De-studding studded tires


#1

How hard would it be to take the studs out of tires.


#2

Not hard at all with a good grabbing set of pliers and maybe a pointy ice pick, BUT… you’ll never be able to re-stud them.


#3

So a good pair of needle nose pliers and just pull them out?


#4

If they came out that easy they’d be zinging the wheel wells every time you hit a bump at 70. They’ll come out, but I tip my hat to anyone with that much patience and persiatance.

Sincere best in your quest.


#5

I had that done to one set of mine when I was in Anchorage, then they put in new studs, it worked out ok. Yep, pair of needle nose and lots of patience, I guess.


#6

I’ve “de-studded” several sets of tires - though it was a few years back.

Get yourself a good set of cutting pliers (diagonal or end) and a little bit of patience, they’ll all come out.


#7

An end cutter works best. Grab the stud and pry the stud out by rolling the end cutter on the tire by its cheek. Sorta like pulling a nail out with a claw hammer.

Tester


#8

It sounds like it depends on the tire or studs because i grabbed a few with needle nose pliers and they came right out. Thanks guy


#9

A narrow headed screw driver ended up being my weapon of choice. Rotate tires and grease about 3hrs