No rims were changed. That was just one of the many lying stories EA concocted to try to explain away his obvious injuries (but he told a new and conflicting story each time he was asked, it seemed). The court testimony was only of people telling about EA's CLAIMS that he had worked on his tires (and gotten injured), but there was really no evidence that he did so. Those major and noticeable hand/arm injuries weren't there on Friday night (after his claimed tire-changing) or during the bar hopping and after hours in the wee Sat morning hours at the apartment, and yet were there and obvious when he got to work Sat morning at 11. His "I was damaged from tires" story began to evolve bit by bit later on, as he obviously began to realize he'd better come up with some cover story.
Oh, and I think he actually told how those injuries really happened. His very first explanation, which I think had the tell-tale kernel of truth because he wasn't prepared to answer such a question, was that it happened when he had someone in a "chokehold" Friday night and he got bit/scratched/whatever. In his story, it was a bar fight, but I think we know who and what and how his damages came from someone fighting back when he had them in a chokehold. I hope she kicked him in the balls as well and that he was still aching hours later as he told the lie. Just saying.