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whiskeymakin

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Am i the lucky one or does everybody else fight the tire bead to get around the lip on the lock side?
As i work the bead around with flat head screw drivers it just doenst come close to fitting up.
Am i going to have to trim the bead down?
 

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FlatlandFSJ

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Never had a real issue putting them together, that lip was a TIGHT fit in new 43 stickies tho. I ended up using a rubber mallet to pop it around to where it would sit down around it flush. Those look like some older TSL swampers tho so they maybe funky around the bead
 

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I don't have any experience with kmc but I usually smack it in with a rubber mallet while I stand on any spots it's already seated. Also, might be able to get the ring on a little bit to keep pressure while you poke the bead into place from the side. Soapy water helps too.
 

whiskeymakin

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They are some 44x17 boggers not sure how old they are. I dont think the r17 bogger has been made for too long?
 

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A little late, but I’ve had this problem. I used large, fairly thin washers and the bead lock bolts to keep the bead from popping over, and kinda work my way around the bead until I got the entire bead over the beadlock ring surface. Then it stayed down if that makes sense. Had to do it to all 4 wheels and tires. I had mounted 2 other sets of beadlock wheels and tires and didn’t have the issue until this last set.
 

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redneckengineered

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Pretty sure it's a KMC thing @wizzo was having this issue not long ago mounting a set of tires for a customer. I suggested heated the bead with a heat gun and I think that helped but the pic above with the washers is a good idea.
 

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A little late, but I’ve had this problem. I used large, fairly thin washers and the bead lock bolts to keep the bead from popping over, and kinda work my way around the bead until I got the entire bead over the beadlock ring surface. Then it stayed down if that makes sense. Had to do it to all 4 wheels and tires. I had mounted 2 other sets of beadlock wheels and tires and didn’t have the issue until this last set.
That's a pretty great idea actually
 

Bigjimmy82

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Haha, I think it’s a tire/wheel combo thing. Had same issue with Yokohama Xm/t on method 105’s. Great minds think alike, I came up with small sections of angle iron, not sure why but I thought washers would be too weak. It was still a two man job.
 

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whiskeymakin

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I tried lots of the same tricks yall are showing...no luck. Its got a loooong way to go. This really sucks
Circled the 2 maybe 3 problem areas
1. Bead
2. Made in india lol
3. Made in china wheels
 

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TBItoy

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are those the india "blem" boggers that are supposed to be for some sort of agricultural equipment or something? (so goes internet lore)
 

whiskeymakin

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Ive never heard of the ag boggers before, but a 17 is a 17 right? Im pretty sure a member here had them before i ended up with them. They used to be mounted on racelines as far as i can remember
 

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paradisepwoffrd

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Ive never heard of the ag boggers before, but a 17 is a 17 right? Im pretty sure a member here had them before i ended up with them. They used to be mounted on racelines as far as i can remember
I cant speak to the boggers, but I had a set of overseas blem/AG 30" TSLs and they required double beadlocks because the bead was too big to stay on a standard 15" wheel bead.

There are a number of folks who have ran those boggers, so they should fit. Also not sure if some wheels have different lip diameters for the beadlocks.
 

red94yj

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Let em soak in the sun if possible. Our shop has trouble getting certain spec corvette tires on the factory wheels. Threw them in the powder coat oven for a minute not two and they went on a little easier...
 

hokie_yj

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I had this issue recently with 1 out of my 5 40” Treps mounting them on Method 105 beadlocks. 4 of them that I took off my old wheels mounted up easily, but the 5th tire was a spare that hadn’t been mounted in a long time and had been sitting upright in the shop for a few years. I think that had caused the bead to be a little out of round. The bolt and washer trick worked for me after fighting with it for way too long.
 

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