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    I could not find a local tire place to install the bead lock wheels. I did find one that would mount them and let me put the ring on. Even with a tire machine it was a pain. They charged me 60 dollars and it took about two hours. With two guys helping me. They earned their money. I brought them back a pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wibornz View Post
    I could not find a local tire place to install the bead lock wheels. I did find one that would mount them and let me put the ring on. Even with a tire machine it was a pain. They charged me 60 dollars and it took about two hours. With two guys helping me. They earned their money. I brought them back a pizza.

    Did they get the front bead pushed down into position for that amount? If so i would guess $60 would be reasonable, it took me two days to do all five of mine but it was honestly about two hours for the first one and an hour & 15 min for each of the others. And a stoved up back after being hunched over all that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiscoHR View Post
    Getting the wheels into the Coopers is definitely a pain in the ass. The other issue I ran in to was getting the bead to stay against the lip on the front of the bead lock to mount the ring. Every time I would get to the end the other side would pop up. Here is the trick I used for that. Lightly tighten some 2 inch washers down as you go around the bead. It saved me a lot of time with mine.

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    this is genius. that was the hardest part for me. getting the last part to set and slip back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalSgt View Post
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    Be sure that you are mounting a 17" tire on a 17" rim, they could have shipped you one different.

    Also make sure the bead of the tire gets pushed into the drop center when mounting, if not you may never get it on. Always mount the tire from the side of the rim closest to the drop center. Two others have said this in different ways but I figured a picture might help.

    We used to use tire spoons with nylon covers when working aluminum wheels in the tire shop I worked at as a kid, I looked on amazon & couldn't find anything except little tiny ones used on bicycle wheels. But if you can find something that can be used as a spoon or lever that won't mar, ding, or gouge your new rims you could get it started then work the bead down with spoons taking small bites each time... if that makes sense...
    Roger that, I double checked the measurements and I have the correct wheels and tires. Thanks for the drawing, Iím headed in the right direction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CalSgt View Post
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    Be sure that you are mounting a 17" tire on a 17" rim, they could have shipped you one different.

    Also make sure the bead of the tire gets pushed into the drop center when mounting, if not you may never get it on. Always mount the tire from the side of the rim closest to the drop center. Two others have said this in different ways but I figured a picture might help.

    We used to use tire spoons with nylon covers when working aluminum wheels in the tire shop I worked at as a kid, I looked on amazon & couldn't find anything except little tiny ones used on bicycle wheels. But if you can find something that can be used as a spoon or lever that won't mar, ding, or gouge your new rims you could get it started then work the bead down with spoons taking small bites each time... if that makes sense...
    These are beadlocks so they are a little different. They can only go into the tire one way. Heading over there tomorrow night to help out. You just gotta brute force them on.


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