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mounting tires
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:38:24 am »
does anybody have any tricks to mounting tires on aliminum rims with out denting them up?  thanks-levi
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 12:11:24 pm »
Proper tools and patience.
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 12:31:27 pm »
And lots of lube.

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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 12:39:48 pm »
all i have ever used is some soapy water on the bead, and push them on with my hands. now seating the beads is another story....usually requires a trip to the local tire shop!
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 12:52:44 pm »
I mount all my tires with a bench mounted manual tire changer I bought at Northern Tool for less than $50.00
Lots of dish soap to mount and then you take the valve out of the stem and put a strap on the tire, use a air blow gun to push lots of air in to seat the bead to the lip of the wheel, put the valve back in and fill to desired PSI.

For 8" wheels I always tube them.
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 01:28:55 pm »
I use motorcycle tire tools, I also use hand soap. Once the tire is on the rim I use a band or strap to compress it. I even mounted 38.5x15 Boggers using three ratchet straps.
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 03:14:27 pm »
I TOOK A SET INTO MY LOCAL TIRE STORE AND THEY USED A BLASTER! IT WAS A TANK THAT YOU FILLED WITH AIR AND A BIG VALVE AND LARGE TAPERED TUBE. THE IDEA WAS A QUICK BLAST AND LARGE VOLUME, IT WORKED LIKE A DREAM!
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 03:17:22 pm »
I TOOK A SET INTO MY LOCAL TIRE STORE AND THEY USED A BLASTER! IT WAS A TANK THAT YOU FILLED WITH AIR AND A BIG VALVE AND LARGE TAPERED TUBE. THE IDEA WAS A QUICK BLAST AND LARGE VOLUME, IT WORKED LIKE A DREAM!
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Lol but I do the same thing, I take my tires and wheels and tell em to make it happen captain :D
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 03:23:12 pm »
I DO WANT ONE OF THOSE BLASTERS, BUT AT $300 I WILL TAKE TO MY TIRE STORE! LOL [HE DID DO IT AT NO CHARGE FOR ME!]
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 06:25:32 pm »
The blaster we have is called a cheetah. They work on all kinds of tires
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 11:31:42 pm »
I DO WANT ONE OF THOSE BLASTERS, BUT AT $300 I WILL TAKE TO MY TIRE STORE! LOL [HE DID DO IT AT NO CHARGE FOR ME!]


You can make your own for about $50 if you have a welder and know how to use it. All they are is a portable air tank with a few pipe fittings and ball valves from Lowes or home depot. TSC has 5 gallon air tanks all day long for $30 around here. The bead blaster is a great tool, but DO NOT put 100 psi in it to seat a lawn mower tire, kiss it good bye if ya do and you may end up hurt.
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 10:55:16 pm »

You can make your own for about $50 if you have a welder and know how to use it. All they are is a portable air tank with a few pipe fittings and ball valves from Lowes or home depot. TSC has 5 gallon air tanks all day long for $30 around here. The bead blaster is a great tool, but DO NOT put 100 psi in it to seat a lawn mower tire, kiss it good bye if ya do and you may end up hurt.


That's a bad idea.  Don't build your own blaster. 


The only idea that is worse than that is using a old propane cylinder to hold compressed air.
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 01:44:01 am »

That's a bad idea.  Don't build your own blaster. 


The only idea that is worse than that is using a old propane cylinder to hold compressed air.

That is literally all they are. I have saw one that some idiot managed to ruin so I cut it apart to look inside of it as he deemed it "junk".
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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013, 05:07:55 pm »

That's a bad idea.  Don't build your own blaster. 


The only idea that is worse than that is using a old propane cylinder to hold compressed air.

I made a "blaster" maybe 16years ago. Works fine.

Propane tanks make great air tanks. Ask any Amishman.

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Re: mounting tires
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 05:18:42 pm »
Propane tanks are not internally lined.  They will rust from the inside out.  They can become very dangerous.

I use to work in the propane industry and was certified to inspect propane tanks.
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