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Mounting a tire with hand tools

Looking to mount my own tires. 6" rim, 13x5-6 with inner tubes.
Is there any magic tricks to doing it without tools or should I just pay the $20/tire to have them mounted at the local shop?

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Since no one has jumped in here I will take a stab at helping you. Although I have never don't one. You can first try taking it off to get an idea of how tight it fits on the wheel. Use some soap as a lubricant and a tire iron or make shift tire iron. If you can do it....it may not be too bad to get it back on.

I have done them on wheel barrows and hand carts by hand.

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I did mine with 3 screwdrivers. It was annoying, but doable. Just be careful you don't pinch the tube. I painted mine while they were apart and mounted from the back side to minimize scratches that would show.

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put baby powder all over the tube and lube the edges of tire with soap water solution more soap the better. dish liquid works well. if you can get two small motorcycle tire spoons. they work a bit better than screw drivers..start with a little air in the tube but not too much...above all take your time

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I've done it a few times with the same wheels you are using. It's a pain in the behind. The first time took me about 45 min, maybe more. You pry, squeeze, get it to wrap around the rim a little, then it pops off and you start over. This is accompanied by several explicits, and scratches on the rim. I wouldn't do it with regular screwdrivers, the angle tips of real pry bars are key to getting it done (for me) along with straight dish soap to make the rubber slip over the rim. You have to push the pry bars against each other in a scissor type action as you pry the rubber over the rim.
Even now after doing it 8-10 times it still takes me a good 20 min + per wheel.
If I had a guy that would do it for $40 for the pair, (and I had an extra $40) with tubes...you may want to let him have at it. Drop them off, go get a cup of coffee and go back to pick em up!

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I'm torn between paying $40 for the labor or $40 for this
Mini-Tire Changer

which I'll use once...

It's also the dead of winter with 40"+ of snow on the ground.

Yeah, paying for that labor the more I think about it

two places quoted me $20/tire
one quoted me hourly ($70/hr) and said 1-2 hours... HA!

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Wow, that little tire changer cool. If you plan changing a lot of little tires (not likely I would think?) I would buy that. I didn't even know that was available!
And I forgot something in my long winded post before...it's just as much of a b%#tch to get the existing tires off before you get to the point of getting the new ones on.

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Found this video on youtube, almost like changing a bike tire

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The old ones can be cut if you just don't care.

Another tip is take the tires inside and let them warm up nicely. Warm rubber is a lot softer.

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if you get a 25% off coupon for harbor freight you can get 10 dollars off.
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