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Old 12-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any tips on mounting 33" tires on 15" wheels ? Want to do it myself.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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tire irons, big prybars, temperature >60*, dish soap solution, ratchet strap, time and energy

try google?
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used to do this ALL the time back on the farm...

Place wheel on ground with the outside facing up (like it goes on the truck)

Lube inner bead with copius amounts of dish soap.

Lay tire on rim and work on the rim. 9/10 times, the whole inner bead can be pushed on.

Using 2 large tire irons (or "one ways"), or screw drivers, or tire shop spoons, install outer bead.

Push the part that is on down into the recess on the rim, then finish installig outer bead.

Apply soapy water to both beads, and attempt to inflate. Sometimes this invloves light bouncing of the rim, ratched straps, a couple of buddies, BUT DONT GIVE UP!!! I have seated lots of tires at 0130 in the morning, using gas station air.

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, ratchet straps around the perimeter of the tire help the beads sit on both sides of the rim so you can air it up and seat the beads.

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. but why would you want to do it all yourself? it's only 33's. I mean, pep boys used to do it for $4 a tire. and you gotta balance it right?
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Starting fluid always does it for me. I'm sure that was how you were gonna bead it, though.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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starter fluid will work to inflat a tire. but if you use to much starter fluid you will blow the tire off the rim. (possible hurting yourself or others)
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I did it today and it shot a big ol' fireball at me. Nice on a cold day
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Any tips on mounting 33" tires on 15" wheels ? Want to do it myself.
WHY. save your self some time and headake and get them mounted buy a shop it's not that much
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Aside from wrestling the tire onto the rim that is just a battle of wills you versus the tire. A good prybar and a friend is usually best. But as far as setting the bead the real trick that always works great on the trail and makes all the difference is to pull the valve core and push the valve stem straight into the quick disco chuck. What I mean is just use the quick connect at the end of the hose rather than a chuck. You'll get the maximum amount of air straight into the valve stem that way no matter what source your using. Seen a lot of beads fight people until we did that works everytime.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It cost $40 to mount & balance 4 tires here in RBC,AL. I'll probably just pay the money & avoid damaging the tires.
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Yeah, 10 bucks a tire at LS. And you get a huge discount on back pain and busted knuckles.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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local jumk yard does it for $5.00 a tire. worth a try.
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$3 each at walmart, beat that
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i mount my own at work for free
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also another idea is if your local highschool has an auto shop they may have a a tire mounter and balancer. (thats how i had to do all mine in h.s. to save a few bucks as at that time i went through alot of tires)
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