Taking off tires - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-08-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
VVCG33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 561
Taking off tires

This may seem like a stupid question, but is it easy to take off the tires. I want to spray them black and was wondering if you have to balance them afterwards?

__________________
If I wanted a Hummer, I would have asked your sister.


I LOVERMONT
VVCG33 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
ESP
Jeeper
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 11,495
Can you elaborate on what you mean by "spraying them"?

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK

2013 JK - Lifted w/ 35s - Bilstein 5100s - Monster TB - Chopped Flares - Can't Keep It Clean
ESP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
VVCG33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 561
Just paint them black with primer, then paint. Not sure if this will throw off the balance..
__________________
If I wanted a Hummer, I would have asked your sister.


I LOVERMONT
VVCG33 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 09:10 PM   #4
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,641
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
Are you talking remove the tires from the rim or remove the wheels?

Wheels are easy...5 lug nuts, remove them, pull wheel off. Reverse for install...don't forget to torque up your lugnuts. I think it's usually around 80-100 ft lbs, but can't remember exactly what the factory calls for. I rarely torque mine...but you can run into issues if you don't get it close enough.

Tires...no. You'll never break that bead without a bead breaker. Take em to a tire shop and have em break the beads and pull the tires off. They have a machine that can do a tire in about 30 seconds flat. Reinstalling the tires will require them to be rebalanced. Just tape around the wheel...or some people have said using vaseline wherever you don't want the paint to hit will allow the paint to simply be washed off once the wheels are dry.

Most people have said they don't have any balancing issues after painting their wheels, but I have read of a couple people needing to have their wheels balance. It's also recommended to remove the external wheel weights prior to painting and reinstalling them in the exact same location once the paint has dried. I'm assuming that's so if you get your wheel rebalanced you won't have a big spot missing paint when they remove the current wheel weight.
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 09:10 PM   #5
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,199
Uh, what color tires do you have now?
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 09:32 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
drivebytruckerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,011
I think he means taking off the tires and wheels and spraying the wheels.

You just jack it up, take them off one by one,.. unless you have jack stands. Clean with comet, scuff really well, then prime and paint. Balance may be necessary.
__________________
"Not all who wander are lost.."

2000 TJ Sport 4.0
2005 WK (Grand Cherokee) Limited 5.7 HEMI


(OIF '05-'06 Mahmudiyah, Scania)
drivebytruckerz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 09:37 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
VVCG33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 561
Crap, I meant paint the wheels, not tires...It's been a long week. Any idea how much the paint/primer runs?
__________________
If I wanted a Hummer, I would have asked your sister.


I LOVERMONT
VVCG33 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
drivebytruckerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by VVCG33 View Post
Crap, I meant paint the wheels, not tires...It's been a long week. Any idea how much the paint/primer runs?
Depends on how good a paint you want. It can go from cheap to really expensive. $1-$10 a can depending.
__________________
"Not all who wander are lost.."

2000 TJ Sport 4.0
2005 WK (Grand Cherokee) Limited 5.7 HEMI


(OIF '05-'06 Mahmudiyah, Scania)
drivebytruckerz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 07:23 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
castorj29's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Redmond,Oregon
Posts: 579
Just spraying your rims with cans of spray paint will look good for a short term. After that, they will look like crap. Take your rims to a paint shop and have them do it right.
castorj29 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:02 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
rogertc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maquoketa
Posts: 489
Easy to do with a rattle can and if done proper it will look good and last a long time. If it gets scuffed off here and there it can be touched up easily.
Easier to do if you take off wheel lay facing up over card board ( so you won't paint the driveway) after cleaning it off well. I prefer rustolium but it takes longer to dry. Tape off the wheel. Be creative use a cardboard cut out and tape the edges so you can re-use it.
Taking it ot a paint shop is waste of money.
Here is a pic of my back gate. I got it from a junk yard and it was green. Used tractor paint rattle can.
rogertc1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:17 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,914
WOW


Quote:
Originally Posted by rogertc1 View Post
Easy to do with a rattle can and if done proper it will look good and last a long time. If it gets scuffed off here and there it can be touched up easily.
Easier to do if you take off wheel lay facing up over card board ( so you won't paint the driveway) after cleaning it off well. I prefer rustolium but it takes longer to dry. Tape off the wheel. Be creative use a cardboard cut out and tape the edges so you can re-use it.
Taking it ot a paint shop is waste of money.
Here is a pic of my back gate. I got it from a junk yard and it was green. Used tractor paint rattle can.
That paint is so good--


----YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TIRE -----

Where did you getit ??

JIMBO
__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:20 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
rogertc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maquoketa
Posts: 489
On the Side...
rogertc1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:22 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
harwa004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 12,564
Send a message via AIM to harwa004
Quote:
Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Uh, what color tires do you have now?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
WOW

That paint is so good--

----YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TIRE -----

Where did you getit ??

JIMBO

Oh my word, the Peanut Gallery is wound up tight this Monday morning....
__________________
--Michelle (Shell)
"It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."
harwa004 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,914
Sharp turns AT SPEED will do that !!


Quote:
Originally Posted by rogertc1 View Post
On the Side...
JIMBO
__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:24 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
yj-genral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: cleveland, TN
Posts: 1,075
i painted my steel wheels on my yj without takign the tires off and they didnt just fine. still look good. and cheap... i used about 1 can per wheel after 2-3 coats at a cost of less than $3 a can.
yj-genral is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 09:35 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
rogertc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maquoketa
Posts: 489
Hid the spare tire here..
rogertc1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
baja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest iowa
Posts: 2,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogertc1 View Post
On the Side...
This jeep is LEANING towards socialism.

baja is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
tires , wheels

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tires Have A 6 Year Shelf Life jgano23 Off-Topic 14 11-11-2011 07:39 PM
Yj 4in lift, 31in tires or 33in tires? zacharytyoung YJ Tech Forum 14 06-20-2010 10:50 PM
Big problem with tires! jl_wrangler YJ General Discussion Forum 15 12-06-2008 12:22 AM
Are the tires in the US the same than in Germany? nicolas-eric General Jeep Discussion 7 08-27-2007 03:13 PM
Small tires (205,215,225) Willis YJ General Discussion Forum 11 07-13-2007 06:00 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 AM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC