Run Flat Tire Installation

Rim changer machine
that grabs the inner surface of wheel to eliminate wheel
damage.

Note special rubber
grabber to hold wheel.

Installing wheel
sensor…note
glove on one hand.

Applying special tire
lube to wheel
rim.

Applying lube to tire
bead.

Special Teflon plastic
grabber for rim to prevent
damage.

Coaxing tire on to
rim by hand.

Using cast in lip
for guide to avoid contact with
wheel.

Almost complete…using
two hands now.

Complete.

Inflated.

No evidence of
installation
tool marks!

John Schwartzenberger
and my tire/wheel assembly specially coated wheel and Michelin XGT Z4
ZP Runflat.

These photos were provided
courtesy of Corvetteforum member Jerry Gira. The install was completed
at Discount Tire in Novi, Michigan by John Schwartzenberger,
manager.
Telephone is 248.347.1501.

Mention that you
heard
about him from Jerry Gira/Corvetteforum and John will
give you a good
discount!