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    Default Fun at the tire shop today...

    Went to get some NT01's mounted at my local shop here in Stana ana, these guys get used tires from Germany and STUFF the tires together for shipment to save space on the ship. But the effects of the tire stuffing makes the tire not want to create a bead when remounted. Solution see below....

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    The Cheetah. That is how the stretched tires get installed on the slammed cars.

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    I recommend buying new tires and having them mounted at a competent tire shop where such measures are not required . . .
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    Richard, hold on to your pants. The "Cheetah" is a know professional tool.
    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    Seems that one needs a particular neck color to use one, but it looks pretty effective.

    The AIM guys at Sonoma could have used one when they were trying to mount my trailer tire - it was squished from storage and took them almost all weekend. They eventually got it by putting a ratcheting strap around the tread, which pushed the bead outwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flink View Post
    Seems that one needs a particular neck color to use one, but it looks pretty effective.
    No this is the color you speak of. Actually it works! I have used it in a pinch and the offroad guys do it all the time in the dirt. So far I have stopped using the starting fluid trick and instead leave the tire out in the hot sun. That relaxes and softens the tire and bead and makes it way easier to seat.

    Redneck Tire Mounting - YouTube

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