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#1 TimW OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 12:28 PM

I have several of the early GT's with the two piece from rims.  Does all two piece rims need tubes or can they hold with just tires?

 

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Oooops, it should have said "front" rims.



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Posted August 05, 2014 - 01:49 PM

All the 2 piece that I've seen, needed a tube. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 02:42 PM

All the 2 piece that I've seen, needed a tube. Good Luck, Rick

I agree.  I tried it once and air always seems to seep out between the 2 pieces.  I bet if you wanted to be creative and take the chance, you could probably coat the 2 pieces once bolted back together (where the 2 pcs meet) with tire sealer then let it harden up before filling the tire so that you don't spread it with the pressure.  Another idea would be to fill it with tire Slime........good luck


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 03:21 PM

The only 2 piece rims I've seen that can be tubeless are on the old Honda ATC's of yesteryear.  They had a recess that held an o-ring between the halves.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 04:25 PM

The only 2 piece rims I've seen that can be tubeless are on the old Honda ATC's of yesteryear.  They had a recess that held an o-ring between the halves.

I'll bet that made those fat tires easy to change. 



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Posted August 05, 2014 - 09:07 PM

I had a guy who had a Gravely walk behind with dual turf tires.  He had the classic Gravely split rims.  To make the long story short, he had a locust tree and those thorns kept eating tubes.  He couldn't keep tubes in those tires.

 

He came to me and I sold him new rims and I made a thick rubber gasket to go between them. 

 

He has never had a tube in that tractor since. 

 

I think he does run a variation of Slime in the tire, though, to stop up locust thorn holes.

 

Ben W.


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