I know you cannot stud used tires, but I was under the impression that you could unstud tires once the winter months were over. So I decided to stud my SUMMER tires (general grabber at2 275/65/18). Now that the deadline for my studs to be OUT is coming up, I found that I can unstud, but it won't be easy. I called up Big O tires and asked about the removal of my studs. The guy on the phone said "Sure you can! But we won't do it. You'll need a set of plyers and about an hour per tire." After that I searched online (and here) on tips how to best remove my tire studs. So far my plan is to go down the hill to my parents house where it should be 85 degrees this Friday (I'm hoping the heat will help the rubber be a little softer), take my tires off, air them WAY down (again, easier to work with the rubber), use some soap and water as lubricant, get a set of needle nose vise grips, a lawn chair, a 12-pack of beer and get after it. Has anyone done this before? Does anyone have a better plan or any tips? Thanks in advance for the help.