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how do you put the wheel in the tire?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dpak, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    dpak

    dpak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I will be purchasing wheels and tires separately and trying to find ways to save money. Rather than a paying a shop to put the wheel and tire together, is there a safe and easy way to do it yourself? Or is this something that shop should do?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    you need a shop. or a friend that works in a shop :D
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    You can do it yourself but you'll scratch the hell out of your rims and there will be lots of choice 4-letter words. I've done it with ATV tires and that's a hell of a workout, truck tires wouldn't be fun to mount on your own. You're much better off taking it to a shop. Even if you did manage to mount the tires on the rim, you have no way to balance the tires.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Yoytoda

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    they are actually quite easy to mount but if you have to ask how, you probably should do it yourself my 2 cents
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    me and my brother have done it with a forklift, pry bar, driving another car on top of the tire/wheel with desired tire on it (we were doing a swap). lots of cursing and scratched rims as mentioned before. just take it to a cheap shop that will do it is your best bet. . . . another idea, some high schools (mine did) with auto mechanics class have tire changers. guy that was a grade below me's family owned a tire shop. we'd take our tires in there and he would do it like a pro. so if you got a little brother, cousin, whatever in a high school shop class you could try that. free!!
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    UndefinedTaco

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    or go to a technical school/city college with auto shop..worth the shot.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Thanks for everyone's input and you all have convinced that this is not task to do yourself. I guess I'll be packing PB&J sandwiches to work for the next few months to save money.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    macgyver

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    Find a local independent tire shop that has a hydraulic mounting machine..shouldn't cost more than $50 to get all 4 done.

    Once they're mounted they will need to be balanced.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Mescalero

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    Find a walmart. Bastards only charge $5 to mount each tire and $5 each to balance ($7 per for lifetime balancing).

    Cheapest option i believe.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Many shops won't charge you for mounting the tire if you do the balancing with them. That's what happened to me. I ended up paying like $20 out the door with tires mounted and balanced.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Get down to the local Harbor Freight store...I have used one of their cheap machines to mount over a hundred motorcycle tires over the years...

    Howard
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    They will only mount new tires.
    So watch what you bring in..

    and some are stifflers..will only charge that fee if you buy tires from Walmart. Douches.:cool:
     
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