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Old 10-01-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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How do i take my rims off?

this is a serious question and i feel stupid for having to ask, but how do i take my stock rims off? i have all of the lugnuts out but the tire will not come off...
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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hit it on the side then the other side have to wiggle it off sometimes it rusts
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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You may have to give it a kick or two on the side of it also. +1 on the rusting.
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Like he said....pull, wiggle, kick and yank...will come off eventually
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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You didn't mention, did you jack the car up first?
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #6
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lol

yeah , did the OP jack the car up. that solves the Mystery?
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:37 PM   #8
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when i bought the car i swear the person before me for the 24,500 miles never rotated the tires...

were a pain in the ass to get off... now that ive had them off and on many times easy..
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #9
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BEFORE you put the next set or the same set back on...
  1. CLEAN the hubcentric bore on the wheel AND the mating part on the hub
  2. LUBE the hubcentric bore with a good moly paste. (I like the Loctite stick products.) DO NOT get any on the studs or lugnuts!
  3. After you torque everything back up, go for a short drive and torque it back up again. 110 ft-lbs on the wrench if memory serves.

As far as getting them off now, you can VERY CAREFULLY take all the lugs off and drive SLOWLY up and down the driveway (or whatever) until you hear a POP! - that will be the hub finally freeing up. Again, do it slowly - you don't want to mangle the studs!

Good luck - I think any goat owner whose ever tried to get the wheels off has run in to your same predicament!
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #10
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Take all lug nuts off and go as fast as you can on the freeway. They will come off at some point. You'll know when they do
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #11
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Take all lug nuts off and go as fast as you can on the freeway. They will come off at some point. You'll know when they do

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:55 PM   #12
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haha yall are wrong
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:03 PM   #13
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haha, yea, i remember the first time i tried to get my stockers off. man were they seized on. had to kick it about 100 times before i could finally pop it off
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Looks like I'm not the only one. Did it with about 5,000 miles on the odo ... you just really gotta knock em around. I just kinda E. Honda'd the bitch a few times and it eventually came off:

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:16 PM   #15
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Well the only way I can think to get the rims off is to take a hack saw to the spokes and cut them from the wheels...

In all seriousness though a rubber mallet to the back side of the wheels should loosen them up and get them off the hub.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:50 PM   #16
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Looks like I'm not the only one. Did it with about 5,000 miles on the odo ... you just really gotta knock em around. I just kinda E. Honda'd the bitch a few times and it eventually came off:


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Old 10-02-2008, 03:38 PM   #17
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stand back from your car about 30ft, run as fast as you can at your car. Now do a jump twist snap kick ninja style at the rim. Should come right off.
Make sure you have 1 lug nut on it loose thoe, other wise the rim may attack you upon coming off the car
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:41 PM   #18
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