Difference between Coats 40-40 tire machine models???

Carl59

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Hi all,
Looking into purchasing a coats 40-40center post tire changer. Any body can explain the difference between the 40-40, 40-40A and 40-40SA.?

What about the 40-50?

Looking for one of these models but it must have the bead blaster.

Any advice appreciated,

Thanks in advance
 

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I am going to be that arsehole, but we are in 2018, and now days, all alloy wheels, 15 inch is for yaris on steel rims


These machines are only good for steel rims.

the 40 40 up to the 40-50 all have a bead blaster. But for your money, buy one of these instead. Takes up less space, cost less than that old POS 40-40/40-50 and do 14 up to 26 inch allow rims. This unit can go for 600$

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...l?spm=a2700.7724857.main07.170.6c2669fa6wlThN

A used pos like this one in the link below is going for 995$. Would not want to do a set of porsche 20inch on that. The coats 40 40 went out of style back when the honda civics started to mag wheels in 14 inch size and the first fast and furious franchise movie came out. That was back in early mid 90's.

My opinion is like an arshole, everyone has one. A coats 40 40 machine is worth more its weight in metal than what it actually does now days, which is destroy new alloy rims, and split beads on costly high performance tires. Which even the basic car has now days. So unless you live in a third world country, this machine is of absolutely no use to you and is a waste of time, grief and @#$%^& and $$$.

http://www.yournexttire.com/used-coats-4040-tire-machine-10-17-5-changer/
 

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To hit more what I am trying to say, this pos snap on crap from back in the 80's and is completely destroyed and of no use for high end cars that even the most basic mazda 3 rust buckets we see on the road, is going for 700$.

What!!!??? This is just strap/snap on's version of a coats 4040. I wouldn't even 3-$ for that heap of metal, let alone pay the price of parts that probaly are not even available any more. That machine to get it back to service for only steel rims is going to skyrocket beyond 3000$.



https://www.ebay.com/p/Snap-on-FMC-7600-Tire-Changer-Machine/2279538065?iid=282718691286&_trkparms=aid=888007&algo=DISC.MBE&ao=1&asc=51915&meid=a5d5abc7284849a6afdfcb4ebe0e09c3&pid=100009&rk=1&rkt=1&sd=253769561444&itm=282718691286&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982
 
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I used a 40 40 for years was given to me non working fixed it and used it for 10 years. Even for steel wheels like Hondas and the like the center holes on the rims are so small you cannot tighten the v block to hold them. If you are doing older pre 80's US cars for fun they are great. Biggest reason people dump them is the tire spoon jams and does not want to take the bead off. Over time the cylinder that does that loses oil. Mine was free, I filled the cylinder with oil and was as good as new. Just a hint to get a cheaper one. Def not worth 5 or 6 hundred today