View Full Version : poppin a bead

10-12-2006, 06:14 PM
ok well i wanna put a patch on the tire, its not leaking or anything but its got a small cut so i wanna be safe, is there anyway to pop the bead without a tire machine or driving big erns truck:D , and the only tools i have for tires are motorcycle size. thanks[cheers]

10-12-2006, 06:37 PM
use a hi-lift. put the arm under you bumper and the foot/base on the tire right near the rim lip. pull the valve core first. jack away!

10-12-2006, 06:38 PM
a 2x4 and a sledge hammer usually works... and another guy to give you a hand

10-12-2006, 08:30 PM
take the tire off lay it flat on the ground and drive over the side of the tire to break the bead

thats how i change my tires

10-12-2006, 08:30 PM
oh you need two vehicles for this

10-12-2006, 09:27 PM
haha fuck i am screwed for all those ideas, i guess ill brake down and take it to big o tomorrow, i dont have time now

10-12-2006, 09:39 PM
tell Sheri, Paul said to do it cheaper

10-12-2006, 09:43 PM
i think my ol'man already took the tire to his g/f's, ill try and tell him though, thanks paul!.....you special guy you

10-12-2006, 09:46 PM
you think they will do it cheaper though??? its just an old crappy swamper thats why it kinda kicks me in the nut to spend more money when i could do it if i had the tire off