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    tire changing machine for rare restored Fuchs?

    what is the goto tire changing machine for rare/restored 15" Fuchs?
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    i do not think that there is any special machine needed...every professional tire shop should be able to do the job propperly

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    Quote Originally Posted by moito View Post
    i do not think that there is any special machine needed...every professional tire shop should be able to do the job propperly
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    While I'm impressed by the continuous advances in technology we see in the modern touchless machines, I'd choose experience over tech any day of the week. A good tire mechanic should be able to mount a tire on a Fuchs wheel without damage using just about any machine out there. Hell, back when I was slinging tires to pay for college I could have done it with a $99 Harbor Freight POS.

    One thing you may want to consider is the growing options for mobile tire services. I've used several vendors here in Austin and they have all been excellent. They tend to do a lot of high-end and race car work so they understand the importance of attention to detail. I had GoMobile (https://gomobiletires.com/) out to my shop just this weekend and they did an awesome job on 2 sets of freshly restored Fuchs.
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    A lot of times that with enough lube you can push them on with just your hands, tough but can be done. lotsa lube, twisting and pushing as long as they are locked down.
    Done a couple of sets like that in my living room one time

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    i like that ,,, can you elaborate on the method.???

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    do you think i can put 185 /15 CN36 on my 5.5 fuchs by hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob joyce View Post
    do you think i can put 185 /15 CN36 on my 5.5 fuchs by hand...
    You could, pushing from the back side in if you are strong. Is it really worth the few bucks and some sore or skinned knuckles? ? You'll still need to take them in for balancing. Any high end tire shop can do this, and if you are really paranoid, take them to your Porsche dealer. That's what I did. They understand the value of our rims and did all 5 of mine for $70 mounted and balanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernThrux View Post
    You could, pushing from the back side in if you are strong. Is it really worth the few bucks and some sore or skinned knuckles? ? You'll still need to take them in for balancing. Any high end tire shop can do this, and if you are really paranoid, take them to your Porsche dealer. That's what I did. They understand the value of our rims and did all 5 of mine for $70 mounted and balanced.
    $70? Geez that's cheap! And was that Canadian? Cause that's like a nickel U.S.
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    sorry .... i just spayed coffee across my key board after reading this....

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    Just having some fun...
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