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Split rims?

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I always called split rims the type that lock in the center of the rim, a true two piece rim. I think it is against the law even for tire stores to mess with them. The others I called lock ring, the rim is one piece and you put the out ring on to hold the tire on, ring is like the bead of a regular rim. They are all killers if done wrong. A local used tire guy had a man come in with a tire mounted on the rim, just wanted it changed out on the truck. It was a lock ring, already aired up. He was sliding it on when the ring let go, didn't kill him right away but took a few years to get back to 50%, then died a few years later. Never really know I guess, just be careful.

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Yes the true split rims are the ones that center lock and they are illegal as you cannot be certain if they actually lock. the 2 and 3 piece lock ring rims are safer as you can see if the ring drops into the groove or not.

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