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Old 06-04-2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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Split rim question

I apologize for this question. Do split rims always have to use the rubber liner and an intertube. If so can any tire use an innertube?
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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To be technically correct, the Budd wheels used on these trucks are split ring, not split rim. Truck tire shops will not work on split rims, but are usually ok with the split rings.
As for your questions, yes, a liner and inner tube are required with these wheels, because the wheels are not designed to be air tight. The tube holds the air, and the liner prevents the tube from chafing and eventually failing from wear against the drop-center part of the wheel. Other tubeless tires could theoretically be used with the Budd wheels so long as the inner tube and liner were also used with the tubeless tire. The bigger concern is in making sure that the tire bead and rim are a matched set. Paul Cook, webmaster of the www.texaspowerwagon.com site has information you will want to read.

http://www.texaspowerwagon.com/Tires.htm
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:35 PM   #3
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To be technically correct, the Budd wheels used on these trucks are split ring, not split rim. Truck tire shops will not work on split rims, but are usually ok with the split rings.
As for your questions, yes, a liner and inner tube are required with these wheels, because the wheels are not designed to be air tight. The tube holds the air, and the liner prevents the tube from chafing and eventually failing from wear against the drop-center part of the wheel. Other tubeless tires could theoretically be used with the Budd wheels so long as the inner tube and liner were also used with the tubeless tire. The bigger concern is in making sure that the tire bead and rim are a matched set. Paul Cook, webmaster of the www.texaspowerwagon.com site has information you will want to read.

http://www.texaspowerwagon.com/Tires.htm
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:08 AM   #4
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Using "tubeless" tires with split ring wheels

Good Morning,
When I bought my Michelin XMLs (radial tubeless,) I learned that technically you are required to use liners and tubes matched to the tire when used on rims such as split rings.There is also a difference apparently between tubes meant for radials vs bias ply. As it happened, I had some rims made anyways because the tires were spec'd for a greater bead width than the stock rims.
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To be technically correct, the Budd wheels used on these trucks are split ring, not split rim. Truck tire shops will not work on split rims, but are usually ok with the split rings.
As for your questions, yes, a liner and inner tube are required with these wheels, because the wheels are not designed to be air tight. The tube holds the air, and the liner prevents the tube from chafing and eventually failing from wear against the drop-center part of the wheel. Other tubeless tires could theoretically be used with the Budd wheels so long as the inner tube and liner were also used with the tubeless tire. The bigger concern is in making sure that the tire bead and rim are a matched set. Paul Cook, webmaster of the www.texaspowerwagon.com site has information you will want to read.

http://www.texaspowerwagon.com/Tires.htm
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