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#1 poncho62 ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 06:35 PM

I went and bought 8 gallons of -50F plumbing antifreeze this morning to put in my rear tires for weight this winter.........Since it rarely gets below -20 around here, I figure I can add some water for extra weight....2 questions

How much fluid will a 8'50x23.5x12 tire hold?

How much water can I add and still get about -30F protection?

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 07:26 PM

As for the ratio / mix, I can't find anything, but on tractorsmart.com, I found a chart of water qty's weights. At 75% full, it says 6 gal per tire, added weight: 50lbs each (again, Water). Hope this helps - MH81

Edited by MH81, August 30, 2010 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 11:27 PM

Here is a another option that is also non-corrosive and is heavier than water.
Rim Guard - Liquid Tire Ballast
It is right in the range of chloride.
Just another thought.

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 04:48 PM

Hi,

How do you add the liquid? Do you remove the valve stem? I have wanted to fill my tires on my sub-compact but wasn't sure how to go about doing it. Is there a special tool or device?

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 04:59 PM

I found a tool that hooks to a garden hose and screws into the valve stem.(Core Removed)
Turn hose on and push water into tire.
Turn hose off and release air.
Repeat until tire is full.
We used it to fill tire on demo car in my younger days.
Check with some one in your area that loads tires.

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 06:25 PM

I just break the bead on one side of the tire (valve stem side), lay it flat and pour the fluid in....pull up on the tire to partially seal it....then, re-inflate with a bit of air.

I ended up putting 5 gal of plumbing antifreeze and 1 gal of water....total 50 lbs in each tire.......lots better traction on wet grassy hills.....will see how it is in the snow




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