 Points: 22,086, Level: 92
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

how to remove tires off a rim yourself?

Has anyone here easily been able to remove a tire off a rim themselves? I want to remove my 225/40/18 tires off my 18" wheels so that I can refinish the wheels myself over the winter. I was thinking of deflating the tires completely, then using oil + butter knife to lift the beat over the rim edge. What do you guys think?
__________________
Mustang GT

kingrukus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 05:50 AM   #2
Supporting Maxima.org Member

 
upstatemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Clifton Park, NY
iTrader: (15)
Posts: 4,036
Points: 10,355, Level: 67
Points: 10,355, Level: 67 Points: 10,355, Level: 67 Points: 10,355, Level: 67
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Send a message via AIM to upstatemax
Just stop by a tire shop... They wil pull them for you in under 20min, 10 min if they are slow.

Half the tire shops I know would not even bother charging you, Just give the guy a $20 tip and call it a day.
upstatemax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 06:01 AM   #3
dot dot dot ...


 
NmexMAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Santa Fe, NM
iTrader: (21)
Posts: 37,215
Points: 48,002, Level: 100
Points: 48,002, Level: 100 Points: 48,002, Level: 100 Points: 48,002, Level: 100
Activity: 14.7%
Activity: 14.7% Activity: 14.7% Activity: 14.7%
Send a message via AIM to NmexMAX Send a message via MSN to NmexMAX Send a message via Yahoo to NmexMAX
I had a wheel unmounted, and another wheel mounted on the same tire, & balanced. (Wheel was off the car) and it was $13.xx. + 12 mins of my time.

__________________


03 SE 4AT 257whp/245wtq
95 SE 4AT 245k Miles
08 Pathy LE 5.6


Stuff for sale: 4" intake tubing/FastCat, HID bulbs, HID Fog Kit,front bearingshttp://forums.maxima.org/5th-generat...t-springs.html
NmexMAX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
I Donate! Why Don't You?

 
xoomer.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NY
iTrader: (19)
Posts: 2,717
Points: 8,284, Level: 61
Points: 8,284, Level: 61 Points: 8,284, Level: 61 Points: 8,284, Level: 61
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Quote:
Originally Posted by upstatemax
Just stop by a tire shop... They wil pull them for you in under 20min, 10 min if they are slow.

Half the tire shops I know would not even bother charging you, Just give the guy a $20 tip and call it a day.

I am assuming the guy wants to remove the tire to save money. $20 tip? You're one heavy tipper I'll give you that.....

.....unless of course that was a joke.
xoomer.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
Supporting Maxima.org Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2001
iTrader: (5)
Posts: 1,276
Points: 11,331, Level: 70
Points: 11,331, Level: 70 Points: 11,331, Level: 70 Points: 11,331, Level: 70
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Send a message via AIM to Andrew
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingrukus
Has anyone here easily been able to remove a tire off a rim themselves? I want to remove my 225/40/18 tires off my 18" wheels so that I can refinish the wheels myself over the winter. I was thinking of deflating the tires completely, then using oil + butter knife to lift the beat over the rim edge. What do you guys think?
if you are successful, let me know cause you're the only one that has done this with oil and butter knife! LOL!!! I agree with everyone else, they will charge you like $10 to get it off the rim for you. They have the machines and it won't be a burden to do.
Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 12:59 PM   #6
no more maxima...

 
kingrukus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Toronto, ON
iTrader: (41)
Posts: 4,309
Points: 22,086, Level: 92
Points: 22,086, Level: 92 Points: 22,086, Level: 92 Points: 22,086, Level: 92
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoomer.com
I am assuming the guy wants to remove the tire to save money. $20 tip? You're one heavy tipper I'll give you that.....

.....unless of course that was a joke.
Thats exactly why I want to remove them myself, to save money. Local shops want me to pay $15/wheel just to remove the tire
__________________
Mustang GT

kingrukus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
^ Jeff™


 
MrEous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Garland (DFW), TX
iTrader: (11)
Posts: 3,794
Points: 16,024, Level: 81
Points: 16,024, Level: 81 Points: 16,024, Level: 81 Points: 16,024, Level: 81
Activity: 2.1%
Activity: 2.1% Activity: 2.1% Activity: 2.1%

mreous mreous
Send a message via AIM to MrEous
I'd try talking to one of the tire guys themselves...instead of the front desk jockey. Offer him $20 to remove all the tires.

Good luck getting it off with a butterknife though...lol...it isn't a bicycle tire.
__________________
My YouTube Racing Vids ¤ D.N.E. Forum
¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤
2003 Maxima SE 6spd
Most of my exes...'03 GLE * '07 CX7 * '99 SE-L * '92 PGT * '92 MX-3 * '85 Z28
MrEous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 01:20 PM   #8
no more maxima...

 
kingrukus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Toronto, ON
iTrader: (41)
Posts: 4,309
Points: 22,086, Level: 92
Points: 22,086, Level: 92 Points: 22,086, Level: 92 Points: 22,086, Level: 92
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

So the butter knife concept won't work. I won't attempt to try it, but I thought I would throw that idea out there to see if anyone used it.

