How to Mount Split Rims?

Answer A split rim describes a wheel rim that uses an additional locking ring in the bead to help seat and hold the tire in place. Trucks of older vintage use split rims, as well as newer trucks designed ... Read More »

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How to Change Split Rims?

Military and industrial vehicles use a split rim to hold the tires. The split rim design allows for sturdier tires to be mounted on vehicles. The split rim can be dangerous if the tire is over infl... Read More »

How to Remove Split Rims?

The wheels on large vehicles are made in two pieces. This type of wheel is called a split rim. It has a wheel with a lower bead but no upper bead. The upper bead is a ring that holds the tire onto ... Read More »

How to Change Tires on Split Rims?

Split rim tires use a locking ring on the outer bead of the rim to hold the tire in place. One-piece tires use a fixed bead. Split rims allow a relatively quick repair that you can do on the side o... Read More »

Tire Tools for Split Rims?

Changing tires that have old or new style split rim designs can be a challenging and dangerous task, especially if you have never done it before. Certain precautions must be followed to avoid accid... Read More »