I went to have a set of 4, 25" mud wolf's mounted on my stock 12x7 rims'
at automotive tire store, he can not get the tires to bead on the rim?, says max pressure is 35psi, he went to 40, but still did not bead? any tricks, please help
they should seat. Are the rims a little dirty? take a steel brush and clean the inside of the rim bead real good, tell them to put soapy water or even some lithium grease along the bead of the tire... it should seat then.
the rims are my stock alumium rims, he just tried one rear tire, I didn't see
the inside of rim, after stock tire was off, does anybody know if he can use more air pressure?, also would grease hurt the tire, I thought I read
oil or grease was bad for tires? thanks
Use as much pressure as it takes to get them to seat. They will seat. No grease will not hurt the tire. Your not putting it everywhere, just a little tiny bit around the bead of the tire will make it seat. I dont mean axle grease, just some thin lithium grease, vasaline, "lithium jelly" haha... soapy water will work too. Do you have your rims w/ you at home? if so go look at them, clean the inside of the bead if it needs to be cleaned. also, make sure they take the valve stem valve OUT, just like on a car tire, to seat it.
tell him put them on or you'll take them somewhere else that can.. haha... The 1 only problem I've Ever had getting ATV tires to seat, was where the inside bead of the rim was a little dirty. Cleaned them w/ a wire brush, tires seated right up.
Till they pop, but be carefull. If done properly, they should pop before well before 35lbs. Probably due to lack of lube (we've all heard that before). Using a proper rubber lubricant, around the entire tire, both sides, they should seat before 35 lbs.
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