Tire mounting from hell.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by Max Archer, May 17, 2014.

  1. Max Archer

    Max Archer Member

    Am I the only one here who has tried to mount their own tires on the stock rims? These things are ridiculous, getting the bead to pop is borderline impossible. Myself and three experienced techs have tried and we only managed to successfully mount one tire, even going with scary levels of pressure haven't done the trick, and we've broken two TPMS sensors too.

    Aftermarket wheels are definitely gonna have to come with the next set of tires.
     
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  3. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

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  4. Karl Kutchi

    Karl Kutchi New Member

  5. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    FWIW,I had four stock tires changed to all-season Michelins at a local Discount Tire store shortly after I bought my ST. The techs didn't comment about any difficulty and they were pretty quick, so I don't think they had any trouble.

    I watched a video of that bead seater in action, and that's pretty impressive!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2014
  6. Max Archer

    Max Archer Member

    Our tire machine has a bead seater and it didn't really help. I think it's just a bad combo of ruin and tire. (Azenis 615K)

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  7. Karl Kutchi

    Karl Kutchi New Member

    We always fought anything under 50 aspect ratio. plenty of tire lube and the cheetah took care of it. alternatively, a ratchet strap around the circumference of the tire occasionally works with scary pressure. be sure to use a inflation cage for safety's sake
     
  8. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I had my re50's removed and remounted with zero problems.

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  9. Max Archer

    Max Archer Member

    The ratchet strap is an interesting idea. We don't have a cage, which is part of what makes things difficult.

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  10. Karl Kutchi

    Karl Kutchi New Member

    remember, that if something lets go, it's more shrapnel, literally
     
  11. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I had tires swapped out on the Fiesta Movement ST last summer and it took hours to get it done and all the wheels were damaged at the dealership. They really struggled with them.
     

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