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Old 02-01-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Dismounting tires without damaging them without a tire mount tool

Is it possible to DISmount a tire without damaging the tire or the wheel without using a tire mounting tool?

I need to get a set of tires off without damaging them or the wheels and I don't have the tire mounting tool.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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no as in not
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:32 AM   #4
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Ok, since I can't... can they be removed safely (both to tire and wheel) with the proper tool? If so, how much do shops usually charge for this? Is it risky to remove the tire, remount, and expect it to work?
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:36 AM   #5
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Ok, since I can't... can they be removed safely (both to tire and wheel) with the proper tool? If so, how much do shops usually charge for this? Is it risky to remove the tire, remount, and expect it to work?
Tires can be dismounted and remounted, its done all the time.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:43 AM   #6
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Ok, since I can't... can they be removed safely (both to tire and wheel) with the proper tool? If so, how much do shops usually charge for this? Is it risky to remove the tire, remount, and expect it to work?
...asking this question makes me REALLY wonder.......and you posted that you are an engineer
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:49 AM   #7
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Aw burn!

For the uber cheap pricing automotive shops have for mounting and dismounting tires, why are you considering doing it yourself? I think I've had two cars completely swapped(8 tires off and on) for about $80. Shop around a little as prices do vary some. I'm not sure how many tires you're planning to do, but rough pricing runs around $10-$15 a tire.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
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My local shop charges $2/tire to mount or dismount.

And it can be done many times and not damage anything, assuming they've got good equipment.
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I've scene pry-bars...but not on alloy wheels. They'd definately leave a mark.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:25 PM   #10
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My local shop charges $2/tire to mount or dismount.

And it can be done many times and not damage anything, assuming they've got good equipment.
$2? Two dollars? This must be a typo.

And to Uncle Scotty's comment... Hey, I've never had the experience of swapping tires. I live in California where practically everyone uses a set of all-seasons until they're dead. No one needs "winter tires", and people who have "track tires" also have "track wheels". I've only seen them dismount my old tires in such a way that completely gouged them out; safe for the rim, but destroyed the tire in the process.

I'm an EE, so I'll design the hell out of a semiconductor ASIC but I'm new to car stuff.

I'm trying to weigh my options here. The local performance shop wants $132 to swap the tires. Resale of tires isn't very high so I'm trying to decide if I get better value out of using up what exists on my tires except on the rims I bought.

Oh... and simplistic questions don't always mean simplistic motives. But I shouldn't have to tell anyone that.
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I'm trying to weigh my options here. The local performance shop wants $132 to swap the tires. Resale of tires isn't very high so I'm trying to decide if I get better value out of using up what exists on my tires except on the rims I bought.
To swap how many tires?

If that is swap 1 set of 4, NEVER go back to that shop again...at the very least ask them to use some lube next time they bend you over.
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