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Old 04-26-2013, 07:52 AM   #11
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What I had to do with mine was loosen the lugs with the car on the ground and rock it back and forth to un-seize the rim from the hub.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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that happened to all 4 of my winter tires. grab another tire and give it a good hit on the outside of the rim/tire. after a few good hits they'll pop right off
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When I took off my winter tires one of the hub centering ring was really stuck on the hub. The wheel came off but the ring was really on there. The PB Blaster, a steel wedge and a rubber mallot and it finally came off. Took about 30 minutes!

Anyone have any ideas for me for next year? I was thinking of silicone or grease on those hub rings, to try and avoid this issue again.
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When I took off my winter tires one of the hub centering ring was really stuck on the hub. The wheel came off but the ring was really on there. The PB Blaster, a steel wedge and a rubber mallot and it finally came off. Took about 30 minutes!

Anyone have any ideas for me for next year? I was thinking of silicone or grease on those hub rings, to try and avoid this issue again.
clean the contact area, when your switching tires again grab some sand paper and sand down the rust and what not thats there. it shouldnt happen again, but ive never heard of putting grease there but that could work i guess
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When I took off my winter tires one of the hub centering ring was really stuck on the hub. The wheel came off but the ring was really on there. The PB Blaster, a steel wedge and a rubber mallot and it finally came off. Took about 30 minutes!

Anyone have any ideas for me for next year? I was thinking of silicone or grease on those hub rings, to try and avoid this issue again.
I put some bearing grease on the hubs when putting my summers on. Hoping that helps when it's time to change
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After you get those wheels off I would suggest using anti-seize in the future to prevent this from happening. Just a thin layer goes a long way in keeping your aluminum wheels from sticking to the cast iron hubs.

As for the jack stands, this is always a good reference. I know it is for the older models but it still applies to the newer ones as well.



Personally, I wouldn't trust the jack-stands under the pinch welds but that's just me. I know people have used them in the past without any problems.
Great pic, thanks a lot! I will try again this weekend!
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all this weird stuff about kicking and hitting with another tire.... i hve done it as well... iv even used a 4x4 to wack the back of the tire... now i just use a dead blow hammer(rubber mallet)... 1-2 hits from the back and its all good. they are cheap at barbor freight.
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I took a mallet to the steelie and hit at different angles and they finally came off! Thanks everyone for the responses! :)
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Anyone have any ideas for me for next year? I was thinking of silicone or grease on those hub rings, to try and avoid this issue again.
Yep, anti seize.............
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Yep, anti seize.............
My old man suggested motor oil if anti-seize is not available.
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