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Tire Rim Matching and Inflation - Corvette EMT Tire and Wheel Service

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Table of Contents:

  Overview of Components

  Demounting

  Mounting

  Tire Rim Matching and Inflation

Tire Rim Matching and Inflation

Unmatched tires and rims can cause ride disturbance even when perfectly balanced.

EMT Runflat Tire EMT Runflat Tire
1.  The high spot of the tire should be aligned to
the lowest position on the rim to minimize runout
and radial force eccentricity.

2.  Lubricate tire and rim. Grasp tire shoulder
with upper and lower rollers.


EMT Runflat Tire EMT Runflat Tire
3.  Rotate wheel counterclockwise. Continue to
increase roller pressure until tire stalls and rim index
and tire index are aligned.
4.  Dial in and preset the desired inflation
pressure.

EMT Runflat Tire EMT Runflat Tire DANGER: If tire beads do not seat below 40 psi, relubricate and retry.
Tires requiring more than 40 psi MUST be placed in an inflation cage.
5. Inflate tire and balance dynamically.