The other day I was trying to mount a tire on a student's 17" SRT4 wheel and had to stop or risk to stretch/rip the bead. I told him to bring it to the nearest tire vendor and let them try to screw it up.
That's happened to me mounting really, really old tires if I forget to lube the bead and manually mount more than 180°, but Ive mounted up to 205 55 16 with no problems. Im not a professional by any stretch (no pun intended) but would like to know any tips on mounting stiff-walled low profile tires.
I should also mention that I was using a John Bean tire changer like this one
I did find this item
but in the absence of this, is there anything else one can do?
Modified by .je at 8:15 AM 6-1-2006