TIRE-MOUNTING SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING: MOUNTING OF TIRES ON WHEELS CAN BE DANGEROUS
IF DONE IMPROPERLY. ONLY TRAINED PERSONNEL, USING THE
PROPER TOOLS, SAFETY EQUIPMENT, AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS,
SHOULD ATTEMPT TO MOUNT TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLIES.
- Use only a clip-on style air chuck with a long
extension hose, remote filler, and inflation gauge.
- Using a tire mounting lubricant, lube the tire and
rim bead seat. Determine the tire's maximum recommended
tire inflation pressure.
- The tire and wheel must be located away from all
personnel. Something solid, such as a block
wall or a tire-mounting cage (see photo), must be
between the tire/wheel assembly and the installer. THE
TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY MUST BE OUT OF "LINE OF SIGHT"
DURING THE INFLATION PROCESS.
- Inflate the tire until you hear the beads seats
snap, or until you reach the tire manufacturer's maximum
recommended tire pressure. NEVER EXCEED THE TIRE
MANUFACTURER'S MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TIRE INFLATION
- If the tire beads do not seat, stop! Release all air
from the tire/wheel assembly, and call your tire
manufacturer or ITP for advice (909-390-1905).
- Once the tire bead is seated, disconnect the chuck,
re-install the valve core, and inflate to proper
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT TIRES BE INSTALLED IN A SAFETY
CAGE SIMILAR TO THE ONE SHOWN IN THE ACCOMPANYING PHOTO.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES MAY VOID YOUR
BEADLOCK MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
Tires should be mounted using only good tire
mounting practices and acceptable tire mounting
equipment designed for the tire industry.
- Seat tire bead in the shoulder of the bead lock
inner ring of the wheel.
- Position the outer ring. Tighten bolts in a cross
pattern to ensure even pressure on the bead lock.
- The outer ring will flex to match the tire bead and
should cinch down to meet the inner ring.
- Impact wrenches are not recommended for installing
bolts, due to the possibility of over- or under-
tightening. All bolts should be started by hand to avoid
- Maximum torque: 10 ft/lb.
- Use tire-mounting fluid on the wheel bead opposite
the bead lock to ensure a proper seat for the tire.
HOW TO CLEAN WHEELS
- Probably the single biggest mistake when cleaning
wheels is to use industrial cleaners, which can
contain harsh abrasives. Mild soap and warm water is
sufficient for routine cleaning.
- After cleaning chrome-plated wheels, you can apply
a non-abrasive wax or cream to prevent surface
corrosion. If you have clear-coated wheels, skip this
Don't let tire cleaners come in contact with your
wheels, and try not to spray cold water on hot wheels.
- If you go to the car wash, don't use steam
cleaners or strong chemicals on your wheels.
To brighten up your polished wheels (wheels without a
clear coat finish) use a polishing cleaner.
- To sustain this great look, apply some wax to keep
the weather out.
Information provided by ITP. For some of
the most technologically advanced Quad tires on the
market take a look at ITP ATV Tires.
INDUSTRIAL TIRE PRODUCTS
930-A S. Rockefeller Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: (909) 390-1905
Fax: (909) 605-8885
Size and Offset
Example: Front Wheel
- 10" diameter x 5" wide
- 3+2 is the offset which
means 3" of the total 5" width is on the inside of the
hub and 2" is on the outside of the hub.
- Typically the stock
front offset on most quads is 3+2.
- A 2+3 wheel will sit
wider on the bike than a 3+2.
Example: Rear Wheel 9x8
- 9" diameter x 8" wide
Rim Sizes and
Tire Size Example: Rear
- 20 is the height of the
tire in inches.
- 11 is the width of the
tire in inches.
- 9 is the diameter of rim
the tire fits on in inches.
This tire would typically
be mounted on a 9x8 or 9x9 wheel. The tire width is
typically 2-4 inches wider than the wheel width. So a
10", 11", or 12" wide tire could be mounted on a 8" or 9"
wide wheel. The last number in the tire size and the
first number of the wheel size must always match.