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Anybody ever get tires shipped to them like this? Anybody know how to get back to original form so I can mount them? I was told to leave in sun or tub of hot water for a few hours.... neither of which I have at my disposal. I have them sitting in front of my pellet stove now trying to warm up. Any help?
 

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heat will bring em back ,sun works great but looking at your sig thats outa the question :lol:
 

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I got a set of Razr's once that were nearly flattened out. Got them warmed (outside on a summer day - I know this isn't an option now:lol:) and they came back close. Mounted them up. A little pressure and they came back to their proper shape. Get them good and warm and they should be okay.
 

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Fill a trash can full of scalding hot water if you don't have a bath tub. Or just use the kitchen sink if it's big enough.
 

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i ordered razrs from rockymountain and they came just like that when i had my honda. warm weather will bring them back.

what tires are those? they look nice.
 

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Do you have an old car inner tube? You see where I'm going with this.
 

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as of now, couldn't even get a bike tire inside the highly compressed sides! I have a couple space heaters that I'll bombard with heat and pellet stove heat blasting the other side.
 

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when you get them mounted and aired up they should be fine.
 

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Those look just like Duro Excavators.

Anyway, heating them up is the best thing you can do to get them back into shape. You may want to even try putting them in an oven at 150-200 degrees for a period of time if you have one available to use. Mounting them on the wheels and getting them to air up will be easier if they are warm also.
 

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sidewall damaged

Just to let everyone know..... folding tires like that is not recommended!!! I got them installed (was told they were the hardest tires to ever install and needed to be put in oven to warm up). They never came back to true form. They wobble when riding and after a few hours of riding they are nearly back to form, but still have a few "bubbles" where they were folded. 2 areas actually have cuts that are probably 2 ply deep and looks like dry-rot where they were excessively folded. They still hold air and took off for summer riding, but hope they last without getting a sidewall puncture. So beware anyone that buys tires online, make sure they are never folded... I will only buy tires from now on that I see first and can inspect to make sure they were never folded.
 

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Just to let everyone know..... folding tires like that is not recommended!!! I got them installed (was told they were the hardest tires to ever install and needed to be put in oven to warm up). They never came back to true form. They wobble when riding and after a few hours of riding they are nearly back to form, but still have a few "bubbles" where they were folded. 2 areas actually have cuts that are probably 2 ply deep and looks like dry-rot where they were excessively folded. They still hold air and took off for summer riding, but hope they last without getting a sidewall puncture. So beware anyone that buys tires online, make sure they are never folded... I will only buy tires from now on that I see first and can inspect to make sure they were never folded.
Tires often come to the dealers folded up.
I build tires for a living. A properly constructed tire will never "uncure" and get bubbles where it's was folded.
 

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Wish I had pics of them, but won't get to see my ride again until sometime in May / June and will get pics of them then. The "bubbles" I refer to are waves in the tires (about 5" length oval shape) between and under the tread part that causes the entire tire to wobble when rotated, since it is not cylindrical. The rubber separation is extensive and at the base of the treads on many treads and the sidewalls, looking like dryrot, but all areas effected are at the exact locations where the tire was folded within itself.

So I take it from your post that this tire was not properly constructed and I should throw away?
 

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Wish I had pics of them, but won't get to see my ride again until sometime in May / June and will get pics of them then. The "bubbles" I refer to are waves in the tires (about 5" length oval shape) between and under the tread part that causes the entire tire to wobble when rotated, since it is not cylindrical. The rubber separation is extensive and at the base of the treads on many treads and the sidewalls, looking like dryrot, but all areas effected are at the exact locations where the tire was folded within itself.

So I take it from your post that this tire was not properly constructed and I should throw away?
If the tires haven't started to leak yet, they will. I bought a brand new set of ITP ATR's that had 10 leaks in one back tire, and 7 in the other. All leaked in the spots you described. They took mine back and gave me a new set from a different batch. These weren't perfect, but much better.
 
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