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The Science Behind Seating a Tire Bead With Fire

In the garage, there are plenty of ways to get the job done. It doesn’t matter ...

In the garage, there are plenty of ways to get the job done. It doesn’t matter what job it is. If there’s a second way to do it, we can guarantee that someone has done it that way in the name of saving a few bucks. The perfect example of this is mounting a tire on a wheel. While it might not be the safest way to proceed, lots of folks have found luck in mounting tires using fire. By displacing a lot of air in a hurry, the process is able to snap the tire and wheel together to proceed with putting some weight on them

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This time, we dig into the science behind that process. We learn a little more about why people are seating what’s known as the “bead,” or the area where the tire meets the wheel, by using these suspect measures. There is a proper way to do it with a machine but that machine is expensive. Spending thousands of dollars to make a tire sit on a wheel a couple of times doesn’t make sense. Therefore, some folks have taken on this DIY way of getting it done at home. It might not be the most effective, but it certainly doesn’t cost as much money.

By following along in the video below, we can dig into this method. By using an explosion, tire and wheel become one. To the untrained eye, something like this can be met with confusion. However, once explained thoroughly in the video below, just about anyone can become an expert on the matter! This is something that we think is better left to the professionals. We strongly believe that knowledge is power, though! Why not arm yourself with a little bit more knowhow as to how certain processes are carried out?

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