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Old 04-21-2010
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Tire machine

Taking 4 tires off the rims by hand really makes you have respect for technology. I'm getting new tires later this week and i got a deal on mounting and balancing, but the guy told me the rims had to have the old tires taken off before i got there. before you ask why i did it by hand, i was going to pay some one to do it but my dad bet me that i couldn't do it at home by myself. being a competitive person i agreed. the first two were extremely difficult, but once you figure out how to do it its really not to bad. all i used were 2 huge motorcycle tire irons. took about 1 1/2-2 hours.

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Old 04-22-2010
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we use and very old tire machine and sometimes i want to do it by hand. lol
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Old 05-02-2010
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F doin it by hand. im a tire tech and new machines are the only way to go for me now. i hardly have to touch the tire. my machine can mount up to a 30" RIM not tire but rim
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