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I got one of these 5 yrs ago and they work great. Harbor Freight Tools has them on sale right now. For 34.99+ S&H does 8" to light truck cat num 8022-k all steel construction 42 lbs. Save 35.00
Just thougth someone that likes doing your own work,this is the way to go.
Mine paid for itself in the first use.
Item 34542-9beb harborfreight.com
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Can you break the bead with this tire changer.Or is it just for mounting and unmounting only?I would order it if it has a bead breaker with it or something of the such.
 

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It has a bead breaker also. Takes me about 1 hour to do four atv tires. You can also buy a motercycle tire changer for it. I got that one also it was 34 dollars also. Fits on top of this one, it also works get. later
 

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I just bought one of these a couple of days ago, they were onsale again and I remembered this post. I managed to pop one bead off a front tire of the pred without to much problem, but the other side was a complete b*@#h! Any advice or tips on bead breaking? The instructions said use lubricant; anything I put on there seemed to make the bead breaker slip, not the tire. Thanks for any advice!
 

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Hello 2min: I do'nt use any lubricant takeing them off, only when putting them back on. I see you can get 1 side to break real easy. On the other side, make sure you have the tire/rim just over the hump,bump,angle. Or what ever you call it that's on the base of the tire changer. Sometimes you might have to rotate the tire 1/4 at a time to get the bead to break. Also make sure the breaker is shoved real good between the tire and rim. And push down hard, with a little more time at it. You'll be a pro.

I did put a pic in my profile,on the one I use.



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Thanks, I will work on it! And really I can't complain, its almost paid for itself after the first use!
 
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