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can anyone mount tires?

can anyone that works or lives near me mount tires? ive ben going around asking for qoutes for mounting tires onto rims and most wont because i didnt buy from the.
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I can but i'm in Pittsburgh, Pa
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You can do it yourself.

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i'd drive around with $40 or so in cash in your pocket.

I got my pair of Nittos mounted to my 'Cuda wheels, and balanced for $20. I bet it bought lunch for the guys that were at the shop, doesn't matter to me...if you find the right shop where 'the boss' isn't there..i bet they'll do it.
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ya i guess il keep looking
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pry bars, balance beads, carb cleaner and a match..HOLLA!
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i can do it, but it aint worth the drive
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yup pry bar and good ole ether and a match...then jus take them and get them balanced...what i did to mine when i got them
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when i lived in columbus, Ive had discount tire, ford dealer, and NTB mount up tires before
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I've had a couple little shops like Midas mount tires for me before, never had an issue.
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you can do it yourself its balanceing tha you cant really do. bj's balnaces tires for like 20 bucks.
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If you want to drive to Lima I can. I work at a Chrysler dealership and can do it after work. It is quite a drive though.

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how can u do it urself u said pry bars and a match? wat the hells the match for? and wheres lima at?
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how can u do it urself u said pry bars and a match? wat the hells the match for? and wheres lima at?
The match is to seal the bead I think, the hot air sucks the bead in or something like that. I remember seeing it once, it was pretty cool.
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To seat the bead you spray ether around the inside of the tire, then throw a match toward it and the ether ignites, blowing the bead out. Safe? Some people do it all the time, I wouldn't. Lima, OH is about 90 miles North on 75.

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The match is to seal the bead I think, the hot air sucks the bead in or something like that. I remember seeing it once, it was pretty cool.
it creates a small explosion in the tire causing the bead to set. we do it all the time at work for the mowers
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just go to a tire shop
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YOUTUBE it look for mounting tires
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YOUTUBE it look for mounting tires
Haha thats what I did this afternoon. I might go down to harbor freight and grab one of there tire changers to mess around with.
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Just take it somewhere. Its really easy to mess up and break the bead and the $50 to mount and balence will be cheaper then buying a new tire becasue you broke the bead. As a tire tech for Costco I wouldnt advise doing it yourself. I would take them to walmart, its around $50 for them to do it.

Oh and never use ether and a match to mount a bead. You can damage the tire.
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Of course you wouldn't advise it, then you would be out of a job lol
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i can

but i dont have the tools, nor are you anywhere near me

i'm with the pry bar, aresol and a match method, i've seen it done on the trail many times
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Of course you wouldn't advise it, then you would be out of a job lol
eh thats the least of my worries as for loosing my job.

Personally I dont care, but I wouldnt advise it because I wouldnt want risk damaging the tire and having to buy a new one because I fukced up.
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