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Hello all,

I bought new wheels and tires, and now need to get them mounted up. I'm planning on having the dealership I work at (Toyota) do it, as we have what is supposedly one of the best touchless tire machines made. That said, I'm told that GTR requires a special adapter. Could anyone give me a bit more lingo to go back with to make sure that we have the right gear? The service manager thinks that we "should have everything we need," but he's never mounted GTR tires.

FWIW I'm taking the stock Track (Black) Edition wheels off, dismounting the runflats and taking out the TPMS sensors, and putting together my Advan GT's with MPSS.

ANY input would be much appreciated. I have this scheduled for Thursday.

Thanks,

-Bob
 

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I dismounted runflats myself off my '13 and it was a major PITA. If it were me I would make sure they will take responsibility and pay for any damage they cause. I've seen and read about way to many damaged wheels.

If they won't then take it to a place that has done GTR wheels before. Just my .02
 

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I went to a performance shop that sells HRE and ADV.1 wheels. They had never done GTR wheels, but they work exclusively on $300k Mercedes/McLarens every day, so I trusted them with the dismount of stock wheels and installing new tires on my new Advan GT's. With all of their experience on high end cars/wheels they did it perfectly. No marks or scratches.

I did make it clear to them if they scratched a wheel they would be giving me a set of ADV.1's. lol
 

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FWIW I'm taking the stock Track (Black) Edition wheels off, dismounting the runflats and taking out the TPMS sensors, and putting together my Advan GT's with MPSS.
If all you need are TPMS sensors, you don't have to dismount the runflats to get them out of OE wheels - people have simply pushed the sidewall in just enough to get them out.
 

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If all you need are TPMS sensors, you don't have to dismount the runflats to get them out of OE wheels - people have simply pushed the sidewall in just enough to get them out.
Correct.

To the OP, as long as the Toyota dealership uses a higher end machine they shouldn't have any trouble. No special adapters are needed to mount GT-R tires.
 

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I got a bit of damage anxiety and bought new sensors so that they don't need to touch the Black Edition wheels. So now they just need to assemble and mount, which hopefully isn't a big deal, but I still worry about scratches, as the wheels are a reverse mount type and that means the friction surface of the machine will be touching the face of the wheel. The other concern was that the clearance between the "fingers" of the balancing machine clamp and the recess of the lug holes is tight on the Advans. Best of luck to me I guess...
 
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