Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by JimInBucksPA » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:26 pm

Well, after digging up an old Bimmer Tyre Iron and a scissors jack. I first went around broke all the lug nuts and then hand tighted them.
Well the back tyres were just replaced so no problems. The front tyres took a breaker bar and 17mm harden socket. The chinese junk socket broke. Then the lug lock key got stuck on the lugs. Just put on a reg lug bolt for now.
Finally, I jacked up the front tire to take it off. All five lugs came off, but the tyre and rim would not. I have encountered this before on
an old Jag before, Not fun!
The two different metals bond together over time, a long time.

Tried to pry off using the brake caliber housing, but not too hard. Didn't want to screw anything up.
Also tried to use my floor jack to raise up car and drop to ground, with scissors jack removed.
That didn't work, and now the floor jack was stuck under car.
At least the scissors jack was still able the lift the car.
Put lugs back in and stopped to think about this issue. And Have a Beer!

Any secrets anyone know, other then a BIGGER Hammer!

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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by ZedConvert » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:35 pm

JimInBucksPA, wow... I've seen them welded pretty tight but that sounds bonded :tumbleweed:

I always sit on the floor and just use the sole of my feet to boot it... Changed the wheels on my Zed a few weeks ago for the first time... Took some heavy size 11s about five stamps on each side of wheel before it freed up!

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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by Steve67 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:38 pm

My normal approach is to lie on my back on the ground and kick the wheel / tyre on alternate sides with the base of my left and right feet in turn ... Eventually it should work loose ...

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Post by Steve67 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:38 pm

SNAP!!

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Post by ZedConvert » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Steve67, boom...! :thumbsup:

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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by mmm-five » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Loosen the lugs and move the car forward/backwards a few yards - this should release the recalcitrant wheel.
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Post by Chris_D » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:42 pm

A good kicking usually sorts the problem out.
This is a philosophy I have employed to most tricky situations over the course of my life. :lol:
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Post by Chris_D » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:11 pm

dual post. btw. ?
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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by Bumpy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 pm

With the Zed raised and lugs removed..
Take the wheel you intend to install in two hands and swing it, like a pendulum, into the side of the stuck rim / tyre.
If the stuck rim doesn't 'pop' then try again on the other side of the stuck rim.
Also this method allows you to increase the force.

If unsuccessful, Plan B - Loosen lug nuts and back the car up, applying the brakes vigorously.
Some side to side steering inputs also help.

Use some anti seize on the outer brake rotor and inner rim surface when you install the rims and you should never have another problem.

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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by Wildfire » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 pm

Steve67 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:38 pm
My normal approach is to lie on my back on the ground and kick the wheel / tyre on alternate sides with the base of my left and right feet in turn ... Eventually it should work loose ...
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Help! New Zed Front Tyres Stuck!

Post by JimInBucksPA » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:48 pm

Thanks I like the idea of looseing the lugs and driving back and forward in driveway! will try tomorrow!

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