Tubed or tubeless ?

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 14:54
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I have a new set of Dunlop SP Road Gripper F's sitting around . I read in one thread that they are a tubed tyre, but on a Dunlop site that they are tubeless. I cant see it written on the tyre, which is it ? Or do they come in 2 flavours ?
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 14:57

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 14:57
Toyota always fits them with tubes on split rims. i've never looked to see what was written on the walls.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:28

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:28
Thanks Peter, that's what I'd thought until I saw the Singapore site of Goodyear. Perhaps I've made a mistake.
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Reply By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:38

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:38
I think you'll find they are a tubed tyre. Mine are. They will generally have tubeless written on the sidewall otherwise but then again I'm not a tyre expert :)))))
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:44

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:44
I prefer to listen to those who actually use things , rather than so called "experts" pushing their own income.
Looks like I will end up with a set of tubed tyres and a set of tubeless. Now this should be fun...NOT.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:50

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 15:50
hahahaha just be careful when you use that tyre plug repair thingy.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 16:58

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 16:58
I havent got to that stage yet. I've only just mastered the black (or is that back) art of repairing a tyre and tube on a split.
I've been told about the doggy things you have to carry to repair tubeless. Sounds a bit ikky. Sealing the rim also sounds like fun. Oh joy oh rupture !
Still, they do tell me that tubeless have less punctures. Of course that was before I came along ............
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:22

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:22
You're ahead of me then mate. I keep putting it off till I make a final decision whether to stick with tubed/splits or move into 'high tech' alloys/tubeless :))))))) Something tells me my back will probably make that decision for me providing the Chancellor of the Exchequer agrees.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:31

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:31
I had two blowouts on the last trip, both crook tubes. The last one had me in a pickle as fixing it wasn't an option with a crook knee that had developed. I have a funny feeling that neither would have happened with tubeless.
I'll go for steel rims that can take either. That way if I cant reseal a tyre I can bung a tube in it to get me mobile.
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 21:05

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 21:05
What size are they ! This really makes a difference ....
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:39

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:39
Steve, 235's.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 21:50

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 21:50
Well I have seen tyres that say tube type and ones that say tubeless but these say neither. Personally I would be VERY surprised if an 8 ply radial should have to run a tube
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:50

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:50
Footloose,

If the tyres are on split rims then they have to have a tube or all the air will escape.
A spit rim has two parts to the wheel and they are not sealed.
If the tyres are on a steel or alloy wheel, one piece, then you have the option, tube or tubeless
Most of the tyres fitted these day are tubeless.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:00

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:00
Wayne, these tyres didn't come on rims, they were a gift. As they have tubes, I naturally assumed that they were made for splitz. However, checking the specs on the site given returned "tubeless" . Now I have some tubeless tyres and they have this info on the tyre casing. The tyre casing of these does not mention tubed or tubeless.
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:07

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:07
Guys, thanks for your help. The tyre info I referred to is here. Am I reading something wrongly ?

http://www.dunloptyres.com.hk/e/tyres-oem-4wd.html
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Follow Up By: Russ - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:02

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:02
Footloose,
Had these on our Hi Lux, with tubes. Got 90k out of first set and heading in the same direction before we sold it on the 2nd. Great Tyre.

Down side, kept doing tubes with the split rims as water gets in them and rim rusts, rust builds up and chafes the tube.

"Prickle"
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:26

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:26
I can relate to the rust n rims. Tyre places don't like having to get the steel brush out, do they.
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