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#1 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:32 AM

Is anyone close to Portland Oregon that has access to a tire machine?

I need to mount 15 inch tires on my Peugeot wheels, but Les Schwab wants to charge $108 and I dont have that.

Maybe could work out a trade? I clean floors or something, or help you work on your Subie? I have some experience that I have learned from GD (that Im very thankful for) that could apply.

Let me know, I could chip in a few bucks, but nowhere near what Les Schwab expects

#2 NorthWet

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:39 AM

I do not, but do you have a Walmart nearby? If so, have you asked them?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:43 AM

I do not, but do you have a Walmart nearby? If so, have you asked them?


What he said, they have been real reasonably priced for me as well.

Around Denver we have a lot of Hispanic owned tire shops that will mount and balance for less than $8 a wheel too so learn how to point or a little Spanish and get to it.

#4 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:00 AM

Alright I will try. There is a walmart just up the road.

#5 GLCraig

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:21 AM

Since you're in Hillsboro, check the America's tire, just off of 185th. The last I heard they were pretty reasonable.

#6 NorthWet

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:38 AM

Both Walmart and Discount tires tend to be reasonable for steel wheels (I haven't tried for alloys yet); I haven't checked America's Best, but imagine they are similar. I have used both for snow-tire swaps (and mounts, once I got spare rims).

#7 obk25xt

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:10 AM

I have access to a tire machine... I know at this point you already have them mounted and all, but I do have access to a tire machine for future reference. And I know how to use it too. :cool: Thats the part that a PITA!

#8 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:44 PM

Yupp got them mounted.

Ill have to unmount them to paint them, but I may just do that myself later on...

Couldnt be happier with the way it looks: Definitely lifted it a bit, but oh well.
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But Spencer... Youre adding so much cool stuff to you EA82, its hard for Ned to keep up :grin:

#9 ShawnW

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:13 PM

When I paint them I make a chalk mark on the tire that is dead on with the valve stem, then deflate and press the wheel down hard until you can tuck something between the bead and the tire, then reinflate slightly so it beads again. Spray away, then remove and put the tire back in line with the chalk mark. This should keep the tire from being out of balance. An old thin dish towel, thin cardboard, newspaper, etc can be used if you are careful.

#10 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:39 AM

I might have to do that.

I think Im gonna just sand them and spray them when I dont have anything to do on a weekend, just put the old 13s on...
Which are for sale. I gotta update that.

#11 edrach

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:35 AM

Too late for now, but next time look into Trackside Motorsports. They're located near the racetrack on Interurban. I have my rally tires mounted there whenever I'm in Portland and found them to be more than reasonable.

#12 edrach

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:39 AM

Since you're in Hillsboro, check the America's tire, just off of 185th. The last I heard they were pretty reasonable.

They are quite reasonable; I use them whenever I'm down there for a rallycross. I will be buying my next set of summer tires there.

However, I can't recommend them for mounting rally tires. I did have an unfortunate issue with them when they tried to fix a slow leak on one of my rally tires and the tech didn't have the patience needed to work with my tire and damaged it in re-mounting.




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