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Bobbo

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Posted: 01/16/21 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A strap around the center of the tire with a ratcheting clamp will seat the bead without using air.


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Posted: 01/16/21 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bobby I call B S on that!

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Bobbo wrote:

A strap around the center of the tire with a ratcheting clamp will seat the bead without using air.

This does work, except you gotta put some air in it to hold the beads.
I have used a ratchet strap many times putting a tire back on a rim when just air won't seat the bead.

I have also tied a piece of rope around the tire, insert a tire iron, a flex bar or similar into the rope, making a twist, and then rotate it several times to tighten the rope around the tire. Then hit it with the air chuck.
Another trick is to take the valve core out so the air gets in there faster.

It works!

I used to do all my own tire work a lot of years ago.


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Can of starting fluid works better than strap, but likely to send old women screaming and waving hands.

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Diamond c wrote:

Bobby I call B S on that!

Your refusal to believe does not make it false. Try it sometime.

I agree with the follow on post that says once the ratchet strap has the bead seated, you must put in some air before removing the strap.

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Can of starting fluid works better than strap, but likely to send old women screaming and waving hands.

I've seen that done too, but wasn't about to recommend it.

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valhalla360 wrote:

.... For starters, I would stop buying antique tires built up with multiple cotton plys. [emoticon] .....


I'm pretty sure only a few people got that joke!


This reader did...

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JRscooby wrote:

Can of starting fluid works better than strap, but likely to send old women screaming and waving hands.

LOL..I watch my area truck tire dealer re mount a 18.4-38" tractor tire with two cans of staring fluid. Big flash bang and seats the beads instantly.

I've used the ratchet strap method ...but you gotta' let them loose when the beads seat.


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For the naysayers who run in circles and wave their hands in the air saying the tire is ruined, etc, etc, the OP stated it was a Utility trailer, which could be ANYTHING from a Harbor Freight 4x8 kit trailer on up. My utility is a kinda typically sized 5x10, angle iron frame with wood floor. Oddly it has 15 inch wheels on it and so I have used an old (unused) spare from the travel trailer, and one tire from off the axle (when I replaced them) and installed both on the utility trailer in place of the 20 year old tires on it. It never goes far or fast and so an older tire is of no consequence on it.

A lightweight empty trailer will not destroy a tire if the tire goes flat. Now if it was towed that way, thats another story, but sitting, no problems that I see.

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If you don't use metal valve stems then use the shortest valve stems you can find. Long valve stems may get damaged from the curb or a rock.


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Bobbo wrote:

Diamond c wrote:

Bobby I call B S on that!

Your refusal to believe does not make it false. Try it sometime.

I agree with the follow on post that says once the ratchet strap has the bead seated, you must put in some air before removing the strap.


Your definition of "seating" the bead differs from what is commonly accepted.

A bead is considered seated when it is pushed out tight against the outermost ridge of the rim, all the way around, on both sides.

There is no way for a strap to achieve that. A strap will push the tire's bead out to the step on the rim, cutting off airflow so you can inflate the tire and seat the bead, but it does not in and of itself "seat" the bead.

By the way, I did not have any issue seating the bead. All I had to do was lift up slightly on the tire and apply air.


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