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Re: unfimiliar rims

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10-15-2012 14:16:21

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They are commonly called split rims, whatever you say. Your wealth of knowledge is easily overrun by your insistance on correcting every percieved error that anyone happens to post. I could really care less because 99% of the people that I know would describe those rims as "split rims" regardless of whatever the manufacturer described them as 70 years ago, or you do today. I don't need your lectures.

I fully understand the dangers they pose, a very talented, salt-of the-earth type of guy I used to know had his head torn off by one of those rings about 10 years ago.

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10-15-2012 18:14:03

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 Re: unfimiliar rims in reply to RickB, 10-15-2012 14:16:21  
Hello Rick , 3 sentences is not a lecture and I have no idea what your knowledge is either or even how long you have been around equipment but the poster did not even realize his ring was not fully seated and while the danger of being hurt is not very high because of the low amount of air pressure in his tire he still should know about it and the correct type of rim he has . While some guy who doesn't know better changing a tire on a Lock Ring Rim may not be a big deal but the same guy changing a tire on a true split rim it could also be his last tire change for life , joining the guys we already have known killed by these rims . There is still plenty of homemade farm trailers out there with these type of rims on them and if one guy sees that and says I wonder if those are the killer rims he just may live to see another day . Tony

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