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18" trials tire at a standard 19" rim => possible?

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do you think that it´s possible to put a 18" trials tire at the standard rear rim of a yz 250 ?

 

greets

Dani

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I tried to put an 18" tubeless set onto my 19" rim and it did not work, went even to a tire service to put it on and no way. 

No harm done to anything but now I have a tubeless 18" set here till I find someone buying it that is. 

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There I s a good reason they make 19" tires for 19" rims, and 18" tires fir 18" rims. You'll never stretch it to fit, the bead wire will break first.

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What the hell, try it, if your sucessfull, post a vid. I want to see that ! :D

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"There is nothing in this world that brute force and stupidity can't overcome!"  :banghead:

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:lol::lol::lol:

The vee rubber is supposibly decent. Very tall though, as they tried to keep as much sidewall as possible

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I've used the vee rubber 19" trials tire on my trip to Moab last spring. It worked pretty decently!!! It works quite well as a trials tire, and isn't overly squirmy like a normal 18" trials tire on asphalt. It's pretty good!!!!

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Somewhere in the depths of thumpertalk theres a user that tried both the Shinko and Vee Rubber 19" trials tires. If I remember correctly therw was no comparison, the Shinko was too stiff a tire ans hard a compound to be called a trials tire. Sort of like that "Speedway" tire I bought years back when guys claimed they workes like a trials tire

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I once saw a guy put a 20" tractor trailer tire on a 22" rim. It took him a few hours, some 4 foot long bars, and a lot of hammering. Then someone pointed out the size difference... He was not able to get it back off and ended up cutting the tire off of the rim. I guess there is a chance it is possible, but I think there is a larger chance you would destroy the tire trying. It would be a struggle at the very least, and probably would not perform correctly if you did get it on without ripping the sidewall.

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Don't listen to anyone, I'm sure you're quite capable of putting an 18" tire on a 19" rim. Once you succeed at that, please post post a video or at least pictures of your accomplishment. :thumbsup:

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i don´t ask because i´m a fool, i ask because i get the trials tires for free and wanted to try it

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i don´t ask because i´m a fool, i ask because i get the trials tires for free and wanted to try it

Sell it and buy a 19inch trials tire.

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Sell it and buy a 19inch trials tire.

 

 

How about just sell your 19" wheel and buy a uesd 18"?

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How about just sell your 19" wheel and buy a uesd 18"?

Good plan, I go back and forth between an 18 and 19 on my YZ125 and 250.

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