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#1 Nxt2doc OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:48 AM

So the Deestone's are ordered and I'm considering filling them with washer fluid. About how much do you thing I will need to fill a set of 23x8.50-12's. Five gallons a tire be enough? Really don't know.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Calls for 5 1/2 gallons per tire, but might be slightly less for the Deestones.  5 gallon per would be fine.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 11:23 AM

About how much weight would that add?



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 11:33 AM

About how much weight would that add?

  

5 gallons is roughly 41 1/2 lbs, X 2 wheels would add 83 pounds total.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Water based fluids are roughly 8 lbs./gal. so you are looking at 40 lbs. per tire.

 

Personally, I'd recommend Rim Guard.

 

It's a beet juice based product and weighs roughly 11 lbs./gal.  That would give you 55 lbs. per tire.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Water based fluids are roughly 8 lbs./gal. so you are looking at 40 lbs. per tire.

 

Personally, I'd recommend Rim Guard.

 

It's a beet juice based product and weighs roughly 11 lbs./gal.  That would give you 55 lbs. per tire.

But at what cost?  And where is it available? 



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 12:52 PM

The cost seems to vary from dealer to dealer.

 

At the JG dealer just a couple of miles from me it @ 3.60?Gal which includes putting it into the tires.

 

As for dealer locations, they don; publish them. The really want you to call them for locations.

 

http://www.rimguard.biz/


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 01:13 PM

But at what cost?  And where is it available? 

 

Check with your nearest JD dealer, I'm pretty sure Schenkelberg carries it. My friend bought a new JD and finally got it in July (Worthington, MN) and got the tires loaded. Salesman told him they are sending 80-90% of new and used tractors out the door with the rims loaded. Apparently JD hasn't realized steel prices tanked, and their wheel weights shouldn't be priced like they're made of brass. 



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 01:16 PM

Price is real reasonable considering that is installed price.  I would sure use it if it is available close enough.  Going to check with a young guy that has a large tire shop, and that is all he deal in is tires, any size, shape or form.  Might be something he would be interested in.  Thanks for the info.



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 01:22 PM

I am not a fan of JD.  They are way to proud of their green paint.  I have a JD F525 front deck mower.  The deck drive belt from JD is $118.  It is $60 from NAPA.  JD also sells Stihl chain saws, but they have to order everything as they stock nothing but the sign.  One of their mechanics buys his stuff from another Stihl dealer and pays retail which is cheaper then through his dealer with a discount.  So what does that tell you.  Nothing runs like a deer  - - or smells like a John.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 02:14 PM

Check the Rim guard web site, they seem to be adding dealers left and right.
When I first got interested in their product, the nearest dealer was in Tipton (near Iowa City) a fur piece down the road.
Last year when I was debating new tires for my 1500, I checked and Sully COOP ABOUT 14 miles away (and my LP supplier has it.
So there may be a dealer closer than you think.

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 02:24 PM

If you can't get a good price on the rimguard or find a dealer , TSC always puts their Travellers RV fluid up for sale this time of year for $3 a gallon. 5 gallons a tire should fill them. That's what I used.



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:46 PM

I am not a fan of JD.  They are way to proud of their green paint.  I have a JD F525 front deck mower.  The deck drive belt from JD is $118.  It is $60 from NAPA.  JD also sells Stihl chain saws, but they have to order everything as they stock nothing but the sign.  One of their mechanics buys his stuff from another Stihl dealer and pays retail which is cheaper then through his dealer with a discount.  So what does that tell you.  Nothing runs like a deer  - - or smells like a John.


I'm a stayin neutral on the colors and all, but I gotta say that last sentence was damn funny!!!!!!!

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 07:47 PM

My 23x10.50 took 6 gals washer fluid per side
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Posted September 20, 2015 - 06:57 AM

I know locally there is one big dealer by my in laws that has rim guard in stock




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