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Old 15-Jul-2005, 12:45 AM
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Putting a tire on by yourself.

I was wondering is it possiable to put a tire onto the rim witout any special tools. because my friend has a wheel balancing machine in der garage.
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 01:15 AM
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you can try... get it on the rim.. and start filling it up with air see what happens
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 01:36 AM
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When I see people put tire on wheel, they need to use a bar to pry the tire edge while rotating the wheel. You could try, but I don't think it will be easy.
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 01:53 AM
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wasin't there a thread about this like 4 days ago?
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 07:54 AM
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wasin't there a thread about this like 4 days ago?


my friends dad knows how to do it. Some mechanic/newfie trick, although i dont know what he does ..
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how fuggin cheap are you? go get it done right by a pro, dont screw with sh*t like that...your life is riding on your tires. i wouldnt do it especially with a "newfie trick".
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Remeber, the low profile tires are a pain in the *** to put on a rim. Good luck.
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by Steve_Leitner
how fuggin cheap are you? go get it done right by a pro, dont screw with sh*t like that...your life is riding on your tires. i wouldnt do it especially with a "newfie trick".



and if your friend has a balancing machine why doesn't he have a mounting machine as well...??
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this was just talked about, just pay a tire shop to do it. they don't charge that much. if you start screwin around with a bar to get the tire on you could damage the rims, yourself or the tire...is it worth it?

for normal stuff there is DIY...for everything else, there's mastercard
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by Steve_Leitner
how fuggin cheap are you? go get it done right by a pro, dont screw with sh*t like that...your life is riding on your tires. i wouldnt do it especially with a "newfie trick".
theres really nothing to worry about...once your tire is on and you have the bead sealed, its ON. They cant just flop off.

but i just dealed with this situation last week. Take it to Wal-Mart. It cost me $23 bucks even, and since your friend has a balancing machine..$23 is all its gonna cost you.
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 11:11 AM
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if it's a low profile tire GOOD LUCK! Haha. If it's a 70 or 80 seiers tire you should have no problem!
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 11:15 AM
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Usually, tire mounting and balancing, 40 bucks, for 4.
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Old 15-Jul-2005, 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Steve_Leitner
how fuggin cheap are you? go get it done right by a pro, dont screw with sh*t like that...your life is riding on your tires. i wouldnt do it especially with a "newfie trick".
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wow i get quoted with no additional comment...i must be good.
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Old 16-Jul-2005, 09:15 AM
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i think installing a tire in your garage to save $10 per tire has to be one of the worst ideas ever
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you asked:

somehow get the tire on the rim with lots of prybars (damage to the rim is normal) lowprofile tires are hard to get on with a machine let alone by hand.
then once you get the tire on, splash some gasoline around the bead, then light it with a match, the small explosion causes the bead to set, then you can use your bicycle pump to finish the job (assuming your also to cheap to buy a mini compressor).

Anyway thats how the army does it up north
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on tv i was watching sum offroading and it was insane.. cuz a truck got a flat and had a spare tire .. no rim.. and he took the rim off the car .... took the flat off.. put the new tire around it.. put a bunch of lighter fluid on the rim and threw a match in there.. allt he fluid blew up but it blew up so fast it filled the tire up ..lol..

dont try that at home though
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Originally posted by v8hunter03
on tv i was watching sum offroading and it was insane.. cuz a truck got a flat and had a spare tire .. no rim.. and he took the rim off the car .... took the flat off.. put the new tire around it.. put a bunch of lighter fluid on the rim and threw a match in there.. allt he fluid blew up but it blew up so fast it filled the tire up ..lol..

dont try that at home though
This is a repost because I started a thread exactly the same as this last week. But heres a video for what you are talking about.

http://www.big-boys.com/articles/bigboystire.html
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Old 17-Jul-2005, 12:29 AM
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Hmm safety vs spending $20 tsk tsk tsk
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Old 17-Jul-2005, 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by Steve_Leitner
how fuggin cheap are you? go get it done right by a pro, dont screw with sh*t like that...your life is riding on your tires. i wouldnt do it especially with a "newfie trick".
Ok i never said I wanted to do this to save money. I saw this done many times in magazines and wanted to try it. because it looked like a DIY. dont assume if you dont know.
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