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I found some tires online and just wondering if this is something I can do myself in my shop. I have some small tire irons and could make what I needed in my shop. Or is it an impossible job, take to tire shop? Yes they are tubeless, six ply.
 

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I do all my tire removing and mounting at home, no need for a tire shop, waste of money.
 

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I mount and dismount most of my tires at home, I’d they are on steel wheels or factory aluminum I don’t mind doing it, fancy aftermarket wheels if sooner take it to a shop because doing it at home your likely to scratch up the lip of the wheel. It’s only about $50 to have the dealer do 4 wheels.


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Tire mounting is easy, unmounting the old, not so much. Mounting you can do easy, sometimes without tire irons. Unmounting you will need a bead breaker, or some other DIY method.

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I use my truck to break the tire beads. I just line my front tire up, drive up and around the inner bead, pop..down it goes..lol.
 

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Y'all should get a kick out of how i did my first set, lol home made loading ramp and a swb two wheel drive toyota, drove it up on the loading ramp which i placed right at the bead seal, n drove the truck up the ramp, and sat on the hood with a cold one, and waited , give or take five mins for each one.
Used to ^^^ lol when i need to now i fire up that 35 ton hydraulic wood splitter even use that beast to press apart certain types of bearings lol!
 

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bought an old homemade for $200.oo. it came with a good motor. some of the hydroloc lines need replacement. i tested the pump with my 14volt cordless drill. it didnt have enough juice to split a log, but it give it a try.
now i am way more motivated, to continue, with updating the splitter. :grin
 

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5 bucks a tire they charge here at wally world
best 20 bucks I can spend if I need tires put on IMO LOL

and many times on things like l;awn mower or small trailer tires, I have BOUGHT them at wally world online, picked up at store, and they mounted tires for FREE for me

have one sitting on my bench right now heading to wally world next week when I have time!

I ain;t doing all that work to save 5 bucks, HECK even 40 to install a full set is cheap to me, no damage to wheels, knuckles the likes
changed enough tires when I was younger the hard way
BS on that now I say LOL
 

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Yeah, what I found out is they charge for for mounting even if you purchased from them.

So do all Walmarts change just $5 to mount? I will find someone to mount.

Are the Kenda Bear Claw tires a decent all around tire? I see Dennis Kirk has them on sale.
 

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Yeah, what I found out is they charge for for mounting even if you purchased from them.

So do all Walmarts change just $5 to mount? I will find someone to mount.

Are the Kenda Bear Claw tires a decent all around tire? I see Dennis Kirk has them on sale.
I have NO clue if its a set fee across ALL walmarts or not, but it is what they charge here
and honestly, the last tires I ordered thru them for a riding mower, they DID install for free
I didn;t expect it, but the manager in auto shop, said, I'll throw them on for you and gave em back to me and said have a great day!
and this wasn't the first time they did so for me over the yrs(different wally worlds too)
now these were NOT BIG tires, just small lawn mower tires and trailer tires!
 

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Well I wasn't first, but this is how I do it


Use a 5 gallon bucket upside down, place the rim on it, lube the tire and you can push and twist the lower bead by hand, I use 3 tire tools from amazon for $15 and like a bike tire walk it around. NOW heres the real trick, first tire iron came over the rim, pushing the tire down and that part of the tire beed let it set into the deepest part of the rim, not just below the lip but where the rim dip inward towards center, this allows the tire to reach farther on the opposite side and not tear the bead. I have even needed to mount wheels upside down it the offset is to positive or negitive .

Just pay attention to where the bead rest, and if its to hard to cam over the rim with a tool, than put youe kneed on the tire and push it down farther into that dip/dished area.

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So are the Kenda K299 Bear Claw tires and good? There has to be a Search function on here??
 

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So are the Kenda K299 Bear Claw tires and good? There has to be a Search function on here??
So got the Kenda Bear Claws and a couple were really distorted in the packaging. Big problem even with the HF large tire changer I could not break the bead on the one rim I tried!! Took to my local ATC, lawn mower, tractor place to be mounted. Oh well.
 

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So are the Kenda K299 Bear Claw tires and good? There has to be a Search function on here??
Look to the top right under welcome wmgeorge you'll see log out , quick links , then search click that :)
 

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So are the Kenda K299 Bear Claw tires and good? There has to be a Search function on here??
Look to the top right under welcome wmgeorge you'll see log out , quick links , then search click that :)
Yeah! Could not be any bigger!

My attempt at mounting. I welded the shoe on the bottom of the changer and C clamped to the extension I welded up from a old hitch and some 3 inch square tubing I had in my metal pile. I could not break the bead on the tire I tried. I love the way the Forum rotates some of the pictures. Took me three trys to get it the right way up!!
 

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So are the Kenda K299 Bear Claw tires and good? There has to be a Search function on here??
Look to the top right under welcome wmgeorge you'll see log out , quick links , then search click that :)
Yeah! Could not be any bigger!

My attempt at mounting. I welded the shoe on the bottom of the changer and C clamped to the extension I welded up from a old hitch and some 3 inch square tubing I had in my metal pile. I could not break the bead on the tire I tried. I love the way the Forum rotates some of the pictures. Took me three trys to get it the right way up!!
if you are using a smart phone to take pics ?, make sure the home button, and pic button is always on the right side as you are holding the phone sideways, this site is too damn dumb to figure out which way we hold our '' stupid '' phones..lol.
 

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Another thing to think about is what are you going to do with the old tires you pull off? I change a lot of my own ATV tires, but then have to take them to a tire shop to get rid of the old ones. I found a place that charges me $12 to take four tires; thing is he doesn't care if they are on the rims or not. So for $12 he will dismount and dispose of a set of tires. I then mount my new tires. I can get cheaper prices on tires ordering online than through any local shops.
 
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