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    Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ?? I have nice galvanized boat trailer wheels size 4" X 8". I would like to replace a tire but typical tires stores will not. Harbor Freight sells painted wheels & tires for about $40 but I want to use my GALVANIZED wheels.

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    Steve

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    Default Re: Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ??

    i would try the local small engine repair shop or maybe your local weird guy that lives under the powerlines and sells used lawnmowers

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    Strange, here in the UK the local tyre place will change them... But I have changed them myself, it's not difficult... You can get a set of suitable tyre levers off of amazon for $20
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Buy from the trailer maker.

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    I'd check with your local shop that repairs garden tractors. My Cub Cadet dealer has the tools, for one.
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    Make sure you check the speed and load rating before letting a lawnmower repair outfit put a set of tires on your trailer. As fancy as those riding mowers may be they are not rolling down the highway at 60 mph.
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    Default Re: Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ??

    Don't some scooters have 8 inch wheels?There could be a scooter shop that would do the job.

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    Motorcycle/scooter tires are not interchangeable with trailer tires.
    Steve

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    So you can get the tires online quite easily. I think all that's needed is a shop that has the tool to change such a small tire. This is what I had in mind suggesting the garden equipment shop -- show up with the wheels and tires and ask them to put the new ones on. And you could do the same at a scooter dealer, of course.
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    What do you want.A tire replaced with another, or the means to replace it?

    Try Princess Auto. They have tires and the tools to do it. I expect they will ship. US dollar buys about 1.30 CDN right now.
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    Default Re: Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ??

    I tried this a year ago. The lawn mower guy said he could do it, but he said that after I buy a separate tire and have him remove and mount the new one, I could buy a mounted tire on a galvanized wheel for the same money. Which I did. I now have several spares.

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    Wally World

    Discount Tire

    any reputable local tire shop

    this aint rocket surgery

    sw
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    Default Re: Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ??

    As Nick said, it is not that difficult with just a couple of tire irons (motorcycle places should still carry them).

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    I changed tires many times on my 'ol Bmer. Had a pair of Hazet irons then acquired a 3rd one. Job became a lot easier.
    basil

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    Having a third iron sure does make it a lot easier!

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    Default Re: Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ??

    Upgrading to 12" wheels would definitely be a good idea. I've upgraded TWO trailers, 12" for a boat, and 13" for a utility.

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    Default Re: Who Replaces 4" X 8" tire ??

    I went through this with a trailer I just refurbished and ended up buying new tires mounted on new wheels, so much cheaper and easier than putting new tires on the old rims, though I get the galvanized advantage. Capitalism at work. On the other hand, I also have a tire shop near me that was happy to mount 8" tires but the tires alone were almost as much as the wheel plus tire combo

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