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Posted: 07/24/19 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone heard of or have foam sprayed in your TT tires? Dealer convinced a friend of mine this is the way to go because he will never have a flat tire.


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Posted: 07/24/19 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll sell him some Nitrogen to put in them so he will be safer.
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Posted: 07/24/19 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tire manufacturers wouldn’t recommend this if it worked? How much did the dealer charge for this snake oil?


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Posted: 07/24/19 04:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forget anything a dealer tells you that isn't written down in legalese.

Ask a pro tire guy what he thinks of that idea (mine cusses if I bring up the subject).

And Bumpyroad, I horselaugh at the people selling N for tires. "but the O will leak out and the N wont!" sez they. Well since we all start with 80% N anyway, why not just refill when that pesky O leaks out and youll have almost 100% N eventually anyway. Duh.
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Foam filled tires can't be used on the highway. If he's looking to foam-fill a construction trailer that doesn't see highway speeds, then it's possible.


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I had the same initial reaction as carringb. I too didn't think you could use foam filled tires on highway speed tires. I do know on a UTV they prevent flats but, give a very rough ride as the tires are very unforgiving of logs, bumps, rocks, Etc.

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At my scrap facility we ran foam fille tires, in loaders and rock trucks, that never exceeded 30 mph.
Is that how you drive?

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Posted: 07/24/19 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Back when I worked construction our skidsteers and UTVs all ran foam tires. I couldn't imagine the rough ride going down the road on a set of rocks.

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Posted: 07/24/19 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes,
It's called Fix-a-Flat:

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I put Nitrogen in my tires every time I add air. For those of you who don't know, regular normal every day air that you breath and put in tires and pool toys and anything else is 78% Nitrogen


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