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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    Roger that, thanks. Iíve watched your video about twenty times to try and capture all the subtleties.


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    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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    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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    Thatís a great idea, I used some clamps to hold the bead on mine when I was doing them. The Maxxis Razrs also have that issue where the bead just pops off when youíre almost done


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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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    Great to know, not sure I would have thought of that one. Thanks.


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    LMAO. I did the same thing when mounting mine except I used some old shock rubber bushings so it didnít unnecessary scratch the rim. I also found with mounting the Cooper tires you canít start trying to get it set at too much of an angle. If you do all the thumping, jumping, cursing and tears wonít get it on. The flatter the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weebz View Post
    LMAO. I did the same thing when mounting mine except I used some old shock rubber bushings so it didnít unnecessary scratch the rim. I also found with mounting the Cooper tires you canít start trying to get it set at too much of an angle. If you do all the thumping, jumping, cursing and tears wonít get it on. The flatter the better
    Roger that, the flatter the better. I haven't tried tears yet but that could be next. I picked up some Ruglyde Lub today, I'll give that a try in a bit. Reinforcements are on the way too.

    What would be wrong with using the Hi lift between the bumper and the tire to force it down over the wheel? Put the wheel on the ground and push the tire down over it. Sort of the opposite of using the jack to break the bead. If you used it against a 4x4 laid across the tire it might work. Anyone ever try that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    What would be wrong with using the Hi lift between the bumper and the tire to force it down over the wheel? Put the wheel on the ground and push the tire down over it. Sort of the opposite of using the jack to break the bead. If you used it against a 4x4 laid across the tire it might work. Anyone ever try that?
    For the record that doesnít work, we tried it and the tire just collapsed, tried turning it over and pushing down on the wheel too. Same thing, the tire collapses before the wheel pops in. On to plan C.


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    Sometimes things need a hammer.

    A dead blow hammer may help, and the soft face won't mar up the wheel on the misses.

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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...

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