How to mount tires by hand

Tire irons used in this video: Short tutorial how I mount tires just using hands and simple tools. Also how to stretch tires. Tires are Falken FK452 215/40r16 and wheels are custom made by me. Those are originally e30 stock bottlecaps (14x7") but I rebarreled them so the size is now 16x9,75".

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How to stretch a tire... and how you don't.
First time we had to use fire to make a tire stretch out. Stretching 195/45R15s on 9Jx15 BBS RMs. Didn't work at first, but we got there! (Still not as good as in other videos I have seen, but hey..whatever! It's fun!) As more and more people cry about handling and whatever when it comes to stretched tires: These wheels will be going on a stanced out 1986 Scirocco 16V weekend cruiser. It's meant to look good in the first place, handling just comes second. Stretching tires that much will make the handling in fast corners worse...normal driving you won't notice any difference though. On my MKIII GTI, I run 195/40s on 9" wide rims for daily use and meetings, while I run 215/35s on 9" wide rims for track use (see my onboard videos on the Nürbrugring). 215s will just stretch slightly on 9", stiffening the sidewall up only a little, giving you a more direct steering, while still allowing fast cornering. In combination with harder rubber bushings, more stiff suspension setup and unbiall top mounts, etc.etc. this results in an almost GoKart like, very direct handling...sure not the fastest setup, but fast and fun enough for me.

Tire Install Mickey Thompson 33X22X20 onto a 20X15 Intro Twisted Vista Rim
This is how to Install a Mickey Thompson 33X22X20 onto a 20X15 Intro Twisted Vista Rim

How to change your own tires by hand
My friend Frank used to be a tire guy, and he told me he could do this by hand.. but still, it was impressive to see him remove and replace a tire in five minutes flat!

Mount a TIRE on a RIM by hand - EASY TRICK - Changing Tires Mounting / Stretching Tire Trick ✔️
Here are some other ideas: How to mount a super narrow tire to a super wide rim How to make a tire take air & Seat on a rim.w/a ratchet strap. How to bead a motorcycle tire using ratchet strap How To Stretch A 155/60/15 On A 15X9 XXR using tube How to:Stretch a tire using tube How to mount/stretch tires by hand using combustion How to mount tires without a tire machine