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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Does anyone know how much 23x8.50x12 tires weigh loaded with calcium?



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:46 PM

I know I've seen that posted somewhere Bob, but can't think where. Someone else will answer you shortly, Sorry !!



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:53 PM

Straight up water/antifreeze mix adds just about 50 lbs to the tire.  I'm not sure what the calcium would add.  Are you going to be using tubes?  Also there is a product called Rim-Guard that is much less corrosive and a bit heavier to boot, you might want to do a bit of research on it.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Does anyone know how much 23x8.50x12 tires weigh loaded with calcium?

 

90lbs each

 

I have an old set of 23x8.50x12 turf tires on rims that are loaded with calcium and really rusty, they are not leaking yet.


Edited by DH1, February 04, 2013 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:13 PM

CaCl2 = 11.86 lbs per US Gallon.

 

BUT, I wouldn't use calcium chloride, as it will rust your wheels big time!


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:17 PM

90lbs each

 

I have an old set of 23x8.50x12 turf tires on rims that are loaded with calcium and really rusty, they are not leaking yet.

Is the total tire weight 90 lbs?  Or you did a before and after comparison and you know it added 90 lbs to the tire.



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Is the total tire weight 90 lbs?  Or you did a before and after comparison and you know it added 90 lbs to the tire.

 

Total weight,

Tire + Rim + Calcium = 90lbs


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Everything you need to know about RimGaurd and other methods of adding weight to the wheels.

 

http://www.rimguard.biz/products/


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Total weight,

Tire + Rim + Calcium = 90lbs

Ok, I think my tires total weight after filling was around 75 lbs.  So adding CaCL gives an additional 15 or so lbs.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:34 PM

For some reason I was under the impression that Rim Guard was on the costly side to do. I used W.W. fluid in my rear tires but I have no idea how much they weigh.

 

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:58 PM

At my local JD dealer, Rim Guard cost me 3.90/gal. which included the installation.

 

I consider that fairly cheap if you consider the cost/hassle of doing it yourself with WW Fluid, plus the benefit of the extra weight.

 

My 26-12-12 tires took 10 gal each.  With Rim Guard at 11lb/gal and WW fluid at 8lb/gal that's an extra 30lb in each tire that I gained.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:26 PM

You cant get Rim Guard in the SOUTH..............been there done that............I told the woman I was going to drive up north and buy a 55 gallon drum full.........lol she kinda laughed.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:52 PM

Windshield works fairly well also.I put 7 gals ea in my 23x10.50 at 7.6 lbs per gl .

 

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Edited by larryd, February 04, 2013 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:36 PM

You cant get Rim Guard in the SOUTH..............been there done that............I told the woman I was going to drive up north and buy a 55 gallon drum full.........lol she kinda laughed.

 

Did you call the Rim Guard folks to see if there were any Rim Guard dealers in your area?

 

I think it would be odd it wouldn't be available down South.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Did you call the Rim Guard folks to see if there were any Rim Guard dealers in your area?

 

I think it would be odd it wouldn't be available down South.

Yep, I called them trying to find out how far I was going to have to drive.  I think the closest dealer that she had listed was in West Virginia somewhere.  I am going to Horicon Wisconsin in July, so I may find a dealer along my route and drop off a couple of sets of tires and pick them up on the way back home!

 

The temps in the south dont get cold enough and STAY cold long enough to warrant the RimGuard.  So much cheaper just to fill them with water and let it ride.






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