3. Set the tires in the sun to warm them up before mounting, a warm tire is more malleable and easier to mount. Lube up the tire beads with tire lube or a mixture of liquid soap and water before pushing the tire onto the wheel. A rubber mallet can be used to help seat the outer bead into the beadlock. Setting the wheel center on the top of a 5-gallon bucket allows the tire to more easily rest in place on the wheel while you assemble the beadlock.