tips on installing new front tires
Posted June 06, 2011 - 11:46 AM
Any tips on installing on the rims.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 12:03 PM
Posted June 06, 2011 - 01:11 PM
Posted June 06, 2011 - 02:23 PM
I got a tip: Take em to your local dealer and let them put em on. Unless you have one of those little handy tire changers sold at places like harborfreight. I tried to do a set and gave up. For the little it cost me to have tires mounted at our local tire dealer it isn't worth the sweat in my opinion.
I agree with George on this. I do my own,but I have the proper equipment,with makes it very easy,If I didn't,I would most likely take them to a shop and have them done.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 05:16 PM
Soapy water works really well. They should go on no problem
Posted June 06, 2011 - 05:27 PM
Posted June 06, 2011 - 05:47 PM
I broke mine down for the Ford this weekend. Fun to get off and twice the fun to get them back on. My HF tire machine broke the bead fine, just had no way to hold wheel to take the tires on/off. I'm going to make something to do this. Maybe a piece of 5/8" all thread, a couple nuts, and something to mount it to.
I use the 5/8 all thread, a couple of nuts.....and lock the whole thing is a vise to hold it.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:06 PM
Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:18 PM
Get a short 4x4 and cut it to a point.
Place on tire as shown.
Hit with heavy sledge hammer.
Do not miss the block of wood and hit your foot, it hurts.
Soap and water solution or ATF fluid around the bead helps.
- mikebramel said thank you
Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:28 PM
Posted June 07, 2011 - 08:55 AM
If you mount a 2x4 with a front door hinge, you can make a lever mounted to the wall. Just add a tapered block of wood about 24" from the hinge end. This works as a lever to push the bead down to break it.
I also have holes in my work-bench for wood working. I take a bolt and bolt the rim to the bench to hold it in place.
This could be done with a block of plywood clamped to a bench. with a bolt through it.
Soap & water to lube the bead for both removal & mounting the new ones
Posted June 07, 2011 - 09:14 AM
Posted June 07, 2011 - 09:43 AM
Posted June 07, 2011 - 10:14 AM
On new tires I like to cut pieces of wood long enough to barely get between the beads with them spread as wide as they can go. Do this a few days ahead of installing & they will keep much of that spread so that they will catch the rim & air right up. Those tires that come flat as a pancake are near impossible to air up tubeless unless you have them spread a few days.
- Alc said thank you
Posted June 07, 2011 - 10:16 AM
That wasn't one of the tires I sent to Kenny either.:laughingteeth: