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might be putting this into practice in the next couple weeks, thanks!
One question though... Where do you pick your 31's up at, a business or do you have a buddy? I'm gonna need some for inspection here soon, probably, and was wondering if I should go get some from a local place or try and see if the guy I got my spare from has more.
1990 F150 XLT Lariat 4x4 302 Short Bed Leveling Kit 2" Body Lift
Pair of blue jeans, boots, my truck and my guitar... I got all I need.
To keep from scratching the time, lay it on scrap carpet. And you can find tire spoons more readily now, they are much stronger then screwdriver, and you don't worry about bending your screwdrivers. I took some scrap metal and pipe, to make my own bead breaker, works good. I only use it on smaller stuff or to patch a hole. If I need a full set, I go to the shop. And contrary to some beliefs, balancing is important. If the guy balancing uses a lot if weights tell him to break the bead and spun the tire 1/4 turn in the rim and rebalance. I've had semi tires balanced out with no weight.
Nice write up. Like the video showed on the first page, using ether works. I have used it on semi tires before. Spray the ether, throw a match in and step back. Once it explodes just quickly fill the tire with air to make sure the bead is seated.
you're a passable motorcycle tire mounter how much different is the level of effort on the rims off a f150
Motorcycle tires are a lot more flexible than car/truck tires so they are a lot easier to change. Easier to get off and on the rims. car truck tires are a lot more physical beasts but you can do it with time and maybe some help.
Many cycle tires use tubes so be careful and don't pinch the tube while changing the tire Been there and did it.....Pinched the %$@#& in tube that is. Oh well, just take your time and be careful.
PS I suppose that some of the super bike tires are identical to car truck tires. May even be harder to change.