Originally Posted by b1aze
Without having both the tires and wheels in front of me, I can't tell you what is wrong.
What I can do however is say that plenty of people have mounted and run MUCH narrower tires than 255s on 9.5" wide VMR wheels without beads not seating. I'm talking 215s. A full 1.6" narrower of a tire.
Who did your work? Are you sure it was leaking from the tire bead and not the valve stem?
I saw it with my own eyes, the same wheel works and the same guys that have done the wheels and tires on my porsche, subaru and former lotus.
Squirting water along the bead you can see bubbles coming up just about everywhere.
Maybe my wheels are screwed up, but all four? Doubt it.