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Old 02-08-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default self changing a set of tires, ok?

em a newbie for rims & tires,
recently got a set of new rims + tires,
should i or should i not to put them on myself???
ne thing related to balancing stuff that i couldn't do by myself.??
and is it safe?
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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Are the tires mounted on the rims? Do you have a mounting and/or balance device? If the tires are already mounted and balanced then it is very simple to just put it on the car.
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:37 PM   #3
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o, the tires are already mounted on the rims,
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:42 PM   #4
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then you can simply mount them on but you might want to get them balanced first (unless you have the proper equipment which I doubt, I don't think you can do it on your own)
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:26 PM   #5
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Plus there's the whole 'how tight' part that requires a tourqe wrench if you aren't used to putting on wheels.

And just cause it seems easy to lift a wheel/tire combo, it's an entirely different thing to hold it at the exact height you need and then rotate it to match the studs. You might want to take your time and expect some cursing.
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:48 PM   #6
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o, sounds like i better not doing it myself,
any shop that's cheap for tire installation?
also, does the 02-04 wrx rims fit 00 rs? or even ts??!!
heard that the offset's a bit different! is that the case??
how far off can offset be ?
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:48 PM   #7
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o, forgot to say; THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-08-2005, 10:00 PM   #8
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cheap != quality mounting

Go see Bender at OK Tire on Marine.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:05 PM   #9
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o, sounds like i better not doing it myself,
any shop that's cheap for tire installation?
also, does the 02-04 wrx rims fit 00 rs? or even ts??!!
heard that the offset's a bit different! is that the case??
how far off can offset be ?
Tons, go to Ok tire on marine, bender works there and he'll either hook you up or overcharge you so be nice to him.
Yes they will fit both.
No they are the same.
It depends on things like camber, fenders and how far you want them to stick out. You can go anywhere from 45 to 55 (maybe more I can't remember)
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:06 PM   #10
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Come on now, if you can't put your own tires on, you'll be deemed a wuss.
Do you want a bunch of random internet geeks to think you're a wuss?



It's a very simple procedure to do.
Aside from the safety stuff like jack stand placement, and torque specs, all you're doing is removing 5 bolts per corner. Remove the old wheel, put the new one on, re-install the lugnuts, and you're done. It's like changing a tire, except you're not on the side of the highway, you're in the safety of your own driveway.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:31 PM   #11
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i believe the guy doesn't have croc.jack and a jack stand or even a socket //anyways it's too easy installing tires men..
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:39 PM   #12
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i only have the sub jack for putting up the spare tire~
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:48 PM   #13
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you can use that but it will take you too long men...just get it done with some tire-shop's to be safe..its your lost though co'z u'll be paying them for a simple job...

goodluck
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:14 PM   #14
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Well it's either that or go on a spree and buy all the crap you need?

I did that.. I have 8 wheels, 16 tires, trolley jack, stands, wheel blocks, air compressor and a complete air tool kit with everything I need. I just swap the winter/summer wheel sets and if I wanted to do something nasty I have some crap tires, plus the OE RE92s to abuse. I just have to pay someone to have the tires swapped cause I didn't buy the tire machine. Yet.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:23 PM   #15
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^
You need one of these.


The dyno, not the integra.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:33 PM   #16
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Hells no! Then I'd have all these lewzers with 2 wheel drive cars hanging out at my place. Hahaha

Yeah an AWD dyno would kick ass, but it's even more expensive than a tire machine.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:37 PM   #17
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holy~
how much it cost to switch a set of tires?
i'd rather not to invest my such a dyno
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:59 PM   #18
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I think $20 would be a reasonable price to simply swap your wheels. More if they need to be balanced...
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:14 AM   #19
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i think i paid something like 50-80 to get my tires mounted and balanced (mount as put tires on wheel)...

swapping wheels is simple, all u need is a torque wrench and sockets of right size...
even if u only have subaru jack it's okay...just take longer...good weekend exercise...

DIY is fun~
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:01 AM   #20
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Member 17508 and never taken off a wheel? Anyway, you should invest in a jack/torque wrench instead of paying someone $20+ to install. Also, make sure your current lug nuts work with your new rims. You might need the "tuner" ones.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:20 AM   #21
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Member 17508 and never taken off a wheel? Anyway, you should invest in a jack/torque wrench instead of paying someone $20+ to install. Also, make sure your current lug nuts work with your new rims. You might need the "tuner" ones.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:02 PM   #22
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No offense, but if you have to ask don't do it!
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:25 PM   #23
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your nuts are ok you're using wrx rims. It'll fit no problem and are most likely balanced.

Go check out Princess Auto I picked up a torque wrench there (Toronto) back in December for something like $15. And you can usually get jack/stands combo for pretty cheap there or Crappy Tire
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:38 PM   #24
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good call eclone.
For about $150 you can get all you need to lift the car safely. A jack, a set of jackstands, and a cheapo torque wrench.

As anonymous wolf said, it's good to know.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:16 PM   #25
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Judging from the way the original poster has talked, I think the safest, wisest, and economical route is to take it to some place like canadian tire or something. Have someone install the wheels for you to be on the safe side...
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