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Just got 18's for the back. Tubeless tires but don't have valve stems with the rims. Should I just have them mounted by the shop or do you guys have any tips. The 8'' beadlocks didn't come with stems. They were in the cold all day and it will take till summer till they thaw and unflatten. Thanks for the advice!
 

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If you can get them mounted cheap, go for it. If not, they're pretty easy to do
yourself. I mounted all 4 of mine in a little over an hour, all I used was a little
electric air compressor and some dishwashing soap. Let me know if you decide to
do them yourself and I'll write step by step how I did mine.
David
 

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Sweet. I might just mount them myself. Can you just buy standard valves for the rims and stick them on before mounting the tire? Heres another question: since I am using stock rims to mount the 20" klaws up front, can I stay with that size if I run my 20" stock dunlops to roll through the tougher trails. I want to swap back and forth in the back and leave the klaws on front.
 

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I've bought valve stems from the local auto parts store. just get a rough measurement of the hole the valve stem will go through so can get the correct size. The valves were only like $0.49. To install them just soap them up and get a set of pliers or something, push the valve as far thru the hole as possible then grab it on the threads and pull it the rest of the way. don't grip the rubber b/c you could rip it.

As for the 20's, i don't see any reason why you couldn't run them all the time.
 

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Don't grip the threads you'll mar them up, Someone makes a thread on the end of a chain with a t handle that screws on the end of the valve, it's like 5 bucks but i forget were u get it, that is the tool i have always used.
 

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I've always gripped the threads w/o much problem. and if you do mess them up a little the plastic caps will conform to the screw up. I use the device your talking about when mounting bike tires. You can pick them up at almost any automotive parts stores.

So Ace you get them mounted up yet?
 

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Hell yes. These are sweet looking. I needed to grease the inside of the rims and shoot almost 20lb in to get the tires to seat properly. They came out good. I can't get the front tires off the rims to mount klaws. I have to get a bead breaker or just visit the garage. Thanks for the help!
 

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if you want to save money you can cut your old tires off, its a little work but if you have a dremel tool its a lot easier.
 
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