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Old 09-28-2011, 07:26 PM   #16
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I finally mounted the 4 tires. There's a sweet spot you got to hit with the crowbar then it goes on "easy". Right now I have a spare tire at the back. Would it be OK to put 2 winter tires at the back and 2 summer at the front? One of my winter tire has a flat LOL. That's what happens when you build stuff in your driveway. Both tires had a screw in them!!!!

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:33 AM   #17
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Would it be OK to put 2 winter tires at the back and 2 summer at the front?
It is not recommended, but then again, I have done lots of things over the years that was not recommended. Don't know what the harm would be, but as I run all seasons all year, never tried this.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:51 AM   #18
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I have a Protege 1998. Nothing fancy here. Now I'm debating if I should just get those tires put on rims by a garage. I tried another one earlier and I just can't mount it!!!!

Get them mounted at a garage and spin balance them. For the record, you are mounting them on wheels. The rim is the outside edge of the wheel.
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yes, BMWs have some odd tires, Nissan 300 has wider rear and narrower front, Porsches are same. many cars have 2 prs of tires that can not be rotated back to front. His question was - does a tire have a side he should be worried about mounting it? no, if it's a regular tire with uniform symmetrical pattern. now we have all the scientific discussion....
An additional complication on the 300zx, while only the twin turbo has the wider tires in the rear, all of them have specific wheels per side to allow for brake cooling. So, in order to rotate the tires at all on the TT, the tires have to be dismounted, remounted on the correct wheel for that side. Most go to aftermarket wheels, wider tires and eliminate the stagger.
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What's the best way to fix a flat tire? I tried the water and soap but I can't see any bubbles. The thing is I can't even inflate the tire. I had the compressor running for almost 20 minutes and nothing happened!!!!
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It sound like the bead isn't sealing. Have you tried to put a ratchet strap around the center of the tire to bow out the edges?
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Yes I did the strap trick.
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They sell bead sealer which is like a black glue. It's messy, but may help.
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Would a tire fully inflate even if it's puncture?
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An additional complication on the 300zx, while only the twin turbo has the wider tires in the rear, all of them have specific wheels per side to allow for brake cooling. So, in order to rotate the tires at all on the TT, the tires have to be dismounted, remounted on the correct wheel for that side. Most go to aftermarket wheels, wider tires and eliminate the stagger.

and they had for several yrs issue with rear end tires chewed up very fast, and that was shy of $500 replacement.

funny thing. Smart car has different size front and rear.
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Would a tire fully inflate even if it's puncture?
yes.
also, it depends on your compressor. you need a lot of CFMs to be put into your tire in a heartbeat. most home compressors do not have the air flow. I have 90 gall at work and it won't do it. You need a blower to set it.

Take it to tire shop, finally?
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also, it depends on your compressor. you need a lot of CFMs to be put into your tire in a heartbeat. most home compressors do not have the air flow. I have 90 gall at work and it won't do it. You need a blower to set it.

Take it to tire shop, finally?
Well, you have to admire the determination. It's a DIY site and he is definitely trying to do that...
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Get them mounted at a garage and spin balance them. For the record, you are mounting them on wheels. The rim is the outside edge of the wheel.
The wheel is also known as rim in the queens country.
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Here people mostly use the term rims. Wheel would be the hole shabang.
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I can't tell where you are located since your location is blank. Are you inside or outside North America?

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