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James Grenfeld

Hi Allan, I was on a 4WDing trip recently and a couple of vehicles, including mine, rolled a tyre off the rim. I seated mine by cleaning the mud out of it as best I could and then securing a ratchet strap around the circumference of the tyre and reinflating it with a compressor.

The next time it happened to another 4WD travelling with us he removed the valve core and squirted lighter fluid into the gap between the tyre and wheel abd lit it on fire, securing the bead with the sudden expansion of the hot air.

Is this a safe way to reseat tyres? It was certainly a lot quicker than the way I used but it seems as though it could be dangerous, and surely wouldn’t do the inner surface of your tyres any favors.

Interested in your take on it, thanks.

Allan

James, I do it the slow way. Remember that the lighter fluid is effective but dangerous, and far more so if you use a lighter to ignite it. You can blow your hand off buddy. My advice is to use tubes in your tyres and you won’t have the rolling off problem.

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James Grenfeld

Hi Allan, I was on a 4WDing trip recently and a couple of vehicles, including mine, rolled a tyre off the rim. I seated mine by cleaning the mud out of it as best I could and then securing a ratchet strap around the circumference of the tyre and reinflating it with a compressor.

The next time it happened to another 4WD travelling with us he removed the valve core and squirted lighter fluid into the gap between the tyre and wheel abd lit it on fire, securing the bead with the sudden expansion of the hot air.

Is this a safe way to reseat tyres? It was certainly a lot quicker than the way I used but it seems as though it could be dangerous, and surely wouldn’t do the inner surface of your tyres any favors.

Interested in your take on it, thanks.

Allan

James, I do it the slow way. Remember that the lighter fluid is effective but dangerous, and far more so if you use a lighter to ignite it. You can blow your hand off buddy. My advice is to use tubes in your tyres and you won’t have the rolling off problem.