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#1 Dax DeCelle

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:14 PM

I bought some used 9.00 x 20 tires for my 78 Loadstar and I have been told by a couple of people that it is very dangerous to change the tires on split rims. I called all three tire places in my small town and one said that they won't do them, one wants $22.50 plus tax a tire and one wants $27.50 a tire, just to change them. That's almost $150 for six. That's a lot of money!!! Is there something that I need to know before I attempt it my self? What's all this "dangerous" stuff?

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:56 PM

Split rims are prone to not seating in properly. I know a guy that was almost killed by a ring popping off while he was inflating it. Many others weren't so lucky. Tremendous force. After any rim work they need to be aired up inside a cage.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:22 AM

Had a rim slip off and slice my friends head off instantly, don't fool with them. Find a dealer who knows how to handle them in a cage as stated.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:37 AM

If you have never dismounted or mounted a tire on a split rim, DON'T DO THIS AT HOME!!!!!

Let me say that again.

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME!!!!!!

Split rims can be extremely dangerous and can be deadly if you don't know what you are doing.

Consider the $150.00 a small price to pay balanced against funeral costs or an extended stay in the hospital and rehabilitative expenses.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:02 PM

again one more voice will say don't do it.get some one who does it.i have done many of them and hate every one i did.thats why i spent 1800 for the rims for my 64 chevy C60

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:15 PM

A local junk dealer had half of his face ripped off by one!! Fortunately they were able to reattach it and he wasn't that pretty to start with. Go to a tire place and look at the split rim reassembly cage. I can't recall seeing one that isn't all bent up from rims blowing apart in them!!!
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:26 PM

very dangerous ,when we have the odd overseas chassis in the shop the company wont allow j.b. hunt employees to touch them at all .

i have changed them a long time ago without a cage ,i inflated them ring down on the ground with a couple of big log chains around the ring .

there is just no way id fool with them now ,i have 2 boys to get raised .

just not worth it -imo.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:51 PM

You guys have convinced me. I'll just suck it up and pay the bucks. I guess $150 ain't so bad after all. Thanks for the info. My father and my uncle had told me the same thing, but I needed to hear it from ya'll.
I have to say I can't wait to see this procedure, I hope that they'll let me watch.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

I have done a few.I couple some air hoses together,set the tire a ways from the shop,lock an air chuck on the valve an set the reg about 30 lb and do something else,after a while I'll turn the regulater up couple more times . I woun't inflate them if the grandchildren are around.I try not to teach them some of my habits. P.S. Our 12 year old grand son bagged a not bad mule deer buck yesterday after school close to here.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:18 AM

I have done my own split rims for quite awhile, :o with some precautions of course. :D The tire store had a very agreeable gent who was a great instructor. For anyone to tackle these without some knowledge can lead to a disaster. With the ability to produce adequate strength rims without the keeper nowadays, they might become museum pieces. :unsure: In this area there are still hundreds rolling down the road every day, it mighty be awhile before they cease to exist.
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