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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    That was my only concern with these wheels. What tires are you running? Did you have to use the spacers between the wheel and ring?
    I'm running 37-13.50 STT Pros. I got them mounted without spacers, but I probably should have went with the spacers. The bead is really thick on these tires.
    It took a lot of times around to get them torqued, and when they were finally there, the ring has a slight deflection. It is touching the wheel, but it seems to be concave. Not hardly enough to tell, but I'm sure the spacer would have made it sit better.

    The picture don't really show it well. I could not find an angle that would show any better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    I'm running 37-13.50 STT Pros. I got them mounted without spacers, but I probably should have went with the spacers. The bead is really thick on these tires.
    It took a lot of times around to get them torqued, and when they were finally there, the ring has a slight deflection. It is touching the wheel, but it seems to be concave. Not hardly enough to tell, but I'm sure the spacer would have made it sit better.

    The picture don't really show it well. I could not find an angle that would show any better.
    That's great, thank you. How was it getting the bead of the Coopers over the wheel lip? It was a mother when I mounted them on the Chamber Pros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    That's great, thank you. How was it getting the bead of the Coopers over the wheel lip? It was a mother when I mounted them on the Chamber Pros.
    Having mounted three sets of the Coopers so far I can say I have had mixed results. My first set was pretty easy getting them on my slabs. The second set was a bitch like you have noted and the third set wasn’t bad. I feel like it really depends on the cast you get. Obviously the rim will have its own challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    That's great, thank you. How was it getting the bead of the Coopers over the wheel lip? It was a mother when I mounted them on the Chamber Pros.
    They went on ok. Not easy, but with lube, and patience they went on.

    I put the wheel on a bucket, and I used some of the old beadlock bolts along with fender washers to hold it on. I think I used 4 or 5 bolts with washers. Start on one side and work it around. The washers will hold the bead in place until the whole thing is on. Once it is all on and tapped down into place with a dead blow hammer, pull the bolts and put the ring on.

    I did all 5 in 4 or 5 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    They went on ok. Not easy, but with lube, and patience they went on.

    I put the wheel on a bucket, and I used some of the old beadlock bolts along with fender washers to hold it on. I think I used 4 or 5 bolts with washers. Start on one side and work it around. The washers will hold the bead in place until the whole thing is on. Once it is all on and tapped down into place with a dead blow hammer, pull the bolts and put the ring on.

    I did all 5 in 4 or 5 hours.
    Yeah, I can't wait. I'll have to try the fender washer trick. I think I may spring for the spacers & try them on one wheel first to see how they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Yeah, I can't wait. I'll have to try the fender washer trick. I think I may spring for the spacers & try them on one wheel first to see how they work.
    I would have tried the spacers had I known in advance. Once I was committed, it was too late to change my mind.

    Here is a picture of them being mounted so you can see how the washers work. They don't need much of a bite, just enough to keep that part of the bead from jumping up while working the next part down.

    You can also see how thick the bead is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    I would have tried the spacers had I known in advance. Once I was committed, it was too late to change my mind.

    Here is a picture of them being mounted so you can see how the washers work. They don't need much of a bite, just enough to keep that part of the bead from jumping up while working the next part down.

    You can also see how thick the bead is.
    Thanks - that's perfect. When I mounted my set I put the ring on and looked at the size of that gap and thought there's no way in hell it's gonna squeeze enough to touch that wheel.
    Sure enough it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Yeah, I can't wait. I'll have to try the fender washer trick. I think I may spring for the spacers & try them on one wheel first to see how they work.
    This worked great for mounting my used 35s
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    This worked great for mounting my used 35s
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    That's so awesome! She probably had a blast doing that too. My Jeep helper is away at college
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    This worked great for mounting my used 35s
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    That’s a great picture of Em helping out!


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