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Old 06-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #11
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If you carry a length of steel pipe a couple feet long that will fit over the wrench you are using, you can extend it and employ the lever principle.
True, but I think a wrench handle of proper length is safer than a makeshift snipe... and not expensive.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:46 PM   #12
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Cheater bars are standard in hot rod tool boxes. I've got a piece of water pipe about 1-1/2 feet long. It's one of things that you may not need often, but when you need it... you NEED it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #13
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I use a 24" breaker bar and socket on the road, at home its an 1/2" impact and re-torque to 110LBS.
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I think tire irons are the devices used to remove the tire from the rim. A pry bar.
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I think tire irons are the devices used to remove the tire from the rim. A pry bar.
This is what I have always know as a tire iron. One end for lug nuts the other for removing hub caps or popping the bead of the rim.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:01 PM   #16
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This is what I have always know as a tire iron. One end for lug nuts the other for removing hub caps or popping the bead of the rim.
and for self defense if needed…..
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I use a telescoping half-inch drive ratchet from Harbor Freight for my Andersen WDH and lug nuts. It collapses enough to fit in a small toolbox and extends an additional six inches for enough leverage to loosen everything (so far, at least). Inexpensive too.
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That L-shape is the type of wrench that can be extended with a length of pipe for more leverage. Should check to see if the WDH pry lever would fit over the end of the handle.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:11 PM   #19
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Everyone can make their own choices, but I choose to use the right tool to do the job safely and effectively... for only a few dollars.: 1/2 in. dr x 25 in. Breaker Bar My guess would be that it even weighs less than the bits of scrap that it would take to work around not having the right $15 tool.
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Here's Wiki definition:
A tire iron (also tire lever or tyre lever) is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires.
Tire irons have not been in common use for automobile tires since the shift to the use of tubeless tires in the late 1950s. The term is occasionally mistakenly used to refer to a lug wrench (esp. US),[citation needed] which is included along with a spare tire and jack on most new cars.

Tire irons usually come in pairs, or threes, and are used to pry the edge of a tire away from the rim of the wheel it has been mounted on. After one iron has pried a portion of the tire from its wheel, it is held in position while a second iron is applied further along the tire to pry more of the tire away from the wheel. This allows enough of the tire to be separated so that the first iron can be removed, and used again on the far side of the other iron. Alternating in this way, a person can work his way all the way around the tire to fully remove it from the wheel, in order to reach the tube that sits inside.
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