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My IA is doing an annual on my 2007 CTSW with the Tundra option. I took him a couple Desser 6-6 6 ply tires with heavyweight tubes to mount. He’s having a real hard time squeezing the wheel halves together so he can bolt up. He did one and now he’s fighting the other. Any suggestions to help with this? 

He was going to also repair the cracked drip trays but abandoned that idea when he discovered the complexity of that!?

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1 hour ago, Roger Lee said:

Here you go. Using clamps makes it easy and far less likely to pinch a tube. I've been doing it like this for 20 years.

Matco tire mounting help.pdf

. . . OR . . . .go to Home Depot and get 3 (I prefer 4) very large "C Clamps." They are cheap.

Evenly space them and compress the tire all the way around. They work just fine, but be patient!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-8-in-Quick-Adjustable-C-Clamp-with-Rubber-Handle-99684/302347051

 

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2 minutes ago, WmInce said:

. . . OR . . . .go to Home Depot and get 3 (I prefer 4) very large "C Clamps." They are cheap.

Evenly space them and compress the tire all the way around. They work just fine, but be patient!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-8-in-Quick-Adjustable-C-Clamp-with-Rubber-Handle-99684/302347051

 

7638AE35-747B-4CF1-84EA-2CAFF397E897.jpeg

I’ll be getting these next! Thanks!

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3 of those C-clamps + Leak Guard Tubes + J&J Baby Powder are all part of my cross-country kit.

Roger claims I carry too much stuff with me. I hate being without though!

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