Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Central MS
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Putting a tube in a tubeless tire??
I've never had to do this or be in a situation where I would have to do this until now. I was traveling and had stopped to get some lunch. I knew that I needed some new tires soon, so I've been looking through the classifieds in the newspapers whenever I stop looking for some decent deals. Well, I came across a set of 4 BFG MTs KM 35x12.50x17 with 60-70% tread for $225 for the set. I called him up, and the guys girlfriend had bought him the newer BFG KM2s for their anniversary so he was selling these to get them out of his garage.
I was fairly close, so I asked if he had anyone else thinking about getting them. He had someone coming in about 1 hour. So I hauled you know what and got there before the other guy and snagged them really quick. I didn't have the time to inspect them really thoroughly before I left.
Well, turns out one of the tires has a cut in the sidewall. It's a pretty good sized one as well (about 1-1.5 inches). I called a local tire shop to see what could be done, and they said about the only thing would be to put a tube in it.
So, what are the problems with doing this? Safety? What about if I need to tow something? Will going off road be a problem?
I would just buy a new tire, but it looks like they have stopped producing them in this size. I've only been able to find them at one place online and they are backordered.
Thanks in advance guys.
RIP... Early 2004 2500, 305/555 motor, 48RE - Exhaust, Predator Extreme RKL, AirDog 150, Upgraded Tranny, Quadzilla Commander, HE351CW turbo
Last edited by nGoldenm; 03-03-2009 at 02:58 PM.