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  • Wheels: tubeless?

    Howdy all,
    Been searching the archives but still uncertain about this..
    Am I able to run tubeless with the 6-lug Budd 7.00x16 wheels on my '56 2E-12? I feel like the answer is no, but just not sure. Seems to be conflicting answers out there.

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    Thanks!

  • #2
    it would be best not to......
    However, I am running Tubeless Radial Tires on my 2R5 in the front.
    Are these the old Split Rim Wheels?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mrs K Corbin View Post
      it would be best not to......
      However, I am running Tubeless Radial Tires on my 2R5 in the front.
      Are these the old Split Rim Wheels?
      I just got the truck in Jan and have never seen the rims naked yet.. so, no idea. It's wearing radials now and from the looks of the valve stems I suspect there's tubes in there but I'm not sure.
      Putting a set of Firestone bias-ply on it soon.

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      • #4
        If it came with tubes, I'd put tubes back in. should have done that myself, but I so far have had decent luck with tires, other than the fact that they rot before they wear.

        You may have trouble finding someone to break those down if they are split rims. Also they really need to use a cage when putting air back in if they are. There is a reason Split rims are called "Widow Makers"...

        I've done a couple myself, but I always put the tire under the truck when inflating to keep the explosion to a minimum if it blew apart.

        Post a close up picture of the wheel/tire combo on the front, maybe we can figure out what they are.

        A good old time tire shop can tell you tho.

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        • #5
          When I go swimming.................I always go tubeless!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            I enlarged the photo, and I am fairly positive that they are split rims. If you order new tubes with your tires, you should also consider getting new flaps as well. They are a heavy rubber liner that goes between the rim and the tube to keep it from rubbing a hole through. You can find them in all of the vintage tire sites. Some times the old ones are still useable, but your new tires should last years, so new flaps will age equally. Most truck shops will still mount tires on split rims, without an issue.

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            • #7
              Probably Skinny Dipping too!

              Originally posted by Treblig View Post
              When I go swimming.................I always go tubeless!!!!!!!!

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