CAUTION: Read these instructions thoroughly before mounting tires.
- Tires should only be mounted according to good tire mounting practices using acceptable tire mounting equipment designed for the tire industry.
- Remove the outer bead lock ring from the wheel. Mount the tire from the bead lock side only.
- Mount the inner bead over the wheel like normal. Seat the tire outer bead in the shoulder of the bead lock inner ring on the wheel and center the tire.
- Place the ring onto the tire and align the bolt holes with the inner bead lock ring.
- All bolts should be started by hand to avoid cross-threading. Please Note:Air guns and Impact wrenches are not recommended at any point during the installation of the bead lock ring due to the possibility of over or under-tightening the bolts.
- Tighten the bolts in a criss-cross pattern a few turns at a time to ensure even pressure on the bead lock ring.
- Tighten the bolts to 12-14 ft/lbs.
- The outer ring should be pulled down to meet the inner ring.
- The outer ring will flex to match the tire bead. Use tire mounting lube on the tire/wheel opposite the bead lock to ensure a proper seat for the tire.
- Inflate the tire to seat the inner bead onto the wheel. Do not exceed the tire manufacturer’s recommended maximum pressure for seating the beads.
If you have any questions during the Bead Lock installation process, please contact ITP technical support.
We are often asked, “How much torque does ITP recommend to secure the lug nuts on my vehicle?” It is not possible for ITP to answer this question. We have no way of knowing what grade of stud the various manufacturers of vehicles are using. Therefore we must refer you to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the recommended torque specifications for your lug nuts.
- Use only a clip-on style air chuck with a long extension hose, remote filler, and inflation gauge.
- Using a tire mounting lubricant, lube the tire and rim bead seat. Determine the tire’s maximum recommended tire inflation pressure.
- The tire and wheel must be located away from all personnel. Something solid, such as a block wall or a tire-mounting cage (see photo), must be between the tire/wheel assembly and the installer. THE TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY MUST BE OUT OF “LINE OF SIGHT” DURING THE INFLATION PROCESS.
- Inflate the tire until you hear the beads seats snap, or until you reach the tire manufacturer’s maximum recommended tire pressure. NEVER EXCEED THE TIRE MANUFACTURER’S MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE.
- If the tire beads do not seat, stop! Release all air from the tire/wheel assembly, and call your tire manufacturer or ITP for advice (909-390-1905).
- Once the tire bead is seated, disconnect the chuck, re-install the valve core, and inflate to proper operating pressure.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT TIRES BE INSTALLED IN A SAFETY CAGE SIMILAR TO THE ONE SHOWN IN THE ACCOMPANYING PHOTO. FAILURE TO FOLLOW RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY
- Probably the single biggest mistake when cleaning wheels is to use industrial cleaners, which can contain harsh abrasives. Mild soap and warm water is sufficient for routine cleaning.
- After cleaning chrome-plated wheels, you can apply a non-abrasive wax or cream to prevent surface corrosion. If you have clear-coated wheels, skip this step.
- Don’t let tire cleaners come in contact with your wheels, and try not to spray cold water on hot wheels.
- If you go to the car wash, don’t use steam cleaners or strong chemicals on your wheels.
- To brighten up your polished wheels (wheels without a clear coat finish) use a polishing cleaner.
- To sustain this great look, apply some wax to keep the weather out.