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need help: place to mount 42s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hey there, i took my 42s to get mounted at an offroad shop because they were such a b!tch to do. problem is, the shop couldnt get the bead to stay, it stalled out the machine. they have mounted 44s before, so its not the size. im sure a big rig repair place would have a more powerful tool since they deal with big tires all the time. what would i search for to find a place like this?

    thanks
     
  2. Citizen Rider

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    The local big rig places around here i know have to have a 19" or larger rim for their machines. May be different around you.

    Id search phone book or online for big rig tire sales or something
     
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    What do you mean by they couldn't get the bead to "stay"?
     
  4. ProJunkRacing

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    sounds like you need a cheetah i work at a tire place , hold up the tire use "shop air with the valve removed and "blow the bead " i never had a problem doing tires befor just use a cheetah that will blow more pressure to pop the bead. truck place should be able to if it is just the beads use that high pressure blast of air should do it or use a ratchet strap tighten and fill then re insert valves
     
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    Lighter fluid :D

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  6. MattK

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    yeah cheetah or ratchet strap.

    ive used either of them when the other has failed. just remember if you use a ratchet strap that tire cirumference increases siginificantly when there is even the slightest amount of pressure.

    learned that the hard way with a cheapo ratchet strap and a good bruise on the thigh.
     
  7. 91k2500

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    Its not that they can't get the bead seated. They can't get the bead onto the rim. You know how there is that arm that spins around and pushes the bead onto the rim? They said it got about 3/4 of the way around and just stopped. Doesn't have enough force. We think it might be that these tires are kinda old, so they are probably a bit stiff.
     
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    well it is called using lube and i always sorta flex the sidewall to kinda move it freely
     
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    word, maybe you should find another shop. if they cant do a 42, i dunno how they would ever be able to do custom low profile tires or heavy load tires.
     
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    Find a shop that can do Semi-trucks. I had a hard time getting my 40"s mounted for the same reason. Several shops wouldn't even touch them. A shop endedup doing them by hand.
     
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    i distmount and mount my tires at work all the time granted i am good at lo pros and stuff but yeah find a new shop i dunno how the managed 44's but i smeel shiot
     
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    Mount them yourself....

    Us rednecks in these parts don't have the cash to spend for a tire shop to mount. Some soap, prybars, air and a strap is all you need.;)
     
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    Just mount 'em yourself. Ratchet strap and some cajones is all you need mang. :p:
     
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    :bow: :bow: :bow: :waytogo: :waytogo:
     
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    .......spray ether. waaaaay better.



    I call that shop bull**** too. I did my 42's a bunch of times in the back yard with 2 prybars, WD40, can of ether, and an air hose.
     
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    Is there a 4 wheel whore house around? They can do it. I know the Big O tires here has a machine that mounted my 42s like butter.
     
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    Ok need to state the obvious here.


    They're not trying to put a 15 tire on a 16 or 16.5 rim 'eh?
     
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    alright well they got them on, turns out they were tryin to put them on the side with the safety bead and thats why it wasnt workin:doah: . they tried it the other way and they went right on.:D

    i should have them on the truck this weekend, ill post somme pics when i do.
     
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