Anyhow, Ill just get them removed professionally.
__________________
Mustang GT

kingrukus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 07:27 PM   #9
♠♠♠♠♠

 
MacGarnicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario
iTrader: (1)
Posts: 957
Points: 5,741, Level: 48
Points: 5,741, Level: 48 Points: 5,741, Level: 48 Points: 5,741, Level: 48
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Send a message via MSN to MacGarnicle
yeah I wouldn't fool around with that.. you'd probably end up damaging the rim as well. it's a waste of money, but theres no other way to do it..
MacGarnicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 07:46 PM   #10
I Broke OT

 
86maxima96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
iTrader: (10)
Posts: 4,670
Points: 10,839, Level: 68
Points: 10,839, Level: 68 Points: 10,839, Level: 68 Points: 10,839, Level: 68
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

is there no way to do this yourself? i am going to get some new summer tires mounted on my rims and the guy can give me the best deal if they are walk-ins (read: tires and rims are seperate and ready to be mounted) but unfortunately my summer rims have old tires mounted on them. they are 40 series, so i would bet that the shorter sidewall would prove even more of a challenge.
86maxima96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 04:36 AM   #11
Kevlo for President


 
Kevlo911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Lake Orion, MI
iTrader: (36)
Posts: 35,618
Points: 42,300, Level: 100
Points: 42,300, Level: 100 Points: 42,300, Level: 100 Points: 42,300, Level: 100
Activity: 20.0%
Activity: 20.0% Activity: 20.0% Activity: 20.0%
They only charge 4-6 bucks to mount a tire here...

You google it?
Kevlo911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 06:08 AM   #12
^ Jeff™


 
MrEous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Garland (DFW), TX
iTrader: (11)
Posts: 3,794
Points: 16,024, Level: 81
Points: 16,024, Level: 81 Points: 16,024, Level: 81 Points: 16,024, Level: 81
Activity: 2.1%
Activity: 2.1% Activity: 2.1% Activity: 2.1%

mreous mreous
Send a message via AIM to MrEous
You can get old tires removed, new tires mounted and balanced at NTB for $40 +tax...

...I'm sure the price wouldn't be too different at other non-chain tire shops, perhaps a little cheaper.
__________________
My YouTube Racing Vids ¤ D.N.E. Forum
¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤
2003 Maxima SE 6spd
Most of my exes...'03 GLE * '07 CX7 * '99 SE-L * '92 PGT * '92 MX-3 * '85 Z28
MrEous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 09:20 AM   #13
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Toronto
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 4,369
Points: 19,186, Level: 87
Points: 19,186, Level: 87 Points: 19,186, Level: 87 Points: 19,186, Level: 87
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Phil, have you tried asking Cheap Thrills? They seem to have good prices but might be too far from you.

Besides that, I would be careful where you take the wheels b/c if the place is shady they might end up scratching your rims in the process. It's better to spend a little extra and make sure the shop is being careful with them.
__________________

02 Glacier Pearl SE
99 Ebony ES - RIP
98 Rosewood SE - Sold
Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 09:22 AM   #14
I Broke OT

 
86maxima96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
iTrader: (10)
Posts: 4,670
Points: 10,839, Level: 68
Points: 10,839, Level: 68 Points: 10,839, Level: 68 Points: 10,839, Level: 68
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrEous
You can get old tires removed, new tires mounted and balanced at NTB for $40 +tax...

...I'm sure the price wouldn't be too different at other non-chain tire shops, perhaps a little cheaper.

that might be the standard price for a 60 series 15" setup, but i can't find anything like that for a 235/40/18.
86maxima96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 11:29 AM   #15
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
iTrader: (5)
Posts: 1,400
Points: 11,946, Level: 71
Points: 11,946, Level: 71 Points: 11,946, Level: 71 Points: 11,946, Level: 71
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
i think is a cazry pain to remove tires off the rim. never done it myself but if u look hot tires are mounted and unmounted u can get an idea of how to attempt it urself. ur best chace would be: deflate, get lots of pressure down on the sidewall (like a real heavy dude standing on it) then use a crow bar or tire iron to hook the tire from inside and pick it out. but i think id spend the extra $ and not take a chance to damage the tires.
super6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 11:34 AM   #16
I Broke OT

 
86maxima96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
iTrader: (10)
Posts: 4,670
Points: 10,839, Level: 68
Points: 10,839, Level: 68 Points: 10,839, Level: 68 Points: 10,839, Level: 68
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Quote:
Originally Posted by super6
i think is a cazry pain to remove tires off the rim. never done it myself but if u look hot tires are mounted and unmounted u can get an idea of how to attempt it urself. ur best chace would be: deflate, get lots of pressure down on the sidewall (like a real heavy dude standing on it) then use a crow bar or tire iron to hook the tire from inside and pick it out. but i think id spend the extra $ and not take a chance to damage the tires.

true.

but now that i think about it, my tires are practically bald, so i may just cut them up and let it fall apart from the rim.
86maxima96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 11:34 AM
MaximaOrg
Nissan Maxima




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


 




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:52 AM.


Maxima.org Forums Home Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Frequently Asked Questions on the Forums Search Find other members Registration is free! Support Maxima.org! Receive perks and benefits by donating to Maxima.org Questions? Comments?  Suggestions? Contact Us! Visit our Sponsors View and submit Maxima events Log Out of Maxima.org
Emails Backup