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How do i get a rim off that is seazed and preatty much looks like it welded itself onto the hub. it's a factory mercury mountaineer rim on a jeep grand cherakee.the center hole was too small. by t

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Spray the area generously with penetrating oil. Let the air out of the tire jack it up as high as you can get it, block it up with some stands, Get a BFH and proceed to wail on it as you turn it. Try to hit the rim and not the tire. Have Fun!

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