IS ANYONE RUNNING 4" WIDE USA WHEELS OR CENTERLINES?

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« on: December 23, 2017, 09:23:47 AM »
I bought some wheels from Kartek last week, they sold me the bolt in 7/16 valve stems. Problem is on such a narrow rim, the valve stem hole is slightly on the curve of the bead so these stems leak very slowly. Is anyone else running this narrow of a wheel and if so, did installing a rubber stem work for you or did you have to run tubes?? TIA
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 12:05:53 PM »
And on another note, I cant get one of the tires to seat.......not even close. The sidewalls are collapsed from being stacked (brand new tire). Ive taken it to 3 tire shops and they said they cant do it so......if anyone knows a good tire shop up for the challenge, please let me know.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 12:07:07 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 06:32:28 PM »
They need to use a cheetah bottle , it can be done .


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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 03:47:02 AM »
Use a ratchet strap in the center of the tire , squeeze it , pull the core valve out of the valve stem and have air going in then hit it with the cheetah , pop bead seated


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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 01:30:44 PM »
Use a ratchet strap in the center of the tire , squeeze it , pull the core valve out of the valve stem and have air going in then hit it with the cheetah , pop bead seated


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Tried all of those trucks, even used 2 cheetahs. Finally a tube was the trick. Inflated it enough the get the beads to touch the rim, then inflated like normal, left the tube in for now. Gonna wait a couple days and break just the too brad and pull the tube out. Thanks for the help though 👍🍻

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 01:31:41 PM »
Tried all of those trucks, even used 2 cheetahs. Finally a tube was the trick. Inflated it enough the get the beads to touch the rim, then inflated like normal, left the tube in for now. Gonna wait a couple days and break just the too brad and pull the tube out. Thanks for the help though 👍🍻

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 04:56:56 PM »
Cool , fkn hate those skinny fkrs


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