I've been posting wheel removal/tire changing threads recently and I would like to know from those who have done this DIYer what they used to break the tire bead. I've been looking at the Stop & Go, the Black widow (which also goes by another brand). I've seen videos on jakewilson.com where they used the stop & go, as well as the black widow from discountramps.com.
I also saw videos of people using 2x4s, which looked like it does the job, but you risk damage to your rim and rotor.
I am determined to learn and do this rather than bring it to the dealer, ready to buy the needed tools, supplies, and tires to save major $$. They wanted over $400 for the tires and install. Even if I spend the same amount now, the next time I change my tires, which will most likely be next fall, I'll have the tools, supplies and knowledge to do it AGAIN... all I need to buy are the tires.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback + or - on the bead breaker that you used. Thanks!