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Dellb

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Wed 15 Aug 18 17:15

Tyres


Hi All
I am thinking of putting tubes in my new tyres, because the 1980 C3 rims are now 38 years old (albeit they look in pristine condition).
Has anybody got experience of this?


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curious bystander

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Thu 16 Aug 18 09:43

Re: Tyres


It's not recommended to put inner tubes in radial tyres because the internal ribbing rubs on the tube causing friction and heat build up. Info. on google search


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Daytona Vette

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Thu 16 Aug 18 11:30

Re: Tyres


I have not heard of a C3 stock alloy having material degredation that causes the wheel to be porous.

If you are losing air from a tyre you need to address the cause and not by inner tubes.

No, not a good idea, to run tubes, many moons ago, I once got conned into it, on a Range Rover that was supposedly running tubeless on tyres meant for tubes (rim edges can be different for tubed / tubeless tyres)

I paid for the process of fitting the 4 tubes, re-balancing and buying the tubes - Two weeks later following two full deflations caused by inner friction, I was back paying again saying take them out and put some tubeless valves back in.


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roscobbc

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Thu 16 Aug 18 12:02

Re: Tyres


Might be worthwhile looking further in to age of tyres - older tyres would certainly have a potential for degrading materials and possible loss or pressure.



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