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Old 12-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Split ring Wheels

Why they are bad.

Might be the cheapest tire he could buy but I would be on those dangerous split ring wheels. There is a reason shops have a cage when you air them up.



A tire explosion flying two men into the air was captured on tape. A truck driver bought a new tire for his truck in a store, and decided to have the old tire repaired next store. While the truck driver was having his old tire repaired at this repair shop, the CCTV was running next store, capturing the whole tragic event. The repairman was pronounced dead while the driver was sent to ICU.
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It is incredible how much energy is stored in a tire. Split rims are bad but any rim or tire can fail. When I was a kid I was driving a tractor along side a combine when a 1/2" x 6" piece of the big combine tire rim let go. Talk about an explosion. There was a folding ladder that hung down over the tire, it flipped the ladder up and wedged it in the door opening of the combine, right where we would stand and ride along once in awhile. We had to use a chain and a tractor to pull the ladder out of the doorway.

I still cringe when I air up a tire.
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It is incredible how much energy is stored in a tire. Split rims are bad but any rim or tire can fail. When I was a kid I was driving a tractor along side a combine when a 1/2" x 6" piece of the big combine tire rim let go. Talk about an explosion. There was a folding ladder that hung down over the tire, it flipped the ladder up and wedged it in the door opening of the combine, right where we would stand and ride along once in awhile. We had to use a chain and a tractor to pull the ladder out of the doorway.

I still cringe when I air up a tire.
Ha! I blew a bicycle tire when I was young airing it up. Even a bike tire.

As an adult when I do auto tires I always stoop to the side.
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Thanks for the reminder Pote .

I also know of a man now brain damaged as a result of
a truck rim blow-out . He will never be the same again .

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