Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Car: 2011 2.5i Steel Silver Metallic, Limited , Moonroof
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If you are on the road with a flat tire where the rim is stuck to the rotor, take the spare tire and bounce it against the side of the tire you are trying to get off. It works wonders--just like a sledge + 2"x4".
I used this trick when switching to my snow rims/tires this past season since all four wheels were stuck on quite well from a longer rotation interval.
+1 for that. That is my favorite trick, been using it for years.The spare tire as a tool is great, its heavy, can't damage the rim or tire, and always in your car. I find that it works great to jack the wheel I need to take off, lay down behind or in front of the car and put tire under car,then pick up tire slightly and slam it into the back of the seized wheel. Usually knocks it right off in 1-3 swings.
I also have used the anti-seize on the hub trick to great results over the years. I am always careful to leave a bit of space around the lugs as I believe that a bit of metal to metal contact helps the wheel sung down and stay on.
Mine: 11 2.5i Limited w/Moonroof, Steel Silver Metallic
Mods: Philips Xtreme HID kit w/ relays, weathertech mats all around, 30% tint all around (not DIY), Tork Lift Hitch, 19mm Rear Anti-Sway Bar, Escort SmartRadar stealth install, OEM Interior Illumination Kit, Security System Shock Sensor, Rear Bumper Cover, side and rear cargo nets, rear seat back protectors, and Splash Guards.
Hers: 09 Forester 2.5x Prem., Metallic Black.