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    Need tubes for TSL Swampers

    I have a set of 4 TSL Super Swampers 39.5x15x16.5. The 2 rears in decent condition hold air no prob, but the 2 fronts(worn down quite a bit more) have both gone flat on me since I got them. The rims are beat to shit but the guy at the tire place said if they hold air thats not the prob, plus he couldnt find a leak anywhere on either of them.... Should I just throw some tube in them and be done with it, cause theres still lots of great tire left on them shame to waste em. And if so where can I find some good tubes for this application and whats the general cost? Thanks.

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    The best solution is to give them to me. But if you insist on keeping them then canadian tire sells them for fairly cheap.
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    Only problem with a tube in hardcore use is if you air down the rubber some what spins on the rim. If you have a tube, the tire grips it and tears the valve stem.

    Also tubes get harder to find in that size of tire and small size of rim. At least around here.

    Find some new rims at best. But you can try buying a jug of bead sealer, slather the shit out of the beads and air them up.
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    try a tractor supply company. Something else is a can tire sealant from CT. it might seal any small holes

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    try some slim.....
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    I personally wouldn't do tubes for the reasons mentioned above.

    If it is going to be a trail vehicle only (always aired down) you could put beadlocks (either rim style or internal staun style) to keep them from going completely flat and folding the sidewall.

    If you're going to do any street driving (meaning you'll want them aired up for handling etc.), I would try to fix the problem properly by finding the leak and being able to air up to 25+psi.


    Quote Originally Posted by tuffjeep View Post
    2 front tires have both gone flat on me since I got them. The rims are beat to shit but the guy at the tire place said if they hold air thats not the prob, plus he couldnt find a leak anywhere on either of them
    Obviously the front tires don't hold air if they are going flat on you. Did you watch the tire place check for leaks? You can check yourself by airing up the front tires and then washing them down with lots of soapy water (dish soap). You should see bubbles where the leak is. Check the tire tread, sidewall, valve steam, and rim bead very slowly and carefully.

    If it's around the bead, you can try bead sealer, or try getting new rims.

    If it's around the valve, replace the stem.

    If it's in the tread or sidewall, you really have 3 options: either have them vulcanized (if sidewall), have them plugged (if in a tread lug) or replace the tires because they are too worn or damaged.



    Quote Originally Posted by MudSir View Post
    try a tractor supply company. Something else is a can tire sealant from CT. it might seal any small holes
    Bead sealer (like 3M style) would be good to try if you find the leak in the bead/rim. I wouldn't try the tire sealant personally, in my experience it becomes very hard to get out/rid of when you go to switch tires down the road. It's really for emergencies only.

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    Thanks guys all really good ideas, yea I watched them check the tire really well for leaks nothing. I did notice the guy lather the beads up real wll with what I assume was sealer and its been sitting for 4 days now on the jeep and doesnt look like its gone done so it may have just been a case of the tires were sitting for over a year and the old sealer had dried up and cause them to go down. So far so good, I still need to take other one in and go threw the same proccess. Would be great to put bealocks in but im on a short budget right now and Im just looking for the ezest/cheapest fix. The tires are still in great shape, maybe some new rims, beed sealer they will hold up. If not down the road I might need to get the 2 fronts beedlocked. Whats cheaper internals or external? Havnt figured out if its only trail or some street yet, so far no way to get it anywhere but drive it...lol. Thanks everyone, appreciate the help.

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    Not sure if your allowed to drive on the road with beadlocked rims? I guess this is one the jk road laws specialist can answer

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    I have seen some other jeeps on the roads with beedlocks before. Weather is legal or not, I couldnt tell yea.

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