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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2011, 2:43 pm Thread Starter
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mounting car tires

I have a set of car snow tires on alloy wheels, and summer tires on steel wheels. I'd like to swap them between wheels. I thought of swapping them myself, and then having them balanced at a shop when I'm in.

I've done ME880s on the K-bike. Looking at a couple of YouTube videos of changing tires on car wheels... it looks to be easier than motorcycle wheels(?). Any thoughts on difficulty? Or what size of air compressor tank is needed to seat the bead?
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Verdict is: 14-inch car tires are much easier than K-bike tires... if you take the tires off the correct side (I fought with the first tire, then realized my mistake). I did 8 dismounts and 8 mounts this afternoon (swapping 4 tires between sets of wheels), using three MotionPro 16" tire irons. But even the shorter 8" worked fine most of the time.

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