Why split rims get a bad name

Submitted: Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:47
ThreadID: 70240 Views:2678 Replies:5 FollowUps:4
This Thread has been Archived
Got some tyres fitted up to my splitties and yesterday morning noticed i had a flat.

Performed a post mortem and the first thing i noticed was i couldnt pull the rust band out. It didnt feel like rubber and it was atached to the tube. i finally worked the tube and rustband apart (bear in mind they were fitted a fortnight ago)

and replaced the tube with an MRF tube. First thing i noticed was the difference in weight of the 2 tubes.

I discovered the hole but could find no spike in the tyre. Even laying the tube on the tyre the way it came out i could find no spike.
i concluded a little bit of grit had warn the wafer thin tube through or something.

its my fault I knew its false economy scrimping on rustbands and tubes - but the tyre shops dont have anything else
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:54

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:54
Buy Michelin tubes !!!
I used to "Mr tube" brand and had numerous flats.
Started using michelin tubes and the flats stopped.
Stan
Living is a journey,it depends on where you go !
VKS 737 mobile 0049 selcall 0049

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 372311

Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 13:06

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 13:06
yea the dunlop ones are ok as well
0
FollowupID: 639556

Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 14:36

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 14:36
I don't think the Koreans ever did work out how to make a tube.
AnswerID: 372313

Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 14:53

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 14:53
That's the secret with split rims, clean the inside of the casing then good quality rust bands and tubes!

As Phil hinted, tubes appear to have escaped the Koreans. A bit like the air in their tubes.

Geoff

Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 372315

Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 20:57

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 20:57
HAhahahahahahahaha!

Another crack up!!

Cheers Axle.
0
FollowupID: 639618

Reply By: Whitepony - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 15:09

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 15:09
Nothing worse then changing a flat that isn't really a puncher, we call them Korean condoms. Had a batch of them on a desert trip running low tyre pressures, they kept melting and spiting along the seams.
AnswerID: 372317

Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 15:35

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 15:35
make sure your new tyres dont have any stickers on their inside...mate had 4 flats alternatively from 4 cooper stickers inside the 4 tyres....
Andrew
b4 you bag me out, walk a mile in my shoes, then your a mile away and have my shoes :)

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: Bt50/Ranger Speedy grande2 18x8 alloys (x4), Landcruiser 200 series/100 series 4 alloy rims with tyres and nuts GC

AnswerID: 372322

Follow Up By: Crackles - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 17:46

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 17:46
BFG have stickers too that can puncture tubed tyres.
Cheers Craig.............
0
FollowupID: 639578

Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 20:48

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 20:48
na no stickrs - there 2nd handys i picked up for not much

- I would have bought proper tubes and fitted them myself but they needed balancing so being lazy i got the tyre shop to fit them up
0
FollowupID: 639614

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)