16 split rims tire 7.50/16 an option

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  1. Doctor do Little

    Doctor do Little

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    Most of our ever build vintage 45s have come with this combitanion.
    Even today the J7 come with split rims and 7.50/16.
    Front tyres 7.50R16-8 5.50F
    Rear tyres 7.50R16-8 5.50F
    Tyre type Radial


    Picture shows the shoes of a new HZJ78-RJMRS-S13 - Land Cruiser 78 Hardtop 13 seater
    [​IMG]

    Just an option .....:)
    Cheers Peter
     
  2. whitey45

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    Too bad they are 5 lug!
     
  3. Living in the Past

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    Unless these are lighter is there any advantage of these over the 16" split rims Toyota used for years on the six lug rims? Those are fairly easy to find. Have a clean set I stored away years ago just in case I wanted to run them my 45. This was in the days before Mud and eBay. Didn't realize how these would change everything and would be so easy to find items I thought were rare.
     
  4. Doctor do Little

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    Just ordered
    5 new 7.50R16-85. 50F shoes
    in Europe.
    They have still some new inkl. tubes from refitting never used
    virgin :)
    Cheers Peter

     
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    I have a set of split rims. They are in good shape. I’m planning on running some 255/85/16s on them on my Pig one day.

    I need a tutorial on how they break down. My local tractor tire shop said they would mount anything. They have a cage. I just would like to know how they work. I think they break down different than American splits.
     
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    Nolan,

    They are super simple and not deadly if you use common sense. Google Aussie split rim removal, there used to be some great outback videos. I have been mounting them for years without issue. I just air them up super slow and check that the ring is seated.
     
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    Nolan, we have a technical car inspection -all two years in Germany- and this inspection only allows 235/85/16s tyres on 5,5 rims.
    Personally I would´nt drive a tyre wider than 235 on these rims....
    but that`s me :)
    Cheers Peter
     
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    Good morning Mr.Mississipi ...
    take your cup of coffee in the left or right hand .... and move your mouse to minute 9:38
     
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    So once the air is out and the pressure is off you just pry the outer rim off.

    Seems straight forward.
     
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    Nolan .... Peter the racing 45 [​IMG] .....
    ....again
    TGS Technical Corner - Replacing a Split Rim
     
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    That looks really simple. I’m not sure why everyone cries about them

    I used to mount beadlocks and 200# 40” tires all the time.
     
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    double
     
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    Back to the 7.50/16 tyres
    understanding the tyre markings

     
  14. SuperDuperCruizer

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    It's not bad at all @wngrog . I saw your splits for sale that you have posted a while back and wanted to buy them. Someone had a set of 6 for a ridiculously cheap price and delivered them to my door step to boot. So, I couldn't pass up the deal even though yours appeared to be in very good condition.

    Land Cruiser Heaven powder coated them for me using RAL code 7043 (I like it a tad darker than stock) and they turned out great. These are going to the 45Lv project. I'll probably mount the same set of tires I have on my BJ42 rims in the video below.

    I posted a video of me performing the most difficult and final step of locking the ring in place here (not very difficult at all as you can see):



    I wouldn't recommend using a bucket like I did in the video. You need something to set the rims on so the tires aren't hitting the ground. Wrapped a chain around the tire through the hub opening while I was inflating and seating the tire bead as a safety precaution.
     
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