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Best way to mount military tires on wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've been having a hard time tring to find a place to mount them. Can I mount them myself(safe way). Thanks
     
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    what size...a guy i know got ripped off and paid someone 700 bucks to mount his...they said it took a tire a day...
     
  3. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    wow, there 15.5/80R20 apox. 46.5" tall and 15.5"wide. i don't know if they have tire spoons large enough, ummm Big rig place may have something
     
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    what kind of rim are you putting them? I'm guessing a single piece wheel. I have done it with the help of a friend, a sledge hammer and six foot long pry bar.
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes its a single peice wheel. Can i use a ratched down and pry bar and a shot a air? any other ways?
     
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    Have you tried a big-rig/18 wheeler shop yet?

    I have a set and thats where I plan on going.
     
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    the guy i knew had the 53s i think is what they are....
     
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    big truck / farm implement place is where to go.
     
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    DIY bro. first bead is easy, then use a bunch of windex, big ol prybar, and some large nuts to keep the tire from slippin around on the rim and keep it in place. theres a vally in the center of the rim and thats where you want to keep the first half of the second bead whle your prying the other side on. pics say a thousand words i know but... put on the outer bead first so you dont scratch up the good side if theyre fancy 20's
     
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    x2 it might take you awile to mount them urself but once your all done use the money and buy u some supper at a steak house for all your hard work lmao, you will feel better, then every time you look at your big ole tires youll think, omg i did it myself, thats how we mount all our tires, including the 22.5s on the semi of my dads, did all 14 one day, have the big wide single on the rear of the truck=pita lol, tip= throw some golf balls in em to help with balance on those big tires, it helps

    not dawgin ya dude but but try some dawn dish soap, it will last longer than the windex because im sure it will take you awhile and lube the wheel up before you attempt to put the tire on, it helps

    please dont take that to offense obijuan, may the force be with you
     
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    thanks for the info, i always like trying to do it myself, anyone can pay to have them put on. Thanks
     

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