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Old 04-18-2006, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you run Humvee tires on Humvee wheels without runflats/beadlock?

I have a set of 36" Goodyear GSA's (biased) to run on my Humvee wheels, but I have no runflats of any kind to hold them against the bead.

I mounted a couple of them up on the wheels and cant get the bead to seat, I'm assuming this is because I'm either a retard or the stiff sidewall is preventing me from getting enough air pressure to seat them. Do I need to take these to a tire shop to get them seated? Will they seat at all without the internal beadlock?

These tires are just for testing so that I can determine if a 36" tall tire will work for my setup or if I need to go 37-38. And they were cheap rollers. I plan to run PVC inserts once I get the right size IROK.

Thanks for any help!
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yes they will mount without the beadlock/runflat insert.
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try a racheting strap acound the circumference of the tire and tigheten it as much as you can. it should make the beads spread a bit and help you seat it
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Also make sure to lube up the bead with some dish soap. The bias hummer tires are really stiff, and really don't seat easily even with the insert in there.
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