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Old 08-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Tire replacement problems.. :-(

I purchased a 1964 Ambassador, purchased new rims, had new tires put on rims, And now I can't get the tires back on, they are to fat... :-( ... I know nothing about tires. I've tried several ways to search on the forum for advice but haven't found anything. Am I the only person having this problem? If you guys tell me what tire I need I'll make sure thats the tire they put on. Thank You! :-) Oh and I'll have them change the axles too per your past post.

Attached is a pic of the tires they put on the rims..and I did bring the original tire and rims to them.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Let the air out of the tires.
Install the tires.
Reinflate the tires.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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What Terry says! Also, when you slip the tires into the wheel well, around the hub, do it from the most clear side...front or back. Also, very carefully place the jack in a position that allows the axle to rotate downward when you jack it all up. If your jacking from a bad place (the axle) there is no drop to give you space.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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Is the offset in your new rims the same as your old rims ?
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Oh dear.... :-( .... Huh? I'm clueless! Well the new tire is definitely fatter than the old tire so its not skinny enough to get between the side wall and the hub. Today we are going to try to bring the old tire back in with the new and then if they can't fix it then I'll be trying Overlander 63 said and Melody Ranch. I took the tire and rim to the trailer dealer and the tire place so they would know exactly what I needed, but the old rims are the split rims and the old tires looked original! I'll try to figure out how to add a pic to show you. Thank You guys so much!!!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:16 AM   #6
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It appears to me from the photo that the offset is wrong on the rims. You need zero offset rims.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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I am assuming that the problem is getting the tire between the wheel well and the hub, Wheel offset would only be the problem if the tire is hitting the wheel well after the tire is in position.
As mentioned the trailer be jacked up quite high. The older axle might have taken a bit of a set and not be dropping down as far as normal.
It sometimes helps to hold a piece of aluminum between the tire and the wheel well as they can hang up on rivets in the trim otherwise..

There is also the deflate option which should Terry mentioned.
The tire size you have is what is generally used to replace the 700-15 that were original and they are a little fatter.
On some trailers I have had it ws hard to get even the narrower tires in.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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You've described is exactly the problem we are having and I sure appreciate your help too!! :-) The old tires come off beautifully... :-(...
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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Your old tires were most likely 7x15 which means they were 7 inches wide. The tires you put on are 225x75x15 which are 8.85 inches wide.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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Hey Goodgodman! Great to see you on here. They give good advise you'll soon know more about tires than you ever thought you would. I had to deflate mine to get them on..........
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