Mounting Tires - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2006, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
bigblackblur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44321
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,860
Send a message via AIM to bigblackblur
Mounting Tires

Alright well this is kind of a newb question, but I have this feeling that most newbs don't mount their own tires.

What is the best/easiest way to mount tires. I don't want to take them to pep boys. How do you guys mount up your tires?

Sorry for the dumb question, a few quick answers and you can let this thread drop.

Thanks alot,
Kevin
bigblackblur is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ROCKILLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Member # 3273
Location: Shasta County, CA
Posts: 4,031
dish soap, tire irons (or crow bars) and cussing. Go buy a 6 pack first so you have something to look forward to.
__________________
[QUOTE=Alfred W.;10665950]When a man has the scent of pussy in his nose...... The best advice in the world bounces off the block formerly know as his head. :grinpimp:[/QUOTE]
ROCKILLER is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-18-2006, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
PAToyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Member # 37600
Location: South Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 14,579
Send a message via AIM to PAToyota Send a message via Skype™ to PAToyota
From my experience, it has been MUCH easier to take them down the street to the service station and pay them a couple bucks than to wrestle with them myself. Now backcountry tire changes are obviously a different ballgame. Rockiller has it right if that is the case...
__________________
’94 GMC 6.5TD K1500 Yukon SLE / ’93 Chevy 6.5TD K2500
’85 Toyota 22R RN60 4x4
PAToyota is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2006, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
andyr354's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28130
Location: KS
Posts: 1,984
My procedure that worked well on my 44" TSLs

mix some dish about 50/50 with water and soap up the beads

Got out my set of HF prybars and mounted them up, working around the beads with two bars. The 44s were large enough I just knelt on the sidewalls to put pressure on them.

The ones that werent deformed I was able to use a ratchet strap around the tread to get them to take air. Soon as it starts to inflate release the strap.

The ones that had sat and gotten deformed...... ether+match.
__________________
89XJ, 4.0L, AW4, D30, D44, 33s, homefab dakota and RE lift.
93 Dodge W250 Clubcab LE, Cummins, getrag 5spd, 3.54s, straightpipe.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
andyr354 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
b454rat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Member # 16536
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 4,107
Took me a whole 5 minutes total to mount 2 40" boggers on 15x12s. LIke the others were saying, dish soap or laundry soap, that stuff is slickery. Two prybars, spray the bead, push on to the rim, work the bead over, and air up. I never take tires to get mounted, or even dismount, got a bead breaker. Why pay them for something you can do for nothing?
__________________
Web wheeler
b454rat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
LeviGarrett76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13654
Location: Ga
Posts: 2,517
same as above, except i only use soap if i have to, i try to avaoid moisture in the tires since i run bb's

two tire tools and ether are all you need
__________________
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency.
LeviGarrett76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 12:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member # 47974
Location: Springfield, OR
Posts: 428
If you need to break the beads, use your Hi-lift. I.e. jack up the front of your rig on the bead, works like a charm.
__________________
19 JL, ex’s: 16 JK, 98 TJ, 98 ZJ, 90 XJ
1996cc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 01:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
13972551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Member # 71473
Location: Plover, WI
Posts: 168
GUY's, GUY's, GUY's, thats never going to work. Its a 12 pack of beer.
13972551 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
andyr354's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28130
Location: KS
Posts: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13972551
GUY's, GUY's, GUY's, thats never going to work. Its a 12 pack of beer.
I can barely walk after drinking around 4 lately. I am a cheap drunk
__________________
89XJ, 4.0L, AW4, D30, D44, 33s, homefab dakota and RE lift.
93 Dodge W250 Clubcab LE, Cummins, getrag 5spd, 3.54s, straightpipe.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
andyr354 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2006, 02:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
andyr354's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28130
Location: KS
Posts: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13972551
GUY's, GUY's, GUY's, thats never going to work. Its a 12 pack of beer.
I can barely walk after drinking around 4 lately. I am a cheap drunk
__________________
89XJ, 4.0L, AW4, D30, D44, 33s, homefab dakota and RE lift.
93 Dodge W250 Clubcab LE, Cummins, getrag 5spd, 3.54s, straightpipe.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
andyr354 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.