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 Post subject: Tire beads
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:54 pm 
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The wheels/tires that I just picked up from Ethan have two bad beads that I need repaired. One tire has no back bead attached and the other is still attached, but I need to get it resealed since it leaks. I called America's Tire and they said they could fix it for free, but once I got there they said they wouldn't touch them since the tires are over 10 years old. I gave a call to HM that said they would do it as long as they weren't actually on a car, but for $32 :shock: (more than I paid for the wheels).

I'm going to give Les Schwab a call in the morning and tell them I'm using the tires to hold up a dead car in my garage and see what they'll do. Any other ideas to try?

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 Post subject: Re: Tire beads
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:39 pm 
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lol...If you think les schwab will help you good luck...They are worse then americas tire..

you need a mom and pop place to help you


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 Post subject: Re: Tire beads
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:49 pm 
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You can seat them at home. If no one is watching.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97wlDv5M ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vboJDpXU5ng&NR=1

Or if you like safe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiHGEe1sdBw
The ratchet strap is used in the center of the tire to force the bead up against the wheel. Just make sure to let ALL the air out before trying to release tension on the strap after seating the bead. I get to do this a lot with our riding mowers.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire beads
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:17 pm 
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as said on fb call eli.... or come by and i think my compressor should make enough to seat them

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 Post subject: Re: Tire beads
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:23 pm 
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Byte1032 wrote:
as said on fb call eli.... or come by and i think my compressor should make enough to seat them



Hmm. I'll try Eli first...anyone care to share his contact info with me?

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 Post subject: Re: Tire beads
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Tire Factory came to my rescue. For $10 each wheel they pull the tires, wire wheel the inside of the wheel, remount and seal the tire. Now I just need to pick them up tomorrow and get them on the car.

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