Loaded Tires Question
Posted February 11, 2015 - 03:50 PM
- MH81 said thank you
Posted February 12, 2015 - 11:26 AM
i have 6-12 on the rear so if a 23x10.50 takes 6 i should have enough
Posted February 12, 2015 - 12:56 PM
I have yet to load any of my tires. But when i put the new rears on my Ford 1500 was considering Rim Guard.
I recommend using "rimguard", (beet juice)'. It's 3lbs heavier than water and will not freeze or rust your wheels. Talk to an ag tire shop. If you can install it yourself I think my juice was 3 bucks a gallon.
At that time the nearest dealer installing Rim Guard I knew of was in Tipton, Ia. about 80 miles away.
I called the Rim Guard help line. They told me that there was a dealer Sully Co-op in Sully.Ia. same county I live in and only 15 miles away. He also told me that rim.guard would melt the glue that held the brass inserts in rubber valve stems and that I would need to install all metal valve stems in my wheels. Just something those considering Rim Guard should know. I think it would be worth the change. A farmer or businessman who can write off replacing wheels every 15-20 yrs as business expense could justify replacing wheels, but it can be a deal breaker for a hobbiest.
I passed up buying a Ford 1710 with a rebuilt motor because it needed all four wheels replaced due to calcium chloride erosion.
CC might have been ok when it was all that was available, but I hate the stuff.
Edited by JD DANNELS, February 12, 2015 - 01:02 PM.
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Posted February 12, 2015 - 06:05 PM
... He also told me that rim.guard would melt the glue that held the brass inserts in rubber valve stems and that I would need to install all metal valve stems in my wheels. Just something those considering Rim Guard should know. ...
I think that one of the reasons that the Rim Guard folks want you to call for dealer locations is so that they can pass that information on to you.
I am a firm believer in Rim Guard, and even if I'm not planning on having a particular set of tires filled with it, I still insist on metal valve stems just in case I change my mind later.
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 01:43 PM
I finally got the tire loaded an the chains on them a 6-12 tires takes just a little under 3 gallons to fill.
- HowardsMF155 said thank you