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post #1 of 13 Old 10-04-2004, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Changing tire?

I'm sick of going to the dealer and paying crazy high prices for tires,does anyone do it themselves if so what equipment are using and how long does it take you to do including dismounting,balancing the whole nine yards?
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Great information where i had my tires changed they used that exact machine what did that cost you?and where did you get it?
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-07-2004, 01:48 AM
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The coats can be expensive but is a good solid machine. I have the tire machine you get from Harbor Freight. It cost about $90 for the base and motorcycle tire adapter. It helps "get R done". It is easier with a second set of hands.

The other thing you need is some way of balancing the tire. A simple stand to hold the wheel with the axle does the trick.
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Careful of those rotors!

When changing tires, it's a toss up. Do you remove and then later retorque the brake rotors? Or do leave 'em on and hope you don't destroy them.

I see lots of pictures of tires being changed with the rotors still on the wheel and I don't think that's very smart.

I warped one a long, long time ago by letting the wheel flop over on the concrete floor. I will never change a tire again without removing the rotor(s) from the wheel. You do it your way but I am never going to warp a 200 dollar rotor again by smacking it with a tire iron or the floor.

Just felt like sharing. Now get out there and change your tires!!

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-12-2004, 12:57 AM
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brake disk

You do need to be carefull of the disk but there really isn't any reason to remove it/them. The tire changing machine holds the rim up enough the disk won't touch anything. The only place you need to support or pad the disk is while using the bead braker. Then all that is needed is a couple 2 X 4's to hold the wheel up off the ground.

Here is the tirechanger
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34542

Here is the motorcycle tire adapter
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=42927
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That took a lot of ballz to post a link to that t thread, squig!

Thanks, though, very informative.
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That took a lot of ballz to post a link to that t thread, squig!

Thanks, though, very informative.

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post #10 of 13 Old 12-16-2004, 03:38 PM
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Another tire changing source

http://www.tireqwik.com/
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