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In the farming equipment repair we use starting fluid (ether) to seat the beads of large tractor tires. I have also used it on light truck and car tires. Just a little blast and a match works wonders. Been doing it for years with only one mess up, blew the both beads over the rim. Man it was a jop getting the tire off the rim.
Put a rope around the middle of the tread, put a short bar through the rope and tighten it like a tourniquet, then just add air through the valve stem when the bead touches the rim.