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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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tubes in tires

i have a set of 38.5x15 gumbo monster mudders. one tire will go flat over a day. it looses are through the side wall. the tire has weather checking. i was wondering about running a tube in it. any idea where i would go about finding one? I'm guessing ill have to run a Ag tube. also i drive this truck down the road. I've had people tell me its fine while other say its bad. has anyone had experience doing this? i would great appreciate your knowledge!
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Q: I have been told not to install a tube into a radial tire, but no one knows why. Can you tell me if it is not good practice to install a tube in a radial tire?

A: It is a bad idea to put a tube into any tubeless tire. Tubeless tires have a considerably more robust construction than tube tires, which need the help of a tube of air to maintain sidewall stability and air pressure.

If we put a tube into a tubeless tire, there will be huge amounts of friction between the side of the tube and the inner liner of the tire. With every rotation, the sidewall will flex and rub against the tube. Friction equals heat. Heat is the ultimate enemy of tires, especially sidewalls. They are the weakest point of construction. Eventually the result will be BANG!


No!!! And tires with that much weather checking shouldn't be on the road anyways !! I wouldn't trust them
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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well i don't have much of a choise. i wouldn't be running them if i did. i have no job. and my other truck took a crap. know one near me on here has any for sale. or won't separate the rims. so I'm stuck driving the mud truck to find a job and would need to drive it for at lest two weeks or until i find something else.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #5
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Most "safe" bet now would be to run a sealant/slime in them to try and slow it down.

And carry a pump with you!
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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and run it on the rear so if it blows or goes flat you don't kill a bus load of nuns.

edit: you may have to drill your rim with this one so it fits the larger valve stem.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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Most "safe" bet now would be to run a sealant/slime in them to try and slow it down.

And carry a pump with you!
you know I've never tried that. I've always hated when i had to change customers tires and it had it in their. but ill give that a try first. and half of my tool box is my on bored air set up so I'm good their.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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Oh yeah our tire guys dread the shit too, but hey if its helps it helps.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #9
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Replace the tire with a used one.

That leak is not going to get better. Eventually you are going to be driving and it will blow possibly costing you a rim in the process or worse.
Do you have a spare? Even having the stock one will let you limp it home.
Not having a spare on hand means that your looking at a tow bill on top of any rim, body, or accident that may result when that 38" tire blows.

If this was a trail only rig then yea just inflate it until you cut it on something and can not plug it anymore. But, on something that will see speeds over 30 with that large of a tire it is going to blow and will no doubt cost you more then just the tire.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #10
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i have a 35 inch spare on the front. only problem with replacing it is chance are i won't find another tire that won't do the same. they haunt made those tires in a long time.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #11
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What bolt pattern? i could trade you a set of tires and wheels.

Depending on your distance to interviews, your fuel economy and safety reasons you could probably get something different and smaller to run and not cost or even save you money.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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5x 5.5 i have them posted for sale on here. but for some resin when i go to pm some one it won't let me. but i am on my phone. id like a set of 35's
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