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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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i friggin give up! someone else can mount my tires for me

I struggled and struggled trying to mount one of my 35" MTZ's yesterday. Anyone that does them at home have any tips for me other than taking them to a tire shop? I'm stubborn and was set on doing this myself. I have a HF tire changer that works well to dismount tires, but I just can't seem to get the last 10" or so over the lip of the wheel. HELP!

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I just don't get it. I watched youtube video after youtube video of guys just pushing the tire down over that first side. One guy just jumped on it landing on his hands and knees 2-3 times and it popped right on. No matter how much I lube it up or push, pry, beg it to slip over I just can't get it.

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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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Lube it up really good , pull the side that is already slid over the rim up so it sits a few inches below the lip of the rim then jump on it. That should pop the bead on , or if to have another vehicle have someone stand on the seated side while you slowly drive onto the other tire slowly

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Unread 05-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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your putting it on on the wrong side take it off and put it on the outside of the rim, and take a hammer and beat it on. And use lots of lube.
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your putting it on on the wrong side take it off and put it on the outside of the rim, and take a hammer and beat it on. And use lots of lube.
Why didn't I notice that ! But the last time I mounted tires were in my DD which have reverse mount wheels

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Unread 05-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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you can use real big pry bars to put it on.
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Does it really matter which side I mount it from? I was mounting from the backside (tip I saw on youtube) in an attempt to not jack up the paint on the wheel too badly. That failed anyway, so I'll just slap it on from the front and hope it goes better.

Thanks for the quick feedback guys. JF to the rescue once again. No time to mess with it today though. Kid had a double header with away soccer games today, quick attempt at mowing the back yard and only got 3/4 done in 45 min, now choked down some food real quick, and off to see Iron man 3 with the wife and kids. Then tomorrow I work 6-2 and have a soccer game at 3:30. I NEVER have time to work on the Jeep.
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Seems a lot easier to spend $80 on getting them mounted and balanced at a shop lol
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Seems a lot easier to spend $80 on getting them mounted and balanced at a shop lol
Since when is doing everything the easy way fun? I wanted to try and balance them with airsoft pellets and already bought them. Not that they were expensive. . . Just sayin. I know once I figure it out and get the hang of it it'll get easier and easier. Then I'll never have to pay that $80 mount/balance charge again. I already had the HF tire changer anyone and I've read about other Jeep guys on pirate using it to mount theirs with great results. I'll try to mount from the other side as soon as I can and report back. . .
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I always put the tires on from the front, but when you flip it around and go to put it on make sure you get the bead down into the middle of the rim in the deeper part. Also once you have it on if you have the valve stem core out leave it out, and take the air hose with out the air chuck on it. Just push that onto the valve stem, this will give you a bigger burst of air to help seat the bead, also keep your fingers away from the bead area. If you were closer id come and help ya.
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Grease and a pry bar here, never damaged a bead.

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so did you get it mounted
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Not yet. I've have been working way too many hours and when I'm off I have too much slack to pick up at home. I normally do a lot around the house, but with the wife starting a new job as an Autism Director for FBR she is completely swamped and will be for the first few months. Plus a buddy at work gave me 4 wheels and asked me to dismount the tires. As usual, I put doing **** for other people ahead of doing what I want to do for myself.

When I was attempting to mount the 35" last week I really got the bastard jammed on there. I was afraid I wasn't even going to be able to get it back off, but with the creative use of my hi-lift and a ratchet strap I pried the ***** back off. I'm a little worried that I jacked up the bead, but I guess we'll see. After I got it off I was able to EASILY pop the first bead over the front lip of the wheel. Then I briefly tried to get the 2nd bead over and was having some issues, so I stopped. It was already midnight by that point and I get up at 4am for work. I'm hoping to get back to it tomorrow and/or Friday. The wife will be out of town and I'm off work.
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just went out and popped two 35's on the wheels with no issues at all. Airsoft pellets installed, beads seated, and aired up. Too easy. Once I realized that the first side you pop down over the bead has to get pushed down towards the center of the wheels, so that it pulls in closer to the wheel the damn last little portion of the bead popped down with VERY minimal force. Kicking myself in the *** for how much I struggled with it before. Oh well, now I know and won't have any issues in the future.

One small issue though. In my eagerness to try and get them mounted I popped the first one on with the white letters facing out without realizing it. By the time I DID realize it I had already put the airsoft pellets in and had it all aired up. I REALLY didn't feel like unmounting it to flip it around...SO.... they are staying that way. oh well......
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