Re: Can just any normal tire shop mount a 31x18.50 tire?
Okay a little follow up:
Called a bunch of tire shops and none had a balancer wide enough to do an 18.50 M/T. The mention of them unbolting the hood to balance the tire damn near made them laugh. Even the local 4-wheel parts said their balancer only holds a max of a 15" wide tire. I found one shop that would though. It was US Tire, who does a lot of big rig stuff. They said they'd balance them on their big semi truck balancer. I get there with my wheels only to find out that their "big" balancer is broken, so they sold me on some stuff called "equal." It's a sand type concoction that is poured into the tire and is supposed to dynamically balance it as it rolls. It's mainly used in the trucking industry and is used by a lot of the 4 wheel drive guys with monster tires. They said that if I'm not happy after I try it, they'll balance them for free as soon as their balancer is fixed. I researched it a bit when I got home and it looks like a good product. We'll see how it goes.
1968 Prostreet Camaro - 540ci Big M, Dart Heads, 200-4R, narrowed 9"
2002 Hayabusa - 1464cc Muzzy's Big Block, low and slow