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installing an inertube in a tubeless tire

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Seventy4Blazer, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    what do i have to do to SAFELY put an innertube in some hummer tires? talc powder in it like on a bicycle? i know i have to patch any holed the tire has. i have a set of hummer tires that have holes in the sidewall. i want to put them on my wifes 76 jimmy. in a safe way i want her to be able to drive down the road on a day to day basis. grease the tubes with a waterbased lube? or just throw the tubes in there and mount the tire?
    i know somebody knows... LEMME KNOW PLEASE!!
    he he, Grant
     
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    <font color="green"> Just my opinion, but I wouldn't put a tire on my wife's car that had a hole big enough in the sidewall to need a tube. If you are going to do it, just use talc. </font color>
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    no no, theese are cactus hole. nothing bigger than a large pin hole. i am going to try to patch them, but i just want to know if it doesnt hold that i have to go "find" new tires.
    thanks for the help. Grant
     
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    they used talc on mine and then my rims were crap so they wrapped em in duck tape to keep the rough spots from rubbing a hole.

    just my .02
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    k, just out of curosity what size tire did you do it on?
    Grant
     
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    just a 33. i dont have a lift yet so thats all i can fit. They used a tractor innertube. just fyi. it had kinds long valve stem 2 1/2 or 3 " easy to get to though.

    nathan
     
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    yeah, thats what i am looking at for tubes. how long has it lasted?
    do you think it is safe enough to drive on for a long period of time?
    Grant
     
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    Anybody turns up a reasonable priced tube for 42x15s, let me know. They want around $70 each for the ones I found.
     
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    he he he, russ... HA HA HA, your a smurf again... /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif



    sorry man..... what size you looking at? i am going to mount the tires tomorrow. i need one more, then i have the set i need. 37's in back, 33's in front... yeah, itll look funny, at first.
    Grant
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Heh, yeah... I just found that out when I couldn't get in the Bloody Knuckle. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Has it been a year?!! Wow! Oh well, I'm out of town for the next 2 weeks, I'll probably re-up when I get home...

    As for the tubes, I need anything that will hold up to a 42x15 just enough to get it off the trail. I would buy 2 if found at a decent price. I'm running on borrowed time, even 42" TSLs can loose a side wall once in a while... I also need to get some boot material just in case. I've got wire, can make do for an awl, but without a tube I'm going to be SOL if/when it happens. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    i have been driving on mine for a year now. I had em rub 2 leaks but they were slow leaks. i patched it with tape and no problem sense.

    nathan
     
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    ok, thanks. so far i got one mounted. lets see how well it holds pressure.
    Grant
     
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    where did you find these tubes?
     

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