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  • Make sure your run-flat tires are correctly mounted.

  • …as possible. The mounting machine itself is what loosens the beads, though the machine should never touch the wheel. And sidewall damage can occur if the machine comes in contact with the tire at a point that's too far away from the beads. In addition, the installer should always use a lubricant to…

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  • Tire Tech Information - Tire / Rim Protectors

  • …between a tire's sidewalls measured at the widest part of the tire). Tires featuring the raised rib adjacent to the bead (Photo #2) or the deeply recessed bead area (Photo #3) are designed to help protect low-profile tires and expensive alloy wheels from accidental curb damage. While tires featuring…

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  • The Truth About Warranties

  • …or loose bearings * Failed or improper tire repair * Ozone cracking * Bead damage or improper mounting The above list includes a few of the general specific items that could cause issues. Some manufacturers have a road hazard warranty on some of their tires, including Kumho and Continental. For some…

  • Wheel Tech Information - Tire / Rim Protectors

  • …between a tire's sidewalls measured at the widest part of the tire). Tires featuring the raised rib adjacent to the bead (Photo #2) or the deeply recessed bead area (Photo #3) are designed to help protect low-profile tires and expensive alloy wheels from accidental curb damage. While tires featuring…

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  • Tire Tech Information - Mounting Reverse-Mount / Back-Mount Wheels

  • …flange on one side of the bead seat. Since the tire's steel bead wires don't stretch, this requires the wheel to also feature about a 7/10"-deep tire well/drop center around the wheel adjacent to the other side of the bead seat. This helps avoid damaging the tire's bead by allowing it to maintain…




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