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If they had taken longer to get to you, then you might have had time to get someone lined up to do the work for ya!

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They are not hard to mount. Figure out which side of the tire you want on the outside face of the rim (important if the tires are unidirectional [they will have an arrow on them if they do]), then mount it from the backside of the rim. With alloy wheels, you will want a tire iron that is safe for alloy, usually some type of composite coating on the iron. In a pinch, I've used milk jug plastic wrapped around a tire iron or even a very large screwdriver. Just be careful, think it through, and use common sense.

I've mounted hundreds of tires by hand, mostly on farm equipment and tractors. Modern car tires and rims are easy-peasy in comparison. :)

Balancing....i can't help you with that...generally need a hub mounted in a vice for home-balancing, but I bet if you YouTube it, there are probably some innovative methods out there.

Last set I mounted, I took to get balanced at a shop and it was $15/per wheel, just for balancing, in small town America! Prices have gone up a lot in the last ten years!
 

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If they had taken longer to get to you, then you might have had time to get someone lined up to do the work for ya!

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I tried to contact a member that I thought had a shop but I didn't get a reply, so I guess they are not interested. The tires came in 24 hours but still waiting on the BE wheels. :frown:
 

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Yeah, I was shocked when you posted how fast you got your tires, too! BE wheels, huh? Why not just go get your RTL-E wheels painted black??
 

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Yeah, I was shocked when you posted how fast you got your tires, too! BE wheels, huh? Why not just go get your RTL-E wheels painted black??
I'm going to use them for the winter tires. Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2I might try plasti kote but nothing will last like the OEM Finish.
 

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And if it was me, I'd spend the $$ while the are still in "Like New" Condition and just get them Powder Coated.
 

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And if it was me, I'd spend the $$ while the are still in "Like New" Condition and just get them Powder Coated.
they will be the winter wheels so I am not that concerned with the appearance. In NY. they load up the sanders with more salt than a large fry from mcdonalds in the winter! Plastic cote is cheap enough that if it fails, its ok.
 
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