We currently have a number of sizes in stock, as listed
below. These come in sets of four.
13" x 1-7/8"
14" x 2"
15" x 1-3/4"
15" x 3"
16" x 1-7/8"
16" x 3"
Portawalls can be tricky to fit and have
a bad reputation for slipping out, but if you follow these instructions,
you should have no troubles. Just click the PDF button at the bottom to
download and print a copy.
Our first & perhaps best recommendation is that you
should find an experienced shop to install your new portawalls for you.
If however you choose to do it yourself, you will
need the following readily available materials:
1) Solvent / degreasing agent.
DON'T USE SOAP! IT MAKES THEM SLIP OUT!
2) Course sandpaper - 36 grit or
3) one medium sized rubber mallet
The first thing you need to do is remove the wheels
from the vehicle. This can be done one at a time, with a standard shop
floor jack, or all at once, with a full vehicle lift system.
Once the wheels have been removed, lay them flat on
the floor. Tires must be deflated and loosened, without removing them
from the rim.
Next, the surface of the tire and the
interior of the rim need to be carefully cleaned and dried. This can be
achieved in a two-step process:
► Apply DEGREASER to a cloth and thoroughly
wipe the tire and the inside edge of the rim, until all residue is
► Next use a course grit sandpaper (36 grit or
similar) to rough up the inside edge of the rim, by holding the
sandpaper against the rim for 4 complete revolutions. Clean the tire and
rim surfaces with thinner afterwards to remove any debris. This step is
very important and cannot be skipped. The rim and tire need to be clean
and dry prior to PORTAWALL installation. There should be no grease, oil,
debris, or slick residue, between the PORTAWALL and the rim or tire.
► Once the rim has been cleaned and prepped,
you are ready to install the PORTAWALL.
► Place the PORTAWALL on the tire with the
edge of the tire and the PORTAWALL properly aligned. Partially inflate
the tire. Be sure to check that the edge of the rim and the tire's
circumference are properly aligned and that the PORTAWALL is staying
under the edge of the rim. If this is not the case, release some
pressure, and use the rubber mallet to pound the PORTAWALL into place.
It should lay down flat against the tire and be level with the edge of
the rim, with no gap between the PORTAWALL and rim.
► Inflate the tire gradually and check that
the PORTAWALL is fitting properly against the tire and rim. If
necessary, release some pressure again and pound the PORTAWALL down
where needed. Continue this process until the proper tire pressure is
achieved, with the PORTAWALL laying flat against the tire and level to
the rim, with no gap between the PORTAWALL and the rim. Mount the wheel
back onto the vehicle and repeat the process on the remaining wheels.
► Balancing weights need to be installed on
the inside edge of the wheel...not over the PORTAWALLs.
sure the PORTAWALLS were installed properly, we recommend that the
vehicle be driven no faster than 90 Km’s miles per hour for the first 50
kms after installation.
– The Wise choice for your old car