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      09-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Mounting Rims W/O Tires NEWB

Please dont laugh.

When I get my wheels I wanted to see what they look like on my car. I see people put 2x 2x4's under the wheel in pictures when they mount them to theyre car...

Is there a specific spot where to place these on the wheel? Where the bead sits? In the middle? On the lips?

Sorry please dont laugh... NEWB.

Pics of where to do it would
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I wouldn't do any of that. The whole corner of your car rests on the tire and the air in it. That's a lot more of a contact patch compared to the tangent point on a 2x4
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Not on the lips. That's for sure. You can use wood under there, but never let the full weight of the car to rest on those wooden blocks. Another solution is to use second jack and use that to lift the wheel towards fender, while the car is in the air, but remember to use some padding between jack and wheel.
Like this. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...ew-wheels.html
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You don't want to try something like this?



Just kidding.

Generally I see people put 2x4s in the center of the wheel, so they run parallel with the sides of the car. If I was to test a wheel though, I'd probably have the car on jackstands, and then just use another jack with a towel over the end to push the wheel up.
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haha eeesh!

Thanks for the info, I will probably just wait for tires!

Atleast that porsche is single lug... :-)
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