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We have a nice warm day here before the sleet and freezing rain come tomorrow night, so I was trying to change a tire for the first time. I got as far as getting the bead to break on one side with a c-clamp, but I can't get the other side to break free. Now the tire just compresses when I tighten the c-clamp, and I don't want to put the clamp directly on the wheel for fear of denting or bending the wheel with the force I am applying to the c-clamp. How do I do this? It looked easy on u-tube!
 

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I take a flat board and lay it on the down side of the rim (rotors removed). Then I take the leg of a picnic table and set the leg where I want to break the bead.

Jump down on the seat with your butt and it's all over.
 

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If you have a hydralic jack, you can put a board under wheel, jack on top of bead (close but not touching the wheel). now is tricky part, you need to put the jack tire and all, under something like a truck bumper. Then as you pump the jack it will jack down and break bead. Hope that is not too confusing. :)
 

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I always put 2x6 under the rim to pertect it and then use about a 4' 2x6 on the top next to the rim and drive the truck up on the 4' footer- and it's OFF :)
 

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Thanks for the ideas, I got it! Now if I can just find my valve core remover maybe I can get the new tire to seat.
 

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handyman jack and a car or pickup bumper it will break
 
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