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I put a rear tire on this weekend and had a hell of a time doing it
but finally got it after using generous amounts of lube (soap & water). In my frustration and impatience I didn't wipe off the tire or rim as good a I should have.
Did a track day Monday and noticed the tire rotated on the rim about 40 degrees. I didn't have any handling problems or vibrations going down the straightaway nor is there any loss of
tire pressure, so should I remount the tire or just leave it?

Thanks, Shawn
 

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I dont think it was the soap. I've been building jeeps and doin some pretty hardcore offroading for a while, and the tires spin on the wheels. It could be due to the low pressure ~8psi, but i dont see why it couldnt happen at street pressure. Thats why i never balanced my jeep tires, just put golfballs in the tires when i mounted them!

i'll mark my tire and wheel next time i make a hard mountain run and see how much, if any, it moves.
 

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I've had em move about an inch, but that 40 degrees seems like a lot. Either way, Id leave it and keep an eye on it. If it continues to spin, remount, if it slows down... forget it.
 
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