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Old 08-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #15
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I have 65 Boles Aero with new tires on original split rims- PLEASE do not bother telling me why they are so horrible. The tires are on, i am keeping them.

I've researched it pretty well, all over the world people use splits on modern vehicles when they don't live in a place with a tire store on the corner.

My question is, am i the only one here?



I am not picking a fight.

But, if your choice is already made, why are you are still seeking vindication here?


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Old 08-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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You were misinformed.

Airstream last used split rims, as I recall, in the very late 50's.

A split rim has an outer ring that is removeable, so that the tire can easily be removed.

There is a definite split in that ring with about a 1/4 inch gap.

Check out your axles, since you have a 75.

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Both my 61 and 64 had split rims. The 69 did not so my guess is they were abandoned in the mid 60's.

We had a family member seriously injured by a split rim. They belong in the scrap pile
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #17
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I am not picking a fight.

But, if your choice is already made, why are you are still seeking vindication here?


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Not seeking vindication. I have found people online who kept them for the DIY aspect, or because modern rims do not exist (really old trucks). I was just curious if there were any fans among the Airstream community.

Airstreams are certainly more capable of going way off the beaten path where DIY tire repair might be a plus.

Thanks for indulging me.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #18
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DIY tire repair can mostly be accomplished with a simple plug and some compressed air.


With out even dismounting the wheel from the axle.....

I carry both.

Not the best solution, but neither is a split rim.

I had a very good childhood friend permanently disabled by a split rim. He knows it is daylight, just not always sure which day.


Good luck with whatever is your choice.

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