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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365888 Sun Jun 21 2020 11:54 PM
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Cool old truck! Firstly, you must run tubes with those wheels. I would not call them split rims... though some folks do. That is a wheel with a detachable ring. All 1-piece wheels, those that can mount tubeless tires, are drop-center. The wheels on your truck are not drop center, and the ring must be removed and replaced to mount/dismount tires. That's when it can get dangerous. As others said, tire shops familiar with big trucks and ag equipment will have experience with those kind of wheels. Of course, first you have to get them off of the truck. cool

Last edited by Frank50; Sun Jun 21 2020 11:57 PM.

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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365891 Mon Jun 22 2020 12:41 AM
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Thanks for the information.

Is this what I have? I just want to get my information correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFvWt8OqTc


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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365911 Mon Jun 22 2020 02:07 AM
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How about a close up picture of your wheels so we can see if you have Lock Ring, Split Ring or Split Rim...my guess is you have Lock Ring (the removable ring is NOT split, it's a complete circle). If I'm right those rims are still serviceable by a big truck tire shop.

The smaller size 700-20", 750-20 truck tires are hard to find in a M/S Traction tread, but the Hwy/Steer tires are available.

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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
Mike B #1365922 Mon Jun 22 2020 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike B
How about a close up picture of your wheels so we can see if you have Lock Ring, Split Ring or Split Rim...my guess is you have Lock Ring (the removable ring is NOT split, it's a complete circle). If I'm right those rims are still serviceable by a big truck tire shop.

The smaller size 700-20", 750-20 truck tires are hard to find in a M/S Traction tread, but the Hwy/Steer tires are available.

Mike B smile


Here you go. I went over to the shop and they are not the same as the video. No split ring.

Here are pics of front wheel and then the back side dually wheel. Hopefully this helps.

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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365933 Mon Jun 22 2020 06:54 AM
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Those are 2-piece Lock Ring wheels, the outer bead on the front wheels is removable by deflating the tire, pushing the outer ring in and then finding the two spots on the ring that don't have the lock flange (they're 180* apart from each other) and working that non-flange area off of the rim lip. These wheels are still in serviceable.

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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365945 Mon Jun 22 2020 12:51 PM
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It looks like you have the same type as on my 46 COE. The three piece with the lock ring on the outside of the flater side of the rim, no notches. These are also serviceable. Only the RH-5 Firestone wheel with the lock ring in the center of the wheel are the true widow makers and should never be used. If you get tires mounted on these rims, it's best have your tire guy disassemble and then pick them up to clean and prime them on the inside, keep all the parts together for each wheel.

Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
Chris's 46 / 515 #1365960 Mon Jun 22 2020 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris's 46 / 515
It looks like you have the same type as on my 46 COE. The three piece with the lock ring on the outside of the flater side of the rim, no notches. These are also serviceable. Only the RH-5 Firestone wheel with the lock ring in the center of the wheel are the true widow makers and should never be used. If you get tires mounted on these rims, it's best have your tire guy disassemble and then pick them up to clean and prime them on the inside, keep all the parts together for each wheel.

Three Piece?

So I went to two tractor places and GSR gave me the best quote. 1600+ for 7 tires....that is tires, tubes mounted and balanced. Is that that a good price or should I keep shopping?

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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365961 Mon Jun 22 2020 04:50 PM
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That is a great price in my opinion but see what others say.
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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365962 Mon Jun 22 2020 05:06 PM
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That's not bad. I paid $400 several years ago for 2 750x20's mounted with new flaps and tubes made in china. I had to get them balanced later, It's important on the front I found out! The third piece is just a skinny lock ring.

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Re: Questions about tires and stock rims...
lifeChase #1365963 Mon Jun 22 2020 05:19 PM
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Thanks....

Last questions and I think I have all the info to proceed forward.

I didn't get a reply so I assume this style rim was not created later for tubeless tires. Even if the rim is larger 22.5 but still look the same would work. If yes they were please include a make model and year vehicle and if that rim has a specific "style" name include that. Anything that will help me search for it on ebay and other.

I am ignorant on all this and all the searches on the internet talk about is bikes when you type tube vs tubeless tires ect.

I would like to hear from people running tube tires like these. Do you regret not upgrading? Pros/Cons for tube or tubeless tires.

Can these tires handle some horsepower? I don't plan on using it as a farm truck but I also don't plan on putting it on a race track but I would like to have some power.

Anything you can add to help me with my choice is appreciated.

Last edited by lifeChase; Mon Jun 22 2020 05:20 PM.

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