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when popping the beads i usually take a 15" rim with no tire,then set the rim and tire im trying to disassemble on top of that bare rim. i set a ramp on the tire in the "head on position" and drive straight up the ramp ( not on the side) and it come right off slick as hell. i just disassembled 4 33s off my ford rims and then 4 Q78s of off chevy rims and swapped them over to my ford rims. didnt take much more than a hour to do the whole thing.
great write up up by the way sean.. i've also used bumper jacks, and ive used the hydraulic leg of a bucket loader to pop the bead. that works great.. ive also used gas station coin op air compressors. works but its a pain!!
Another way you can do it is without puting another wheel on the wheel with the tire . Take the tire you want to d rim and take a 2x8 oak wood about 4 ft Long and put it right on the edge of where the tire and rim meet and just drive right up it will pop the bead off real easy . The. Just flip the tire over and do It to the other side. Thats the easiest way I found to do it. Learned It from my dad . We did 8 tires in less the. 15 min
I use a bumper jack like a high lift and put the base on the bead and the claw under the bumper then jack it up its pretty easy and quick you just gotta watch that jack afterwards they like to fall on toes
Looks like a really good informative post especially due to the images that are incorporated in it as these make things easy to understand even to those who are not good with technical words related to vehicles.