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Old 03-18-2017, 02:25 AM   #21
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well i went to agri supply and got a 20 inch long 3/4" drive and an 8 inch extension. maybe i need to use a cheater bar too.
my plan is to locally source a single used 225/70/19.5 to take the same position as the one with the bubble. my logic being that a used tire might match the size of its partner rolling right next to it better than a new tire, hopefully causing less heat and wear.
do i need to look for any specific kind of tire because it is a duelly? or will any used 225/70/19.5 do?
Match the load rating and speed rating.

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:59 AM   #22
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Everyone should know how to change a tire using hand tools. Some of you are still strong but not to many people can actually lift a large tire and wheel to mount it. Mechanics sure don't lift a heavy wheel into place unless it's with a pneumatic wheel lifter.

Any of us that actually drive long distances will eventually get a flat in a location where there is no service available. If you've got the right tools it's amazing what you can do when necessary. Even at my age I can still put a tire on a wheel with hand tools given enough time, but that practical experience comes from working in a gravel pit changing up to 27 tires per day. That included removing the tires from the rims and plugging the holes before remounting them. You can bet I didn't lift those dump truck tires onto the axles without a lever.
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:02 PM   #23
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I'm late reading this thread. All is good as long if you have one piece rims. If you have two or three piece rims, you're dealing with a different animal. Let us know if you have the oldies and I can talk you through those.
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:24 PM   #24
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how would i visually know the difference? im working on replacing my diesel pump now but within the next day or so i hope to have gathered all the knowledge/tools to take the bad tire off and replace it as well as do my leaky wheel seal. i still havent found a good tire yet tho. so what am i looking for that would tell me whether i have 1, 2, or 3 piece rims?
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Look at the edge of the wheel.

Two piece:



The gap in the ring is obvious on a two piece.



Three piece rim: There's a tool that makes it easy to pry the safety ring off.

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Old 03-18-2017, 08:16 PM   #26
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at least from the outside, my rims dont look like any of those pics. no split in my rims except in the middle where the two tires meet. it kind of looks like two rims were sandwiched together and the same bolts are holding both rims on.
i definately see load rating "f". i looked at the tire but couldnt find any thing labeled "speed rating". is it marked in code on the tire or is it something i have to look up?
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at least from the outside, my rims dont look like any of those pics. no split in my rims except in the middle where the two tires meet. it kind of looks like two rims were sandwiched together and the same bolts are holding both rims on.
i definately see load rating "f". i looked at the tire but couldnt find any thing labeled "speed rating". is it marked in code on the tire or is it something i have to look up?
Don't know where it is on your tires. But all tires have dot number. Somewhere on there it should say "max load" and "max pressure" and the speed rating is a letter.
https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/...e-descriptions
Here is a better explanation than I can give. Lol

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Tire DOT date codes are four digits. first two are the month, second two are the year.
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Tire DOT date codes are four digits. first two are the month, second two are the year.
First two are the WEEK. Second two the year. Sorry. Was late!
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:45 AM   #30
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I've never heard of speed ratings for truck tires. By truck I mean 20, 22.5, 24 and 24.5 tires. Something else to consider is a recap. I use Bandags. Those won't throw alligators. It's a glue process which is then set by heat. I've run those for thirty year s(obviously not the same tires) with no problems. The tread usually lasts longer than factory.

Goodyear may use the same process.

I wouldn't get rid of tires based solely on age. A cap shop can inspect them to determine if they're still good.
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