How to fit AlloyGators
If you have decided to fit AlloyGators yourself, here is everything you need to know!
Jack up the vehicle until the wheel is clear of the ground. Fully deflate tyre.
Insert the stainless steel clips serrated edge first into the AlloyGator up to the correct size. Ensure the clips fit flush into the slot and retaining groove. See video below.
Spray or wipe rim and tyre with mild soapy water.
Starting at the valve, insert the end of the AlloyGator with the hole in, (tab-end) between the rim and tyre and firmly tap in with mallet. See video below.
Working anti-clockwise, firmly tap the top of the AlloyGator with the mallet, striking towards the centre of the rim making sure it is in as far as it will go.
Continue tapping the AlloyGator between the wheel and tyre around the rim until it overlaps back at the valve. Mark the overlapped section section in line with the first tooth on the tab end.
See video below.
Pull the overlapped end back from the rim and using cutters or secateurs, cut at the mark to remove the excess. Gently tap the AlloyGator back into position making sure the ends mesh together along the locking teeth. Before tapping all the way in, run a small amount of glue along the teeth between the two ends. Firmly tap them into place hitting at a right angle to the wheel to make sure that the ends line up with each other. See video below.
Working anti-clockwise, and hitting away from the centre of the rim, seat the AlloyGator onto the wheel all the way round. Do the same for the joint using a square-on blow across both ends at the same time ensuring you apply equal pressure. Avoid hitting one side more firmly than the other. Inflate tyre to 10–15 psi and repeat for another rotation.
Re-inflate the tyre in accordance with your vehicle handbook and again hitting away from the centre of the rim, seat the AlloyGator into its final position. There should be a slight gap but no more than a 1mm between the AlloyGator and the wheel. See video below.
To fit the joint cover apply 4-6 dabs of glue evenly onto the underside of the cover and push the peg that is on the underside into the hole in the AlloyGator. Hold in place for 20 seconds. See video below.
Vehicle tyre pressures should be checked an hour after fitting to ensure there is no loss of air and then at regular intervals in accordance with your vehicle handbook. If you damage your AlloyGator please refer to our care advice and 'How To' videos.
Drive safely know your wheel and tyres are protected from damage!