Tube and tubless tires swaped on tube and tubeless rims

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  1. Down South

    Down South Senior Member

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    I got a guy telling me you can swap them no problem, just run a tube on the tube rim.

    This is crazy right?

    DS
     
  2. chevychase

    chevychase Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    You can put a tubeless valve in a tube rim put a tire on it . there is no difference in tires.
    They do not know what rim they are on. Is this what your asking mr. ds.
     
  3. Down South

    Down South Senior Member

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    To start this off 30 years or so ago when tubeless became common, I was told by the biggest ( of 3) tire guy in town that you couldn't swap its all different.

    Now this involves tractors and specifically front end loaders. The old days you put old 7.00 6 ply truck tires on your tractor for cheap and loaders 7.50x16 (6 or 8) cause it was best ( wider heaver duty) all are tube type.

    I know tube type have 5 degree rim walls, thicker bead area and a slightly different shape than tubeless and usually a flap and tube..

    Tubeless have 15 degree rim walls, thinner bead area and more rounded beads.

    I got a great pic showing both from a pdf file on a word doc but cant figure how to get it so i can post.

    I talked to the #2 tire shop in a much bigger town and they say Maybe, they would have to look at what i got.
    I told them a tractor and still maybe they would have to see, couldn't tell me what they look for.

    Now most tractor rims are 4.5 wide, you can get 5.5" imagine putting a 235/85/16 tubeless ( normally 6-6.5 wide rim) on a 4.5 or 5.5 wide tube rim.

    The point is its hard to find the old tube truck tires in decent condition.

    DS
     
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm Full Member

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    as far as i can recollect the only diff was a hole to let the air out on tube loader rim(between the rim and tube)...smaller truck tires didn't need it as the air would come out around the valve stem
     
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    leolkfrm Full Member

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    i'm running 245-16 truck tires from my 2500 on my backhoe front with out any problems for 3yrs
     

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