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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Question Mounting a wide tire on wide rim

I have a 35 x 15.50 x 16.5 tsl on a 12" wide rim that I rolled off the rim a while back. I have taken it to a couple tire shops that I trusted and they could not get it to seat, they did not have the propper tools to do so, One of the shops and I have tried the ether and rachet strap ways and couldnt get it to work.

Does anyone have another way to do it?

or (this is what I would prefer as I am sick of trying myself)

Does anyone know of a shop in the White Lake area (ish) that you have had them mount large and wide tires?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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I can't believe any tire shop doesn't have a cheeta bead seater. That's what you need. It'll work no problem. Not from the area but that's what you need.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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I know I was surprised, but the one shop I go to is really small and they ordered one for next time, there new its a "buddy's" place, the other one said they just got rid of it cause no one ever came in to use it....didn't make sense to me.

I just don't want to call every shop for them to say bring it up ill see what I can do, I looking for a definite "they have done mine" before I head up there.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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I always use kanrock tire in Fenton they have mounted everything up to a 44 bogger for me
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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I always use kanrock tire in Fenton they have mounted everything up to a 44 bogger for me
Yup, had good luck getting tires mounted at Kanrock. I've had 2 or 3 sets of oversized tires mounted at kanrock, some 35x15.5 sx's on a 15x10 rim, a 36x?? irok bias ply on a 15x10 rim, some 35x12.5's mounted on 15x8's etc. Never anything as big as bigbchevy, but I am not bigbkickstand, I am just kickstand.

I also like Dewey's in Fenton, but I have never had Jerry and the Crew mount big tires for me.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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Starting fluid???
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Old January 5th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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Starting fluid???
I want to pull the tire off first as well. I dont think all the dirt is out of the tire from it rolling off in a mud hole....... I would like to double check to make sure before I use starter fluid

I cant get the tire off myself ... I tried

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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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Really you dont have to take the tire completely off (unless you think alot of mud/water is in the actual tire) you just have to "break" the bead down off the rim, clean it up. If you use starting fluid you dont need as much as you would think.. Like a 2 second blast tops..

If you were in manistee I could do it pretty easily for you.

You are probably having trouble because the tire/rim is a 16.5, where the bead seats is diffrent from a regular rim.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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....................You are probably having trouble because the tire/rim is a 16.5, where the bead seats is diffrent from a regular rim.


16.5 has a ramp that the tire bead slides up unlike other rims that have a bump that the bead pops over. 16.5's are nororious bead poppers. Clean the rim and tire bead area well before re-assembly. Without beadlocks I'd recommend keeping tire pressure above 10.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #11
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16.5 has a ramp that the tire bead slides up unlike other rims that have a bump that the bead pops over. 16.5's are nororious bead poppers. Clean the rim and tire bead area well before re-assembly. Without beadlocks I'd recommend keeping tire pressure above 10.
i was seeing how low i could go, 10 and 12 i was good, 8 it came off when i hit the lip of a hole and gave it a little power...lesson learned.....bead locks are on the want list.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #12
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when i worked for discount tire they had a cheeta and would dismount and clean the tire out prolly for free... im sure they still have them
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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #13
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did it my self with starter fluid took a couple of trys to get it to stick but I go it, had to have the air compressor ready to go extremly quickly or it would slide back off.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #14
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what is it your having a problem with..? do you have a decent compressor?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #15
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what is it your having a problem with..? do you have a decent compressor?
i do have a compressor, i coulnt get the beads close enough to the edges to hold any air in the traditional way trying to do it on the floor of the garage, so i got them to seat using starter fluid and fire, with a quick air hook up and i got it to hold, im all good now.....

i lost the wheel weights of the tire a while back and it was a little out of balance, so ill take it to get ballanced and throw it on thr truck and Im good to go wheeling again
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Old January 6th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #16
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Get a 16" BMX bike tire tube. Get one side mounted as best you can. Now, take the bike tube, stretch it over the other side of the rim, and inflate it to act as a gasket, to fill the open area between the tire and the wheel, then try inflating the tire.

At the sam time, do the strap around the tire, kick it as its filling, etc, the usual tricks. Its worked for me.

If you've got one side seated, putting it on a 5 gallon bucket, so gravity helps pull the other side downwards, it helps a little too.
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I've carried one of those tubes for years, as that technique also works well offroad when someone takes a tire off the rim. It can be hard to re-seat them offroad if people only have small compressors.

If you are ding it at home, try to get a locking chuck and air filler that you can remove the valve core and really dump in the air as fast as possible.
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