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jhon hollomon
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 468
posted June 08, 2003 08:07 PM  
I'm having a heck of a time trying to get a d-55 88 hoosier to seat on the front bead of a 10 inch wide basset wheel. The wheel has a rolled lip around the inside of the bead. I have put at least 50 lbs in it to try to get it to seat but it won't. All but about a four inch spot will though. The tire says to not go over 40 lbs to seat beads and I don't want to blow it up. Any suggestions?

autoshop
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posted June 08, 2003 08:20 PM  
go to your local tire shop and ask for some Murphy's tire mounting soap. It looks like yellow vasaline, You mix it with water to a thick soup. do not let it fall on the floor ,it's slippery that snot and you'll fall on your a**. Soap up both the tire and the wheel.

jhon hollomon
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posted June 08, 2003 09:56 PM  
I tried using some regulsr axle grease but it didn't work. Does that stuff work any differently?

rocket36
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posted June 09, 2003 02:49 AM  
any kind of soap/detergent should be adequate. definitely don't go over the max recommended pressure (they put that warning on there for a reason, and they found out the hard way) Most good tires that I have seated on good wheels usually go on between 20psi & 30psi. If its the same place on the rim that it keeps getting stuck on, you may have a problem with the wheel. Pull the tire back off and dress the problem area up with a die grinder, file, or emry cloth. If you still can't get it on, take it to your local tire fitting shop and get them to try (they can also put it in a safety cage when they start using near maximum pressure) If they fit truck tires regularly, they should have a tool which looks like a circular spray bay which can inject maximum pressure around the rim in a burst. These work great.
Hope you succeed.

jhon hollomon
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posted June 09, 2003 10:13 AM  
Thanks for that idea. I may have to try that.

GO 24
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posted June 09, 2003 11:41 AM  
We lube the tires up with baby lotion, fill to 30psi and if they still stick bounce them a few times up & down on the concrete.

jhon hollomon
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posted June 09, 2003 01:06 PM  
Well, with grease on the rim and tire and with I don't know how much pressure in it I did try bouncing it pretty hard but it just wouldn't go. The wheel had an EC-2 on it before so it shouldn't be the rim and the tire came off of a late model with 12 inch wide rims.

autoshop
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posted June 09, 2003 03:05 PM  
Murphy's is made just to mount tires and nothing else. Axle grease will wipe off as the tire is inflated where the tire soap will not.Try it...

jhon hollomon
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posted June 09, 2003 04:25 PM  
I think i'm gonna take it to a plac here in town that does truck tires like rocket36 suggested. They will probably have some of that soap I would reckon.

Ells949
Dirt Full Roller

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posted June 09, 2003 09:33 PM  
Is 10 inch wheel width a little narrow for a D55?

jhon hollomon
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posted June 10, 2003 10:33 AM  
The track I run only allows 10 inch wide wheels. Everybody is on d-55s. They will allow EC-2s also. Another track I run sometimes has a 10 inch wheel rule and will only let you run hoosiers.

jhon hollomon
Dirt Freak

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posted June 10, 2003 01:00 PM  
Also, I had no trouble mounting a 90 and a 92 on the same kind of wheel.

GRT88d
Dirt Roller

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posted June 14, 2003 04:59 AM  
Make sure the valve core is ooout of the stem

Donnie Ross
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posted July 21, 2003 09:32 PM  
clean the grease off my brother helped me once by mounting a tire used grease to help it slide on it slid off as easy as it went on last lap of a heat man that wall hurt. and even though I hit real hard it didnt feel a thing, point is tire lube will evaporate once tire is mounted petroleum products wont and deteriate rubber making for a dangerous situation.

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